Fiction Writing Workshop

Instructor: Robert Kent
Date: 5 Thursdays: March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19
Time: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: IWC
Cost: $275 nonmembers, $185 members, $165 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
*The price of this class includes a $25 manuscript fee.

For five Thursdays this spring, you're invited to become part of an elite fiction writing community. We're going to encourage each other and hold one another accountable to meet a firm writing and reading goal each week. You can write any genre, any age group, (Robert Kent writes both middle grade books and adult horror stories) and any fiction narrative, be it a short story, novel or other.

Every writer will be expected to produce a minimum of 2,500 words for each week's session.  Submissions will be capped at a maximum of 5,000 words.  That's only 358 words you'll need to write per day or 500 words per day if you take two days off each week. Please have your first 2,500 words ready by the first session (must be the opening of a work). You won't need to submit it ahead of time, but you will need to have it prepared to be work-shopped during the second weekly session.

Writers will be expected to have online access outside of the workshop as we'll be sharing our weekly writing samples via email. We'll also be reading and critiquing the work of every other writer in the group. This will be an intensive workshop in which every participant needs to be prepared to produce new writing of their own every week in addition to providing written notes and in-person feedback about others' writing during workshop sessions.

In addition to giving each student feedback in workshop sessions, instructor Robert Kent will offer actionable advice on how to plot your story, how to schedule your project's completion and track your progress, how to revise your completed manuscript, and ultimately how to prepare it to be published. By the end of this workshop, you'll either have a finished novella or short story that's been heavily revised, or be close to finishing a longer work.

This is a workshop for those who are serious about their writing. It's also intended for writers strong enough to take criticism like a professional. Personal criticism will not be tolerated, but your fiction will be broken down and rewritten until it is killed or cured. Weak writers need not apply.


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