“Strength in Character: Storytelling Fundamentals for Fiction Writers” with Rebecca Entel

When: October 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – October 14, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Where: Iowa Writers' House, 332 E Davenport St, Iowa City, IA 52245

This workshop will focus on character as the foundation of fiction. Flannery O’Connor advised writers that “If you start with a real personality, a real character, then something is bound to happen; and you don’t[...]

When:
October 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – October 14, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
2018-10-12T18:00:00-05:00
2018-10-14T15:30:00-05:00
Where:
Iowa Writers' House
332 E Davenport St
Iowa City
IA 52245
Cost:
$265
Contact:
Iowa Writers' House
"Strength in Character: Storytelling Fundamentals for Fiction Writers" with Rebecca Entel @ Iowa Writers' House

This workshop will focus on character as the foundation of fiction. Flannery O’Connor advised writers that “If you start with a real personality, a real character, then something is bound to happen; and you don’t have to know what before you begin.” This workshop will offer practice in bringing fictional characters to life through point of view, detail, and dialogue. We will explore connections among character, plot, and setting through our characters’ actions and reactions, memories and imaginings.

O’Connor suggests, too, that writers don’t have to know everything about a story before they begin. We will treat writing as a process of discovery, finding out what’s “bound to happen” when we create full-bodied characters.

Participants in this workshop will discuss shared readings, generate new work, receive feedback from an engaged community of writers, and will leave the weekend with tools for writing effective fiction in the future. Open to writers at all experience levels, with a special focus on writers who want to strengthen their fiction fundamentals.