March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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The Perfect Ending
“There’s nothing on Earth like really nailing the last line of a big book,” Alex de Campi said. “You have 200 pages to tickle their fancy, and seven words to break their heart.” But how does an author achieve this? It is no easy task, given that endings must, as Chekhov said, “artfully concentrate for the reader an impression of the entire work.”
In this seminar, we will identify elements of satisfying endings, explore the pros and cons of various endings (such as Open Endings, Epiphanies, Happy (and Sad) Endings, to name a few…) and discuss the application of these concepts in our own editing processes.
Please note: This class is an online class. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone.