Boulder Book Club
for Writers

10 February 2019

The Female Persuasion
by Meg Wolitzer

Why we're here

Book Club Resources

Who we are

1. Author / Publisher Intent

2. Stylistic Choices

3. Structure, Pacing

4. Climax - what changed?

5. Scene sleuthing

Word Cloud

The Female Persuasion - Meg Wolitzer

  • Marketing: Sisters, Mothers & Children, Women's Fiction
  • Genre: Realistic, Present-Day, Arch-Plot Long-Form
  • Word count: 148,732
  • Print Pages: 463

  • Tense: Past
  • POV: Greer, Cory, Zee, Faith, Emmett

  • Publish date: April 3, 2018
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Sold by: Penguin Group

  • Best of 2018: New York Times Notable Book,
    People Magazine's Top Ten Book
  • 7 possible Plot Types:
    • Overcoming the Monster
    • Rags to Riches
    • The Quest
    • Voyage and Return
    • Comedy
    • Tragedy
    • Rebirth

  • 4 possible Story Types:
    • Milieu
    • Idea
    • Character
    • Event

POV

Sentiment Analysis

Arch Plot Structure

  • Word

  • Sentence

  • Paragraph

Boulder Bookclub for Writers thanks:
Boulder Writers Alliance Meetup
https://www.meetup.com/Boulder-Writers-Alliance-Meetup

Next Up:

DIFFERENT DAY: MONDAY, March 4 (6-8pm)
Kudos - Rachel Cusk (2018)
DIFFERENT LOCATION: Flagstaff Room (ground floor)



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Sleuthing!