Getting From Here to There: Writing Effective Transitions,
A Workshop and Intensive,
with Paula Castner

 Part I: Saturday, January 19, 2019

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Part II: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Intensive Fee: $40.00

10:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, Massachusetts

Writing graceful transitions is an art as well as a craft. Using examples from literature, we will look at how writers effectively use whitespace, words, phrases, sentences, paragraphing, and punctuation to signal changes of the world of the story, including shifts of time, location, point-of-view, character, mood, tone, emotion, and pacing. Part I of this workshop is free and open to writers working at all levels.

Part II of this workshop is open to those writers who attended Getting from Here to There, on January 19, and want personalized guidance for their projects. We will practice the skills learned from the previous workshop, using your own in-progress manuscripts. Please bring a short story draft or novel excerpt. The fee for the intensive is $40.00 and pre-registration is required. Click here to enroll. 

Paula Castner is the Chief Operating Officer for Seven Bridge Writers Collaborative as well as a freelance writer, playwright, drama director, writing workshop facilitator, baking coach, and professional administrator. Though she received her certification for writing children’s literature, she writes in multiple genres. Her pieces have been published in a variety of venues, from parenting magazines, to newspapers, to online magazines, and have claimed first prize in several writing contests. Her play, A Fairy Tale Life? A Musical, with music by Canadian folk artist, Nancy Beaudette, was performed recently in Lancaster, Massachusetts. She is currently working on her second musical, set in an art museum. Her long-term writing project is a fictionalized account of a historical court case about a slave girl from Holden, MA.