Writing a book-length work—of fiction, nonfiction, or memoir—is a truly daunting feat of intellect and imagination. Even if you’ve done it before, every book you write is a new challenge. So where do you start? How can you face the blank page without overwhelm and confusion? Even if you think of yourself as a ‘discovery writer,’ it helps to have a few building blocks—a foundational idea of where you are going and how you’ll get there. This workshop is designed to help you discover and develop the foundation of your story–whatever your genre. We will go through a series of exercises that focus on creating a believable world and rounded characters (or bringing real people to life on the page), developing enough propulsion to sustain a narrative, and much more! You’ll leave the workshop with a framework for your story, flexible enough to allow for the inevitable discovery of drafting.
Saturday, February 4th, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST ($75)