Sunday, April 7, 2013

Monica Wood and Basic Story Structure

On Saturday at UMaine, we hosted Monica Wood, author of novels, books for writers and teachers, and a 2012 award-winning memoir, When We Were the Kennedys. A long-time friend, Monnie has been living the writer's life for many years. Novelist Ron Carlson wrote, "The writer's the one who stays in the room." Monnie has stayed in the room crafting her stories. She's paid her dues and now she's enjoying some much deserved recognition.

Monica Wood
During her writing workshop on Saturday, she spoke about Basic Story Structure, an element of sound writing that all writers need to be reminded of. Going back through a draft of story and identifying the basic elements can help any writer with story development and revision.  

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