Writers Night Out, January 17, 2024 How to Make Nonfiction Characters Come to Life

What makes nonfiction compelling?

 What brings a story to life on the page?

How do you make a personal story engaging and applicable to a larger audience?

Answers to these questions can benefit writers of fiction as well as nonfiction. 

If you’d like to learn more, you are invited to

Writers Night Out, January 17, 2024

at 7:00 PM on Zoom


In this session, author and writing instructor Jennifer Crystal will discuss craft techniques that make nonfiction come alive. From creating a strong hook to employing all five senses, you will learn specific tips for showing rather than telling and for moving the personal to the universal. After an introductory lecture, you will have the opportunity to practice your new skills through writing prompts and deepen the discussion with a Q and A session.


Jennifer Crystal 

Jennifer Crystal, MFA is a Boston-based writer, educator and coach who specializes in nonfiction projects including personal essay, op-ed, and memoir. She runs the Writing to Heal Immersive Program at Grub Street Creative Writing Center. Her work has appeared in local and national publications, and her memoir One Tick Stopped the Clock is forthcoming from Legacy Book Press.

If you plan to attend, please email writers@capecodwriterscenter.org

and mention “WNO January 17, 2024 in the subject line.