November 2012 Workshop

“The Narrator’s Tale:
All About Point of View”

Presented by Ana Manwaring 

Saturday, November 17, 2012
9:30 am–1:30 pm
Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa,
2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95405  


Narrator’s Tale Workshop Flyer

A workshop on the intricacies of Point of View. This will be a hands on workshop so come prepared with pen, paper, and a scene from your original writing (double spaced) that includes plenty of narration.

  • Learn the “rules” and conventions of narrative voice for one or multiple points of view
  • Explore the differences between narrators in fiction and creative non-fiction,
  • Narrative voice continuum,
  • Point of view and narrative distance,
  • Narrator and reliability, and
  • How to avoid the POV pitfalls.


Ana Manwaring writes poetry and personal narrative as well as fiction. The first of her Mexico series, The Hydra Effect, is being prepared for publication. Follow her column, “In the Shadow of Sonoma Mountain,” monthly in the Petaluma Post. Other credits include several prizes for short stories and poetry, and she has appeared in:

Vintage Voices, co-edited, selected and copy edited
Wisdom has a Voice, co-edited with Jeanne Miller
Write Free: Attracting the Creative Life
Women’s Voices
On KRCB Morning Haiku
Cuernavaca’s Universal newspaper

She is a founding member of JAM Manuscript Consulting—a full service editorial team, and teaches Creative Writing through Napa Valley College and privately. Her goal is to create an atmosphere of camaraderie and confidence where writers can come together to practice craft and support one another in becoming the best writers possible.