What does it take to write drama, the real deal of the stage? And how can we make our words sound like they're genuine and authentic? In this experience, we'll see how to make dialogue "create" character in a script, and focus on how that dialogue can be as real as possible.
Hemingway and his buddies used to play a game: Who could make the best short story in just a few words? The man himself came up with, "Baby shoes. For sale. Hardly worn." Lots of drama and plot in just that one line! We'll play this game, and see how well we can create strong fiction with just a few gestures and words.
During this workshop we will blend multi-sensory description and poetry…and chocolate! We’ll develop a cacao character sketch and experiment with figurative language, all while experiencing the benefit of chocolate’s positive neurological effects.
We will break into self-determined groups willing to develop fanfiction from specific fandoms. Teams will blend their imaginative plans with the requirements and expectations of particular—and sometimes unexpected—technologies. We’ll discover how the bounds of writing technologies have surprising outcomes on our literary productions.
Personal narrative writing involves reflective processes that allow a writer to examine experiences and relationships. In this workshop writers will develop three pieces of writing and visual art to tell their life stories.