We think of ghost stories as part of the horror genre but ghosts have been the fulcrum of stories and novels across genres for centuries. In this workshop, we'll explore:
Participants will receive examples, worksheets and a toolbox of ghost story moves to bring into their fiction and non-fiction work!
Bonus! Flash Fiction Ghost Story Contest: Sara will give participants time to apply some ghost story moves and get started on a flash fiction ghost story. Submit your (up to 500 word, double-spaced flash fiction in Times New Roman 12 pt in a Word document) flash ghost story to mailto:email@example.com by 12 noon on October 17, and Sara will select the top three to be published in the OCWW Newsletter. She will also read the winning story at her session.
Sara Connell is an author and writing coach with a private practice in Chicago. She has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The View, FOX Chicago, NPR, and Katie Couric. Her writing has appeared in: The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, Parenting, Tri-Quarterly, IO Literary Journal, Schlock, Psychobabble and The Bangelore Review. Her first book Bringing In Finn was nominated for ELLE magazine Book of the Year.
9-9:30 Registration and Socializing
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