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True Stories, Well-Told: The Art of Nonfiction Storytelling by Will Buckingham, 21-29 March 2022

Will Buckingham (born 28 September 1971) is an novelist, non-fiction writer, and philosopher. Born in Norfolk. His education includes a master’s degree in anthropology from Durham (1997) and a PhD in philosophy from Staffordshire University (2007). Buckingham, held various academic posts including Reader in Writing and Creativity at De Montfort University, visiting associate professor at Sichuan University, and visiting professor of global cultures …

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Plot = Character + Setting – synchronous workshops with Josip Novakovich, 8-14 November 2021

Please apply for the course at victoriad.kostova@gmail.com by submitting a writing sample up to three pages. Deadline: 22.10.2021 For a character to come to life, usually we need to have a strong motivation (desire or fear), and a negative one might work even better than a positive one—namely fear of a perceived threat. Many genres …

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Beyond Physical Place: Expanding Your Sense of Setting – asynchronous

Course Description: The easy temptation when one thinks about setting is to equate it with physical place alone. But this habit deprives you of a potentially much richer resource: the culture, psychology, and history of the places where you set your tales. Increasing your awareness of the aspects of setting that lie beneath physical place …

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DEEP DIVE INTO CHARACTERS WITH DIANA SPECHLER – synchronous, 7-12 July 2021 – SOLD OUT

About the workshop Good writing starts with strong characters. In this DEEP DIVE INTO CHARACTERS workshop, centered on personal nonfiction writing but applicable to fiction, novelist and essayist Diana Spechler will guide you through exercises and prompts that shine a light on human nature, your own nature, and the natures of your characters. About the …

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DEEP DIVE INTO CHARACTERS WITH DIANA SPECHLER – synchronous, 6-12 May 2021 – SOLD OUT

About the workshop Good writing starts with strong characters. In this DEEP DIVE INTO CHARACTERS workshop, centered on personal nonfiction writing but applicable to fiction, novelist and essayist Diana Spechler will guide you through exercises and prompts that shine a light on human nature, your own nature, and the natures of your characters. About the …

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Beyond Physical Place: Expanding Your Sense of Setting – synchronous, May 29 – 6 June, 2021 – SOLD OUT

Course Description: The easy temptation when one thinks about setting is to equate it with physical place alone. But this habit deprives you of a potentially much richer resource: the culture, psychology, and history of the places where you set your tales. Increasing your awareness of the aspects of setting that lie beneath physical place …

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