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Classes Open for Enrollment

 

 

Fiction Basics for Writers Ages 13 - 17

9 a.m.–Noon

July 22, 2019–July 26, 2019

Loft Literary Center

1011 Washington Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN

Registration

 

Each day we'll tackle a craft element of fiction writing: plot and structure, point of view, characterization, setting, and descriptive language. There will be craft lectures, close reading of master works, and exercises and prompts to get the pen moving as you generate new material and outlines for your novel or short story. Perfect for those working on short stories, novels, or anything in between—and for those who just want to learn how!

 

 

 

Novel Writing Boot Camp

10 a.m.–3 p.m. 

August 5, 2019–August 9, 2019 

Loft Literary Center

1011 Washington Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN

Registration

 

You have a great idea for a novel, but never seem to get very far when you sit down to write. In this week-long intensive for absolute beginners and those in need of a refresher and/or a kick in the pants, we'll review the basics of novel writing, with an emphasis on plot, structure, point of view, narrative time (scene, summary, flashback), and character development.

 

Our focus will be on generating new material for your novel though craft presentations and writing exercises. We'll also share a few shorter writing excerpts we create during our week together. Ninety minutes of every day will be spent writing without excuse. No lecture, no discussion, no reading, just generating raw material for your novel. Find out if you have what it takes to write a novel-length work.

 

The Boot Camp includes some material covered in the Fiction Basics series. Bring a bag lunch; we'll break as needed.