Developing Your Story in Depth with Jennifer Fawcett

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Developing Your Story in Depth with Jennifer Fawcett


To develop a work, sometimes you need to write to discover the world around the story, the history of characters, the provenance of an object, in other words, sometimes you have to write a lot that won’t go directly on the page but will flavor everything that does. In this workshop, writers will dig deep into their work to discover and strengthen structure, explore the complexities and contradictions of their characters, and heighten imagery that can tie the whole piece together. We will look at what has spilled out on the page in the excitement of the first draft and begin the work of refining, deepening and mining the story within.  This workshop is open to anyone writing a story, no matter what the form. Participants who come with in progress work (some pages of flushed out ideas) will gain the most benefit from the workshop. Beginning writers should feel comfortable bringing their work--we all start somewhere. 

This workshop is sure to be an experience that develops you as a writer and helps you dive deep into the possibilities of your stories

When: Friday, September 29th,  6:00-7:30pm
Saturday, September 30th, 9:30am-3:30pm (Lunch break at noon)|
Sunday, October 1st, 9:30am-3:30pm (Lunch break at noon)

Where: Iowa Writers' House, 332 East Davenport St

Cost: $255; Early bird $235 (through September 1st)


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