Fiction 101 – Creative Writing Workshop


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Spend one or several evenings learning and practicing different elements of the creative writing craft.

Choose which evenings you’d like to attend this summer or buy the entire Fiction 101 series. Each night we meet we’ll focus on a different creative writing topic as listed below.  During the evening, we will discuss that particular scene element. We practice what we’ve learned through creative writing exercises.


Meetings:


Only 8 seats available each meeting

Week 1 – 9/16 – Developing Your VoiceSpend the evening learning about voice and doing exercises that will help tap into your own unique writer’s voice.
7:15 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
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 Week 2 – 9/23 – SettingSpend the evening learning about writing effective setting and doing exercises that will ground your readers into your scene.
7:15 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
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Week 3 – 9/30 – Character DevelopmentSpend the evening learning about character development and learning ways to incorporate character development into your fiction.
7:15 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
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Week 4 – 10/7 – Writing DialogueSpend the evening learning how to write more engaging dialogue and doing exercises that will help you hone your dialogue writing skills
7:15 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
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Week 5 – 10/14 – Creating ConflictSpend the evening learning how to generate more suspense and interest in your fiction by understanding the underpinnings of conflict and work on in-class writing exercises to help hone this important writing skill.
7:15 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
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Week 6 – 10/21 – NarratorsSpend the evening learning about the different types of narrative voices you can choose from when writing fiction and how to use them properly.
7:15 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
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Week 7 – 10/28 – Improving Prose – Spend the evening learning how to improve your fiction prose and doing writing exercises to help you elevate your prose and avoid writing purple prose.
7:15 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
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Week 8 – 11/4 – Writing Subtext – Spend an evening learning how and where to incorporate subtext into your fiction and practice the art of subtext through in-class writing exercises.
7:15 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
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Week 9 – 11/11 – Free Verse PoetrySpend an evening studying free verse poetry and learning what makes a good free verse poem, then practice writing your own through writing prompts.
7:15 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
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 Week 10 – 11/18 – Writing Memoir – Spend an evening learning out to write better scenes for memoir and how it differs from writing fiction, then practice through creative writing exercises.
7:15 p.m. – 9:45 p.m
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Purchase the Series – Fiction Only Series
Weeks 1 – 8 only, get one night free
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Purchase a Series – Entire Series
Entire Series (weeks 1 – 10, get two nights free)
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These workshops are closed.


If you are interested in receiving critique or guidance on your book project, please check out our Private Coaching options or schedule a free coaching/editing consultation. View all creative writing workshops here.