Sentence By Sentence: Fluency and Feeling in the Narrative

DONNA MISCOLTA is the author of three books of fiction: When the de la Cruz Family Danced, Hola and Goodbye: Una Familia in Stories, and Living Color: Angie Rubio Stories.

Donna’s newest book of fiction is Living Color: Angie Rubio Stories, published in 2020 by Jaded Ibis Press, a feminist press which makes a perfect match for Angie Rubio’s burgeoning awareness of her personhood. Whether the issue at hand relates to skin color, body image, sexual awakening, or some other aspect of peer and social pressure or the mere act of growing up, the stories cohere to tell of Angie’s struggle to find out who she is and her place in the world.

May 1, 2022 | Online via Zoom

12pm Pacific | 1pm Mountain |2pm Central | 3pm Eastern

The sentence is the most basic element of a piece of writing. Sentence upon sentence tells the story.  But a sentence by itself can almost tell its own little story. Each sentence can sing its own song, paint its own picture, add its own little heartbeat, creating tiny antagonisms within a paragraph or reinforcing a sentiment, sound, or image. We’ll look at the sentence on its own and within a paragraph as we consider how our own styles have developed subconsciously or through intention, and how we can strengthen them through revision. Bring a page of your writing to examine as we go through examples and exercises

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