Vaporizing the Other Version [Tea Obreht]
In a recent article for The New York Times, novelist David Mitchell stated: “A novel contains as many versions of itself as it has readers.” Reading is an intimate, individual endeavor, and its reward depends heavily on what the reader brings to the table – but what is the writer’s relationship and responsibility to this individual experience? If certain aspects of narrative depend heavily on a single, universal interpretation, how can the writer control the basic reading experience, ensuring that almost every reader is (for lack of a better phrase) on the same page? In this workshop, we will focus on layering the world of the narrative and manipulating information transfer – detail, voice, and nuance, the smoke-and-mirrors and sleight-of-hand techniques that are the writer’s equalizing arsenal.
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