Advanced Fiction

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  • “The workshop revealed to me that I have been writing without the right support for too long. Being in the company of people who are serious about writing—and getting solution-oriented answers to questions about craft and process—was a real highlight.  

    Zuzanna, October 14, 2021

  • “I usually think of myself as a good storyteller when I hear the feedback [of other attendees], but I thought of others as better writers, better formulators, “real” writers. In contrast, I thought of myself as telling only the simplest stories. The highlight of this workshop was the response to my piece. Hearing the feedback to my story changed my perception of my writing!

    Ingrid, October 14, 2021

  • The workshop helped me regain an interest in writing short stories and flash fiction; my objective is to write a novel.”

    Ann, October 14, 2021

  • “The Advanced Fiction workshop is the logical continuation of the other Fiction workshops (The Short Story, Flash Fiction, The Novel, Read Like a Writer, and Revise Your Fiction). Technical aspects such as point of view, tone, structure, etc., are reviewed in depth, together with more ambitious and personal questions about the writing process: Why do I write? What kind of stories do I want to write? How can I make use of all my [emotional and intellectual] resources to write more effectively? For me, the two days were an immersive reflection about writing, surrounded by writers with similar concerns.”

    David, July 12, 2020

  • “Advanced Fiction is an exciting deep dive into literary techniques – supported by well-chosen, detailed examples from literature. [The instructor] has a unique ability to support and encourage the writing process. I was amazed to see the creativity and skill unfolding in the pieces produced by the group. Personally, I was finally able to write a piece that had been inside me for a long time but didn’t want to come out.”

    Solveig, July 12, 2020

  • “I got so much out of this weekend! [I received] so much help in seeing how often issues can block a story. The workshop brought me back to productivity.”

    Kathy, July 12, 2020

  • “Thank you for the workshop, which I truly appreciated. The structure and content were exactly what I’d hoped for. The workshop gave me a lot to process, and lots of notes and ideas to look into; I truly hope that I will give myself the gift of doing just that.”

    Ann, July 12, 2020