8-Week: Advanced Fiction Workshop (Asynchronous)

$325.00 Members
$355.00 Non-members

The workshop discussion of your fiction is the core of this class. We'll follow a streamlined adaptation of Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process, with (1) one-sentence initial responses from readers encapsulating what they find most vital in the piece (2) one or two specific questions from the writer (3) one or two neutral questions from readers, with writer responses optional, and (4) reader opinions, with permission from the writer. The goal is to help each writer find clarity and new ways forward with their vision for their projects. Throughout, craft discussions will stem from readings of published prose, and optional writing exercises will spark new passages or scenes. Genre crossing and mixed-form projects are welcome.

This workshop will be feedback intensive, including attentive critique from your instructor and from (as well as to) your peers. Close reading and a commitment to specific workshop guidelines are required. Craft discussions related to readings from published fiction are included, though optional; weekly writing exercises are also optional.

About Our Asynchronous Classes: We use an online platform called Wet Ink for asynchronous classes. Rather than meet at a specific time and place in person or via Zoom, this platform allows writers to log in on their own time to post comments and critiques directly to authors’ works (for 8-week workshops). You can also view deadlines, track revisions, and watch video or listen to audio. At the end of the class, each student will receive an email that contains an archive of all their content and interactions. Everyone who participates in an online workshop will also become part of the ongoing Lighthouse community within Wet Ink, where you can share and receive exercises and calls for submissions. Stay in touch with your fellow students (if you like) via the Lighthouse community when the class has ended.

By the end of the day on the Monday that class begins, you’ll receive an invitation to join Wet Ink. There are no browser requirements, and Wet Ink is mobile-friendly. If you have any questions about the technical requirements, please email [email protected]

Instructor: Jessica Roeder Learn More