“10 Prompts for 10 Stories: A Generative Writing Workshop” with John Pipkin
July 22, 2020 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CDT$49
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Sometimes you just don’t have enough time to write. And sometimes, like, say, during a pandemic quarantine, you might have all the time in the world, but you just can’t focus on a single idea.
This 3-hour class will look at strategies for focusing your creative energy in brief, fast-paced, 10-minute sessions to produce the beginnings of 10 new stories. We will make use of 10 different writing prompts, and write intensely for 10 minutes on each prompt. The goal is that by the end of the class, you’ll be exhausted, but you’ll also have the foundations for 10 new stories that you can develop later. We will spend a few minutes before each prompt discussing structures and approaches to help you think in terms of narrative, plotting, and character, and at the end of the class, we’ll share some of the story ideas that you’ve come up with. You’ll also be able to take the prompts with you after the class to use over and over again.
TAKE THIS CLASS IF
- You’re looking for new story ideas.
- You feel like you’ve run out of story ideas.
- You want to find a way to generate stories from almost anything.
- You waste time worrying about what to write instead of just writing.
- You just want to spend some time with fellow writers being inspired and well, writing.
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