News from The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. Reporter: Madeline Murphy
PARKERSBURG — Meredith Sue Willis, novelist and teacher, provided a writing workshop and reading from her new novel “Their Houses” Wednesday night at the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library.
Willis was born and raised in Harrison County, W.Va., and teaches novel writing at New York University’s School of Professional Studies and conducts workshops for writers.
“I offer these writing exercises as a place for a community of sharing and exchange,” Willis said.
“I call them ‘exercises’ rather than ‘prompts’ or ‘lessons’ because I think of them as ways to strengthen the writing muscles that you already have and as ways to expand your range of techniques,” she said. For the full article click on News and Sentinel
There’s still time to enroll in Meredith Sue Willis’s fall course, Novel Writing, at CALA. Click on the link below for full information and to register – first class is on Monday, October 1.
Receive the help you need to get started and to get structured, whether your goal is to write a novel or to mold a series of short stories into a longer work. In this course, delve into writing exercises that practice establishing tone, exploring character, tightening and deepening dialogue, and adding interior monologue. Topics covered include sustaining interest as a writer and a reader, understanding the value of an agent, and excerpting from a lengthy work for publication in magazines. This course is appropriate for anyone who has done some writing or who has taken an introductory writing course.