WEBINAR: Writers Who Read: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
June's book is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (USA, 2020) -
Sunday, 4pm (for 2 hours), online.
::1st NOVEL OF 3 (June, July, August) about Disappearing Women::
Identity: who we are in our hearts versus how we present ourselves to the world. But are the only choices binary--black or white, male or female, actor or audience, and when does our facade overtake our reality? This critically-acclaimed and best-selling second novel by Brit Bennett tells the story of twin sisters who "were different and the same all at once."
We are Writers Who Read. We use Literary Forensics to dissect a recent novel (published within the past 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/