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Modulating Viewpoint

Saturday, August 4, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
St. Helen’s A/B

Sometimes narration needs to come deep within a character channeling thoughts from their mind, emotions from their gut, and sensations from their body. Other times the narrator is most effective when the voice is more one of a detached observer. Omniscience can work in limited amounts. How and when to modulate viewpoint, from deep within a character to observer to omniscience. How to avoid the dreaded boring summary.


Hallie Ephron

NY Times bestselling author Hallie Ephron didn’t start writing until she was nearly forty. Now writes suspense novels (10 published so far, plus a bunch of short stories) she hopes readers can’t put down. A former teacher, she also wrote an Edgar-nominated book on mystery writing and teaches writing workshops. She is a 5-time finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and her “Never Tell a Lie” was made into a movie for the Lifetime Movie Network.

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