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Fiction Writing Level 1 One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

Fiction is a wonderful conjuring act. With only words and the reader’s imagination, a work of fiction can sail across the world in pursuit of a whale, or time-travel to another dimension, or zero in on a few minutes in line at the local bank, enveloping the reader in a made-up story that feels real.  To pull off this feat requires a balance...

Friday Nov 15th, 10am - 5pm

Fiction Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 1501 Broadway 11th Fl, New York, New York 10036

This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of fiction craft and gets you writing a short story (or two) or a novel. Course components: Lectures Writing exercises Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times) Fiction I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Students must be...

Monday Sep 23rd, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$460

10 sessions

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Writing in French 4: Creative Writing

at Coucou French Classes - SoHo 253 Centre St 2nd & 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10013

Want to give French creative writing a shot? We’ll analyze a few different pieces of French fiction and poetry, paying close attention to style and voice. After, you’ll have the chance to work on a rough draft or simply an idea that you’d like to put on paper in French. The focus will be on poetry, fiction, non-fiction. Prerequisite: Open...

Saturday Sep 21st, 1pm - 4pm

$123.48

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The Importance of Backstory & Flashback in Your Fiction

at Brooklyn Brainery - Park Slope 1110 8th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Looking Back or Moving Forward: The Importance of Backstory and Flashback in Your Fiction Backstory. Flashback. What is the difference? How much is too much? In this discussion-based craft workshop, we will read and analyze key examples from well-known authors such as Nick White, Alice Munro, and Sally Rooney, and will explore the...

Wednesday Sep 18th, 7pm - 9pm

Strange and Fantastical Tales

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown 5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

In this class, we’ll look at an assortment of genres—fairy tales, fairy tale retellings, fantasy, ghost stories, and other weird and wondrous fictions. The published works will serve as sources of inspiration as well as models of what's possible. We'll examine the requirements of each genre, and some techniques we'll study include: creating...

Tuesday Sep 24th, 6:45pm - 8:45pm

  (10 sessions)
$575

10 sessions

Intro to Fiction

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown 5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

In this class, beginning and intermediate-level fiction students work toward building short stories and novel chapters by learning the elements of craft, which include conflict, tension, characterization, voice, setting, dialogue, and scene vs. summary.   Class sessions will be devoted to craft lessons, studying excellent published works,...

Wednesday Oct 30th, 1pm - 3pm

  (6 sessions)
$402

6 sessions

How to Write a Non-Fiction Book Proposal

at Newmark Graduate School of Journalism - Midtown 219 W 40th St, New York, New York 10018

Do you want to turn your reporting or your passion project into a non-fiction book? First, you’ll need to convince an agent or a publisher that your idea is marketable. That’s where the book proposal comes in. In this workshop, entertainment journalist and published author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong will take you through the following elements,...

Tuesday Sep 24th, 6:30pm - 9pm

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Reading Fiction

at Alaa Al Aswany Creative Writing Workshop - Greenwood 159 17th St, New York, New York 11215

The art of writing begins with reading critically. This class teaches the tools to appreciate great literary works and learn from the approach of the writers. Techniques include interpreting fiction, recognizing underlying themes, and decoding allegory. Through readings, writing exercises, and class discussions, we examine works by such authors as...

Monday Oct 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$420

5 sessions

Workshop in Fiction and Poetry (Level 1)

at The Writers Studio - West Village 272 W 10th St, New York, New York 10014

All students new to The Writers Studio NYC start with Level I. Since we approach teaching with our own method and vocabulary, even experienced writers with publications and/or MFAs will find plenty that is new and challenging in Level I. Our short weekly exercises are designed to stimulate students’ imaginations while also teaching a lot of nuts-and-bolts...

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$410

8 sessions

Non-Fiction Book Proposals and the Publishing Process

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

You've found a killer true story or you're researching a fascinating subject and you want to write a book about it. But how do you start? Join published authors Brooke Borel and Sarah Lohman for an introductory workshop on putting together a nonfiction book proposal, getting your proposal published, and the ins and...

Tuesday Oct 1st, 6:30pm - 10pm

Going Deeper: Fiction Workshop

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown 5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

This fiction workshop is for experienced writers looking for feedback on their short stories and novel chapters. In a warm environment, students will receive honest, detailed feedback and learn techniques to improve craft, deepen fiction, and identify and tackle common storytelling problems. Each student will get to submit two pieces for workshopping...

Wednesday Oct 30th, 6:45pm - 8:45pm

  (7 sessions)
$402

7 sessions

Comics & the Graphic Novel

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Learn the fundamentals of creating comic strips, graphic novels and cartoons in this class for writers and artists. Discover how to create a strong, compelling storyline, how to create characters and illustrate body language and facial expression, how to match words and pictures. Working in small groups to enable each student to receive individual...

Monday Nov 11th, 7pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$249

6 sessions

Mysterious Books

at Bronxville Adult School - Bronxville 177 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, New York 10708

From smoky-eyed vamps to spunky PIs, the role of women in crime fiction has come a long way, baby! This course focuses on women crime fiction writers and female sleuths, with the occasional “guy” thrown in for comparison.  Book list will be provided before the first class.

Thursday Oct 10th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$125

6 sessions

Writing Flash Fiction that Resonates

at Brooklyn Brainery - Park Slope 1110 8th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

“Sudden” fiction. Microfiction. Flash fiction. Whatever you call it, compressed storytelling challenges us to reconsider our well-established notions of narrative while serving as a mini-lab for innovation in our own writing. In this two-hour craft course, we will study and discuss a dozen “flash fiction” stories (bite-sized tales, mostly...

Wednesday Oct 16th, 7pm - 9pm

Fiction Bootcamp

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Are you an aspiring writer who is just getting started? A practicing writer who wants to recharge your creative battery? Focus on brainstorming and new writing. Each class is split between guided writing exercises, discussions of published stories from the perspective of craft and creative problem-solving discussions. Get a handle on voice, character,...

Monday Jan 27th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$250

4 sessions

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