The Writer’s Mind (Afternoon)
with John Searles
- How does a writer know when an idea is substantial enough to “go the distance” of a complete novel?
- How does a writer get from inspiration to a completed draft?
- How does a writer approach what they’ve written with a fresh eye in order to begin revising?
- What does a writer do when they become stuck?
This course will examine these questions and many more by looking at the unique ways a writer’s mind works. Student will then be encouraged to apply what they’ve learned to their own writing.
Our goals: To help you harness your imagination, develop a disciplined approach to creativity, find your voice, learn to read like a writer and use that knowledge to master the craft and of storytelling with a specific focus on structure, point-of-view, character, dialogue, revision and more.
Students should bring a five page scene to class for sharing with the group….and be prepared for occasional in-class writing exercises.
4 Afternoons: Monday 11/11–Thursday 11/14 | 1:30-4:30pm