In this class for writers of all levels, we'll examine the elements of the writer’s craft that make up a fully realized fictional work. Of course it's not so much that these are "secrets" as that writers often engage craft techniques intuitively, without consciously realizing it. This is fine as long as our creative intuition is flowing. But when we encounter a problem - the sense that our writing is 'flat' or the story is not coming alive - we may struggle to identify what is wrong or how to fix it. In this class we'll examine structural elements of strong fiction and nonfiction, using hands-on exercises to explore these in our own writing. This approach is helpful for anyone who has ever had trouble finding a natural style or voice, found themselves stuck in repetitive structures, struggled with point of view, timeline, or plot, or has trouble getting started at all! Or anyone who just wants to explore more of the writer's craft. Suitable for reinvigorating ongoing projects or starting new ones.
Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 9am – 11:30 am
At the SOMOS Salon, 108 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos
$45/members; $50/nonmembers, pre-registration required, contact SOMOS, 575-758-0081 or firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up on the website: somostaos.org