Just a reminder about my summer class at Provincetown. The bad news is that enrollment is low this year-- low enrollement=canceled class. The good news is that there is a discount available. (email me for details.) Meanwhile, here are the deets on the class. I hope it happens.
The class: HE SAID, SHE SAID: BUILDING CHARACTERS THROUGH DIALOGUE, SETTING, AND CONFLICT, CONFLICT, CONFLICT. I got the idea from this course from noticing that many of the writers I mentor have trouble making their stories really sizzle. Sometimes I diagnose it as being too in love with your characters to let them really hit the wall. Other times, it's nice people's disease-- people who avoid conflict in life have a hard time getting it down on the page. In this class, we are going to take existing drafts and turn the heat up. I am sure you have a story that is good enough, it's fine, but it's sort of forgettable. Bring your story to class. We will make it POP. Writing is not for the faint of heart, or of pen. Dates are August 15-20. Details here.