Roughing It [Rebecca Agiewich]
To paraphrase Anne Lamott in Bird by Bird, even the most successful writers produce crappy first drafts. So why not write it fast and get it over with? We’ll write complete first drafts of novels or memoirs. We’ll alternate between lessons in story structure and character and in-class writing exercises. The class is geared toward beginning fiction writers, but memoirists and writers of all levels are welcome. Individual conference with teacher included. Required text: Writing for Story, by Jon Franklin, and Save the Cat: The Last Book on Screenwriting That You’ll Ever Need, by Blake Snyder.