Writing the Ghost

with Jennifer Haupt

Genres: Fiction, Novel

Online

Open to all levels

2 Sessions

Start Date: September 21, 2022
End Date: September 28, 2022
Day of Week: Wednesday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $108.00
General Price: $120.00

Uncovering your protagonist and antagonist's ghosts, the thing they are most afraid of and are often unaware of themselves, is a great technique for finding the story in "backstory"! In this two-session workshop, we'll look at the ghosts in popular movies and novels, and do exercises to find your main characters' ghosts. Then, we'll do some generative work on how the ghosts of your protagonist and antagonist interact to create tension and forward motion in the first 100 pages of your novel while revealing important foundational information from their pasts.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Jennifer Haupt

Jennifer Haupt

she/her

Jennifer Haupt is the author of the novels In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills and Come As You Are. She was awarded the 2021 Washington State Book Award for General Nonfiction as the editor of Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19. Her essays and articles have been published in O, The Oprah MagazinePsychology TodayThe RumpusThe Sun, and many other publications. She teaches at Hugo House and elsewhere.  

Website: jenniferhaupt.com

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