Fiction Incubator with Christine Maul Rice
When was the last time you enjoyed writing? Dug in and just had fun? Writers often say, “I want to write a novel but I don’t know where to start.” Emerging as well as seasoned writers often get so overwhelmed beneath the sheer weight of what they want to tell, that they feel frozen. Stories are built by seeing what you want to tell clearly (in your imagination), listening to your authentic voice, and shaping story ‘movement.’ In this high-demand yet fun workshop, we’ll examine ideas—old and new—to see which ones might turn into a successful flash fiction, short story, or novel chapter. As we work through prompts, we’ll excavate your imagination, shuffle through old journals, and resuscitate half-baked ideas (and great ideas!) that, perhaps, didn’t hit the page the way you intended. We’ll write lists, develop characters and places, rewrite and, by the end of our time together, you’ll have made progress on what once seemed like an overwhelming task.