January 27 • 2:00 PM (EST) - 5:00 PM (EST)
About the workshop
Every writer has a unique talent, something they can do that no one else can. Whether it's a style, a voice, a particular rhythm in dialog, or an innate knowledge of a place in time.
In this online seminar, we will look at the work of great writers to discover theirs, while also drilling down to find yours. Writing may come from the heart, but the brain is needed to translate all those complex, contradictory sentiments and impulses into a coherent narrative sequence. We will look at the threads that join great work together, and how you can use those threads to complete a story or manuscript.
This course, open to writers of every level, will help develop the brain-side of things using stuff we can name: character, setting, dialogue, sound, rhythm, and structure. Discovering what you have to say that hasn't been said before, and instilling confidence in your unique ability, is this seminar's ultimate goal. Through focused readings and a writing prompt, we will draw out the voice that will carry readers through your book
• Discover your unique writing voice • Further understanding of craft elements, such as character, setting, dialogue, sound, rhythm, and structure • Instructor feedback on writing prompt response
What you will be reading
Lydia Davis "Story" Stuart Dybek "Pet Milk" Jamaica Kincaid "Girl"
About the instructor
Maxim Loskutoff is the author of the novel RUTHIE FEAR, winner of the High Plains Book Award, and the story collection COME WEST AND SEE, an NPR and Amazon Best Book and New York Times Editor's Choice. His stories and essays have appeared in numerous periodicals, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Ploughshares, and GQ. He is a Yaddo and MacDowell fellow. Other honors include the Nelson Algren Award, M Literary Prize, and Montana Innovation Award. He lives in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana, where he was rais
Discover your unique writing voice