Workshop #14 Hank Schwaeble: Saying More With Less

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Workshop #14 Hank Schwaeble: Saying More With Less

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Saying More With Less—how to make your (and your characters') words be worth a thousand pictures

"Omit needless words" is as close to a Prime Directive as we authors get, but how do you as a writer decide what is and isn't needed? In this class I'll focus on tips and techniques for energizing your prose through economy and efficiency, the power of verbs and the huge exception to the rule regarding them, understanding how tight dialogue both establishes and reveals character, how to write action scenes that propel the reader through them, and how understanding the reasons some stories resonate while others fall flat can free you from a tendency to overwrite.

 

Hank Schwaeble is the two-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the novels Damnable (Jove 2009), Diabolical (Jove 2011) and The Angel Of The Abyss (Cohesion Press), as well as the horror noir collection American Nocturne (Cohesion Press 2016). His short fiction has appeared in anthologies such as Alone on the Darkside, Five Strokes to Midnight, ZVR: No Man’s Land, V-Wars: Night Terrors and X-Files: The Truth Is Out There, among other places. Also a World Fantasy Award nominee, he is an ex-Air Force officer and military Special Agent, a practicing attorney, and a licensed pilot. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, playing guitar, catching bass and flying planes. He lives in the Houston, Texas, area with his wife (fellow author) Rhodi Hawk and their many animals.