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VIRTUAL EVENT: Debra Spark and Bonnie Friedman discuss their books on writing

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Co-hosted by MWPA via Zoom

AND THEN SOMETHING HAPPENED: Debra Spark's Curious Attractions remains a hugely popular fiction writing guide thirteen years after its publication. Now, she tackles the thorniest aspects of literary fiction craft: plot, humor, research, scope, and more. In And Then Something Happened, Spark brings her widely-loved wisdom, wit, and care to these nuanced essays, full of examples, anecdotes, and analysis of your favorite writers' approaches to crafting stories and novels, plus a moving essay about the danger many of us face as we face the blank page.

WRITING PAST DARK: A national bestseller that is one of the “Essential Books for Writing” according to the Center for Fiction, and one of “The Best Books for Writers,” according to Poets & Writers, Writing Past Dark is a writing companion to reach for when you feel lost and want to regain access to the memories, images, and the ideas inside you that are the fuel of strong writing. Combining personal narrative and other writers' experiences, Bonnie Friedman explores a whole array of emotions and dilemmas writers face—envy, distraction, guilt, and writer's block—and shares the clues that can set you free so that you can write the book you’ve always dreamed of writing. Supportive, intimate, and reflective, Writing Past Dark is a comfort and resource for all writers.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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And Then Something Happened: Essays on Fiction Writing Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781938126468
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Engine Books - August 11th, 2020

Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction, and Other Dilemmas in the Writer's Life Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062981103
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - June 9th, 2020