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Story Fundamentals with Cat Rambo

A compressed version of the six-week workshop, this single-session class covers basic story structure, characters, blocking, setting, and submitting work. You will do some writing exercises in class, but most of the time will be spent on lecture and discussion. … Continue reading

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Stories That Change Our World: How to Write Hopepunk with Cat Rambo

Join Cat Rambo for a workshop in which she addresses a question of pressing importance in today’s world: how do we craft stories that inspire, encourage, and above all, shape the future by teaching? How do we use writing to … Continue reading

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Writing Your Way Into Your Novel with Cat Rambo

The process of novel-writing varies greatly, but one thing is always true: a butt must go into a chair and the words must be written. Come find out how to get past sticking points through a combination of lecture and … Continue reading

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Punk U: The Whys and Whats of Writing -Punk Fiction with Cat Rambo

Cyberpunk. Steampunk. Dieselpunk. Solarpunk. Splatterpunk. Hopepunk. Monkpunk. And more. Is it meaningful to add -punk to a genre name or just a marketing maneuver? What do the tenets behind the punk music movement add to the various genres it’s influenced? … Continue reading

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Literary Techniques for Speculative Fiction with Cat Rambo

This class combines lecture, discussion and in-class writing exercises designed to introduce a number of techniques to use in your own writing such as foreshadowing, alliteration, rhythmic device, allusion, etc, and ways to test them out in short fiction as … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Workshop with Cat Rambo

This workshop focuses on flash fiction, also known as short short stories. The workshop consists of a mixture of lecture, in-class writing exercises, discussion of how to turn fragments into flash, and an overview of flash fiction markets. Come prepared … Continue reading

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Principles for Pantsers with Cat Rambo

Some people outline. Others don’t. There’s plenty of advice on how to do the former, but those who practice the latter sometimes feel that they’re floundering, and no one’s providing any principles. Working with my own process as well as … Continue reading

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Principles for Pantsers with Cat Rambo

Some people outline. Others don’t. There’s plenty of advice on how to do the former, but those who practice the latter sometimes feel that they’re floundering, and no one’s providing any principles. Working with my own process as well as … Continue reading

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Description and Delivering Information with Cat Rambo

How do you give the reader the evocative and interesting descriptions and information they need without boring them or making the story drag? How do you give them information without cluing them in that it’s important? Fine-tune your descriptive skills … Continue reading

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Beginnings and Endings with Cat Rambo

Beginnings are sometimes the last thing a writer finishes, and they must lead gracefully into a work that ends with the same sense of panache. In a class that combines lecture with in-class writing exercises and discussion, learn how to … Continue reading

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