Where do writers get their story ideas? Sometimes a single word or image can spark our imaginations and we’re off and writing. Other times we need more precise tools to bring the subterranean riches of our minds to the surface.
In this in-person workshop, we will discuss techniques for accessing this material and the generative process as it relates to story premises that showcase your unique imagination and experiences. We’ll also talk about what to do when an exciting idea seems to lose its sizzle.
Participants will leave this workshop with fresh story ideas, original characters, and unexpected scenarios that can serve as building blocks to new work. We’ll cover:
- How to find & refine a story idea
- How to grow a spark of an idea into the backbone of a book
- Content-generating exercises designed to help you expand your storytelling
We are able to offer a limited amount of both 50% scholarships for our multi-week classes and 100% scholarships for our single-session classes on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students may receive one scholarship per term. Click here to apply for a scholarship spot.