This generative workshop meets ten times total, and every OTHER week. Students have the opportunity to hand in chapters (up to 20 pages max) every meeting, and receive feedback from the instructor on these pages. The workshop is open to writers who have completed one or more chapters of a novel. Only novel excerpts and the structural choices specific to the craft of writing will be discussed. Writers participating in this course will learn how to recognize the successful techniques in their novel excerpts – what engages the reader, and how that success is achieved. In-class discussions will focus on analyzing the many choices (point-of-view, tone, characterizing details, pacing, etc.) a writer must make concerning structure, character and language. This course is intended for writers who have some experience writing and workshopping.
Begins: July 19th, 2017
Day/Time: Wednesdays (class meets every other week) 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Instructor: Heather Aimee O’Neill
Location: Carroll Gardens
Heather Aimee O’Neill has worked with hundreds of novelists in Sackett Street’s popular Novel Intensive Workshop (online and in Brooklyn). A novelist, essayist and poet, her most recent collection of poetry, Obliterations, is co-authored with Jessica Piazza and forthcoming by Red Hen Press. A recent Lambda Literary Poetry Fellow, her poetry chapbook, Memory Future, won the University of Southern California’s Gold Line Press Award, chosen by judge Carol Muske-Dukes. She is a freelance writer for publications such as Time Out New York, Parents Magazine and Salon.com.