Mar 4 • 32M

Day 4: Layers of Interiority with Rebecca Makkai

The March March Writing Challenge

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Michelle Hoover
Join award-winning novelist and writing coach Michelle Hoover and special guests for your morning writing wake up call, starting with a 50-day writing challenge.
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Character interiority in prose is one of the most misused and misunderstood writing tools, but without it your story will go nowhere. Rebecca Makkai helps us understand why our prose needs interiority and how to do it, going beyond the surface level.

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Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the short story collection, Music for Wartime, and the novels The Great BelieversThe Hundred-Year HouseThe Borrower, and her new novel coming out in February titled I Have Some Questions for YouThe Great Believers was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and received the ALA Carnegie Medal and the LA Times Book Prize. Makkai is on the MFA faculties of Sierra Nevada College and Northwestern University, and she is Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago.

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