Have you always wanted to write fiction? Have you been writing for a while, but are finding yourself unsure of what to write next? In this creative writing course, students learn to banish writer's block by using prompts to jumpstart the creative process. Music, fashion, family secrets, fossilized bones, historical relics, railway stations, and alluring photographs will be the basis for high-impact writing exercises. Emphasis at all times is on writing that shows guts and reveals soul.
This course is appropriate for both beginning and experienced writers and is supported by enriching readings from stories that grab readers by the collar and don't let go. This class will pay due homage to inspiration, while acknowledging that perspiration—focused work on specific teachable skills—also plays an essential role in the making of good fiction.