Are you writing about historical events or people in your fiction, creative non-fiction, or poetry? Explore how to write with integrity and joy about the past.
We have a wide variety of classes and programs to choose from, so whether you’re just beginning, or you’ve been writing for a while, we have something for you.
We’ll explore a wide-ranging survey of styles at use in contemporary fiction, paying special attention to sentence construction, syntactical possibilities, and acoustic effects.
In this class, we’ll walk through some practical strategies specific to the beginnings, middles, and endings of novels.
How can you meaningfully develop a nuanced character who experiences both pain and pleasure?
In this one-time workshop, attendees will identify negative self-talk messages that are stopping them from moving forward (and learn how to combat/rise above them).
At some point in a novel project, whether at the start or 100 pages in, it can be helpful to step back, consider what we have, and give it a foundational dramatic shape that either directs or illuminates all the promise in the material.
Pacing. It’s the invisible thread that holds a story together, and it can make the difference between a book you can’t put down and one that loses your interest.
In this course, award-winning novelist Eric Charles May will discuss and present strategies and examples, from an array of genres, for getting effective imagery—from the concise to the elaborate—on the page to engage and enchant your readers.
Most fiction writers, from the literary to the fantastical, use research to further their writing. The more you know about the world, people and time you create on the page the more that you can imbue your fiction with meaning and verisimilitude.
In this class we’ll talk about how to take a critical eye to our own work and make a first draft into a second draft, with the goal of making a second into a third, and eventually a final manuscript.
There is a craft to writing comedy and if you have the ability to analyze and the willingness to take small risks, you can learn how to infuse your work with humor.