Time: May 1, 2011 from 11:15am to 12:30pm
Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel
Street: 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
Website or Map: http://www.grubstreet.org/ind…
Event Type: lecture/craft, class
Organized By: Grub Street's Muse and the Marketplace Conference
Latest Activity: Apr 2, 2011
So many fiction writers begin with shorter works, studying and writing story after story—only to be urged by agents and editors to produce a novel instead. And many of us have already written that long, overstuffed story that badly needs room to grow, or that wonderful gem of a tale that has readers begging you to keep going and tell what happened next. If you suspect your short story has a novel tucked inside, there are a number of questions you’ll need to ask yourself, and artistic decisions you’ll need to make, as you begin to turn it into a novel. Using her own experience of expanding her short story “Russian Winter” into the novel of the same title, Daphne Kalotay will discuss the challenges and pitfalls of the story-to-novel process, offering tips and a helpful guide to approaching your own work.