Tricks of the trade : Making Your Writing Come to Life

Whether you’re writing flash fiction, a novel, or a full-length memoir, there are “tricks of the trade” that can help writers bring their stories more vividly to life.  Taught by New York Times bestselling memoirist and novelist Susan Jane Gilman, this workshop will offer a lively crash course on essentials for good creative writing.  There will be instruction, short writing exercises to help participants grasp techniques themselves, and Q & A. Please bring an old-fashioned notebook, a writing instrument, enthusiasm, and the caffeinated beverage of your choice.

Playing with Structure

Fiction: «What to Leave out»

The Narrative Arc in Memoir

Non-fiction Writing Workshop: ‘Writing Effective Memoir’

Fiction Writing Workshop: ‘Showing Not Telling’

Fiction Writing Workshop: ‘Perfectly Flawed Characters’

Writing Life Stories

Creating Tension in Fiction