Join My Very UnFairy Tale Life author Anna Staniszewski and other Lofters in an informal chat about conflict. Have you ever been told to “raise the stakes” in your fiction? Are you looking for ways to strengthen the conflict in your stories? This Writers’ Loft’s “Craft Chat” will tackle the ins and outs of creating conflicts that keep narratives moving. Come with examples of successful conflicts from books you’ve read, and get ready to ask questions, share your ideas, and raise those stakes as high as you dare.
Born in Poland and raised in the United States, Anna Staniszewski grew up loving stories in both Polish and English. She was named the 2006-2007 Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library and a winner of the 2009 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award. Currently, Anna lives outside of Boston with her husband and their adopted black Labrador, Emma.
When she’s not writing, Anna spends her time teaching, reading, and challenging unicorns to games of hopscotch. She is the author of My Very UnFairy Tale Life and its sequels, My Epic Fairy Tale Fail and My Sort Of Fairy Tale Ending, all published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. Look for Anna’s next tween series, The Dirt Diaries, in 2014, and stay tuned for her picture books, Power Down, Little Robot and Dogosaurus Rex, both forthcoming from Henry Holt.