June 8, 2012 - June 10, 2012
CONTACT: Jo Kittinger
ShowDon’t Tell: How Acting Techniques Improve Writing
A Weekend Retreat with Hester Bass
Writers seek to create vivid characters, realistic dialogue, and dynamic action, yet they often overlook the study of a discipline that would help them accomplish all these goals: acting. In this weekend retreat, you’ll join the ranks of authors such as Charles Dickens who have used acting techniques to strengthen action and sharpen dialogue.
Learn to think like an actor, “become” your characters, “inhabit” a setting, and hone your insight into motivation. Practice acting exercises from a variety of sources to find new ways to “show don’t tell” and write the truth of a scene both emotionally and physically.
Come walk the walk and talk the talk of an actor, and discover ways to breathe more life into your writing, add pizzazz to your school visits, and zing to your media interviews.
Join us for a weekend in Birmingham this summer! Look for details soon at www.southern-breeze.net