Desire & Need
Like Mick Jagger says: "You can’t always get what you what but if you try sometimes, you get what you neeeeed!" This is also true for our characters. Figuring out desire and need can serve as the foundation for strong character backstory and motivation, as well as plot points that connect the beginning, middle and end of your novel or memoir. In this two-session workshop, we’ll do lots of exercises relating to desire and need that serve to strengthen relevant backstory as well as organic forward motion.
Jennifer Haupt's essays have been published in O, The Oprah Magazine, The Rumpus, Spirituality & Health, The Sun and elsewhere. Her debut novel, In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills, was published in April 2018, and she is currently working on an autobiographical novel that takes place in Haiti. She teaches at workshops around the country.