Classes & Workshops: Fiction

Please note: Most of our classes now meet at the new home of the IWC located in the Circle City Industrial ComplexThe ones that do not will list the alternate location in the class description.
  • Fiction Writing Workshop

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date:  5 Sundays: September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6
    Time: 5-7 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $275 nonmembers, $185 members, $165 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    Class size limited to 10 students
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    The cost of this class includes a $25 critiquing fee, to be remitted by IWC directly to the instructor, for work critiqued... learn more

  • Beginning Writers Boot Camp

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date:  Saturday, September 14
    Time:  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Do you have the desire to write but don’t know where to begin? Have a half-written story on your laptop or an idea that hasn’t made it out of your head? Wanting to write and doing it are two different things. Kick-start the right half of your brain... learn more

  • The Basics of Self Publishing

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date: Sunday, September 22
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Editor Peggy Tierney says she receives thousands of manuscripts per year, reads perhaps fifty, and publishes only one or two. With publishers consolidating and purchasing fewer books each year, advances shrinking, and legacy contracts becoming more restrictive than ever – and with... learn more

  • Writing from the Heart: Soulful Creativity

    Instructor: Brent Bill
    Date:  Saturday, September 28
    Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Do you wish to write in a way that touches readers and yourself? That’s the kind of writing that readers find so appealing. Brent Bill’s own writing has been described by Publishers Weekly as being “Like a neighborly conversation across a kitchen table.” Whether you... learn more

  • Finishing Your First Novel (and your second)

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date: Sunday, October 6
    Time: 1–4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Confession: when someone tells me, usually in a conspiratorial tone, "you know, I've always wanted to write a novel," I have to forcibly resist replying, "I've always wanted to perform brain surgery, I just haven't studied brains or operation procedures." Writing a novel... learn more

  • What Makes a Character Live?

    Instructor: SJ Rozan
    Date: Sunday, October 27
    Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Some characters stick in readers' minds long after the end of a book. How does a writer create those characters, people so real that the reader misses them once the story's over? Is it dialogue, physical attributes, action, inner thoughts? It's all these things and more. Join SJ Rozan,... learn more


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