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Writing on the Fast Track - September

Mary Robinette Kowal

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM (CDT)

Writing on the Fast Track - September

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Registration opens at noon Central on Saturday, July 20th.

Think you never have time to write? Think again. Campbell award winning author Mary Robinette Kowal wrote her Hugo-nominated short story "Evil Robot Monkey" in ninety minutes. If you have ninety minutes, you can have a story -- all it takes is understanding how to make every word work double-time. In this workshop, learn the same techniques she uses to create new fiction. Through exercises focusing on viewpoint, dialogue, and plot, you'll learn how to let nothing go to waste. By the end of this eight week workshop, participants will be given a writing prompt and complete their own short story.

Classes will be taught via G+ on Wednesdays from September 4 - October 16th. Each two-hour session runs from 7pm-9pm Central Time.

Each week, you will be given an assignment that builds on the previous week. Classwork will be uploaded to a shared Google Drive folder visible only to you and your classmates. The class will be divided between lecture and group critique. The class is capped at eight students, to create a class size that allows the most interaction, feedback and personal attention for each of you.

Class requirements: You need an interest in writing short stories, but you do not need to have written or published anything yet. You also must be able to use G+ Hangouts (Note: You don’t need a web camera, although they’re useful. The only real requirement is a G+ account, the internet, a microphone, and some speakers so you can hear us).

There will be homework, so expect to allot an additional three to five hours per week for reading, critique, or writing.

Have questions about Writing on the Fast Track - September? Contact Mary Robinette Kowal

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