Alice Hatcher Craft Class

📚 I participated in a fantastic craft class today with Alice Hatcher, author of The Wonder That Was Ours. She was interviewed by Reneé Bibby, Director of the Writers Studio Tucson, and local students in the Master and Advanced workshops. The recording will be available in February to students in the Winter-Spring 2019 Writers Studio Craft Class or for purchase on the website.

We learned from Hatcher about using a universal “we” (in this case, cockroaches) persona narrator that acts more like a third person omniscient narrator; reminding the reader of the rules of the narrative as necessary; the use of a humorous and conversational tone to tell a story with a sad, very dark mood; approaches to handling violence on the page that might be traumatic and triggering to both the writer and readers; and much more.