We have all had that unforgettable experience: buried in a riveting read, turning one page after another, immersed in the world of the story, oblivious to the hours flying by. Such fleeting moments are undoubtedly among the happiest of our lives. How can we make that magic happen in our own writing?

In our upcoming workshop, Jordan E. Rosenfeld will teach you the techniques used by bestselling authors to make their books impossible to put down. Infuse your scenes, characters, and plot with tension, which combines high stakes with a gradual unspooling of revelation until resolution. Reveal too much initially, and the story slackens. Reveal too little, and the reader wonders what it is all for. But strike the right balance, and your readers will be on the edge of their seats, hungrily turning the pages. Just as a gifted comedian brings an audience to thunderous laughter with deft use of timing down to the millisecond, the talented writer structures her work in a way that the reader finds engrossing and rewarding. Learn more about techniques to accomplish this in our can’t-miss workshop.

Jordan is the author of the suspense novels Women in Red, Forged in Grace, and Night Oracle, as well as several writing guides including Writing the Intimate Character, Writing Deep Scenes: Plotting Your Story Through Action, Emotion & Theme, and A Writer’s Guide to Persistence: How to Create a Lasting & Productive Writing Practice. Her articles, essays, and short fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in such publications as The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Mental Floss, The New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle, Scientific American, VICE, The Washington Post, and Writer’s Digest. She is an enormously popular instructor and has been invited to speak at many conferences. Register today to lock in a special discounted rate that is less than half the price charged at other venues.

Cost to attend:
  • 10/10-11/4: CWC Member, $59; Nonmember, $67
  • Student (18—25 with ID): $29
  • At the door: $65 Member, $69 Nonmember (if seats available)
  • Includes continental breakfast & lunch ($12 credit)
When: Saturday, November 4th, 9:00AM – 2:30pm
Where: Harry’s Hofbrau, 390 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129

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