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UPDATE: We are not meeting at the library this month, oh no. We're takin' this group online--to infinity--and beyond! Click the Zoom link to join us.
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April's book is Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner (2019)
Sunday, 4pm (for 2 hours), Arapahoe Room at Main Boulder Library.
Fleishman is free! Separated now and able to hook up with anyone he chooses, at any time of the day or night. Fleishman is not free! His estranged wife has disappeared and now he's taking care of the kids every day, not just on the weekends. Fleishman is oblivious to his faults! Fleishman must face his faults! Who is Fleishman? Who is Libby, and what does she know about Fleishman or his marriage? Sharp gonzo prose written by Taffy Brodesser-Akner, a "Michelangelo of magazine profiles."
We are Writers Who Read. We use Literary Forensics to dissect a recent novel (published within 18 months) with the goal of uncovering how the author has utilized their skills for effect. Storytelling is an art, but it's not a mystery. Every writer must address the following:
- Structure, Timeline, Pacing, Suspense, Omission
- Point of View, including Voice, Character, Place
- Language, Tense, Imagery, Metaphor, Symbols
- Motivation: Making a story pop - generating a thrill
- Why this story? And why now? Industry considerations
We ask that all attendees read the entire book in advance of the meeting, and come bearing their discoveries of how the author has addressed each of the five points above.
What is Literary Forensics? Find out here: https://www.garyalanmcbride.com/literary-forensics/