8-Week: Intro to Fiction and Memoir (Asynchronous)

$325.00 Members
$355.00 Non-members

This class will help writers tackle what may seem like the overwhelming task of writing a novel or memoir. Whether you’re looking for guidance to help you along in your current draft or are just beginning to face the challenge, this eight-week introductory workshop will provide insight and direction to move you forward. Covering critical questions related to dramatic tension and conflict, character development, dialogue, plotting, setting, and scene work, this class promises an enlightening, encouraging experience to aid you in your writing, present and future. Participants can expect a mix of in-class writing, lecture and discussion for the first six weeks of the session. In the final two weeks, everyone will have the option to workshop up to ten pages of their work in progress.

About Our Online Classes: We use an online platform called Wet Ink. This platform allows you to post comments and critiques directly to the 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]. Students are welcome to enroll up until the Friday of the starting week.

Instructor: Rachel Weaver Learn More