The Chicago Writer’s Loft Fiction Workshop
Beginner to Advanced
August 4th through 6th, 2016
$400 per person
THE COMPLETE STORY is a workshop series designed to give writers of all levels the crucial skills that make every story and every writer a success. Learn everything you need to unlock your imagination and bring your ideas to life on the page. Taught by a published author who followed this exact course when writing her first novel. Based on the legendary Writers’ Loft in Chicago—26 years and still going strong!
3-Day Creative Writing Workshop: “How to tell a Complete Story”
We will focus on five essential elements of craft needed to bring any story to life. We’ll cover creating characters, bringing experiences to life, setting, structuring your story, emotions and thoughts, re-writing, and the creative process. All writers from those starting at the very beginning to writers with more experience can benefit from this course. Many writers waste time focusing on the wrong elements of craft. This course will save you years of frustration!
Course includes: Presentation of student writing with feedback and coaching using innovative feedback techniques. Your writing is read to the class, anonymously, so no one is put on the spot or forced to present their own writing. Writing time: Fun assignments using your own ideas or one of the dramatic setups provided. Book: A copy of Jerry Cleaver’s IMMEDIATE FICTION and CDs of the course material. The more you listen the more you learn.
Open Q&A about all aspects of the publishing industry – getting an agent, approaching publishers, and self-publishing.