From Blah to Beats: Giving Chapters a Pulse
Instructor: Rhay Christou
October 1 - 31; Fee: $90
You know the theory, read the books, have taken the classes, but still get critique groups/partners, agents, or editors
“The chapter doesn’t work.”
“The scenes don’t come alive”
“The conflict is bland.” “The story is too small.”
And you thunk! Your head your heart, all your hard work. Heck, you’ve poured your blood, sweat, every free moment into your story, and you’ve got all the right pieces in all the right places. But somehow, someway you can’t jump the final hurdle. You can’t get where you want to go.
Now is the time to make the theory work for you!
With fourteen-plus short, practical lessons, Giving Chapters a Pulse will drive your focus deep into your chapters
In this four week an abundance of learning opportunities will promote discussion and give you plenty of opportunity to learn from each other. Submitting work will allow you to put the theory to work and benefit from classmates’ feedback. And as a multi-Margie grad with a masters in writing from Vermont College, I’ll also be digging deep to help you pull out your best work.
Week one: Big Picture
Week Two: All About Chapters
Week three: Going Deep
Week Four: How Much is too Much?
28 assignments, a plethora of personalized Think-Abouts, feedback on every assignment, extra from Rhay, this class is a rocking rolling, power-packed month that is sure to take your chapters from Blah to Beats.
Can’t wait to see you in class!
The two things I love most in the world are teaching and creative writing. With my MFA in writing from Vermont College , I have had the great fortune to combine the two. Since graduating I’ve taught everything from creative writing to academic writing at the university level as well as writing workshop on the lovely island of Cyprus, in Greece and in the USA.
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