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Fiction Writing Through Immersion

Forget the age-old advice, “write what you know,” and fine-tune your ability to imagine the “other.” In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn the art of creating memorable characters and believable settings through immersive techniques aimed at transporting you beyond the borders of your personal confines and into the mind, body, spirit, and space of the “other.” Go as deep as you dare, experimenting with immersive prompts. Then, benefit from in-class writing assignments and peer-review workshopping. Get lost in your characters’ unique tastes, from the musical to the literary to the culinary, and observe subjects and settings at off-site locations, such as coffee shops and parks. By the end of this workshop, you will have dynamic, three-dimensional characters and realistic settings for your next short story, novel, or novella.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Techniques for writing outside your personal experiences and confines
  • Dynamic, three-dimensional characters and realistic settings to use in your writing

Ideal for

  • Both beginning and advanced writers
  • Writers who want to imbue their work with memorable characters and settings
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.


    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2018
    • Date

      Oct 7 - Oct 7
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Dweck, Nicole
    • Location

      Washington Square
    Tuition $250