Six Degrees of Surrealism [Jarret Middleton]
“Now is not the time for realistic fiction,” Margaret Atwood said recently on NPR. We’ll look at methods used by a wide array of authors to subvert, negate, and depart from reality to introduce the strange and otherworldly into your work. Students will read and discuss samples before applying lessons to their own outlines and drafts. Whether you don’t know where to begin or are midway through a work-in-progress, you’ll learn the rules in order to break them.