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In this class, we throw the idea of neat boxes and categories out the window and ask ourselves, what more can we achieve as writers when we blend and blur the lines between genres? From subverting tropes to reimagining story … Continue reading
Our characters tell readers so much about themselves when they speak. But if characters’ speech patterns depart from our cultural defaults, how do we show that? Differences can enrich readers’ understanding of our characters and stories, yet we risk alienating … Continue reading
How do those niche anthologies with such specific topics keep happening? Are there really that many people organically writing stories about cats with gemstone hearts, talking ravens, or the daughters of Marie Curie? Today’s class will explore the art and … Continue reading
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
Description to come, but save the date! Instructor Fran Wilde also teaches Journaling for Creativity. Limited enrollment (15); scholarships available.
Tired of fading to black every time your characters get intimate? Not quite sure what to do once they’re in the clinch? Want characters whose romantic moments have some spark, sizzle, and steam to them? Learn some of the building … Continue reading
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
Has a herd of horses shown up in your novel and insisted on staying for the duration — and you’ve never been close enough to a horse to touch it? Are you writing a fantasy or historical or a contemporary … Continue reading