Talent is important, but work ethic is better. Start the new year off right, with prompts, weekly page targets, and craft lectures, all aimed at getting you in the habit of producing new work.
Your Instructor: Joshua Mohr, author of ALL THIS LIFE
Where: Online — Available everywhere!
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Enrollment: Limited to 15 students
Talent is important... but work ethic is more valuable.
This will be a crash course in honing that literary muscle-memory: sitting down daily to write.
In this four-week workshop, acclaimed author Joshua Mohr will help you meet your literary goals, with prompts, weekly page targets, and craft lectures. You will write at least one page per day. You'll motivate one another by reading and commenting on your submissions to the community. Concurrently, students will also write an original short story, started and completed during the course's duration.
By the end, you'll have have started the new year off by making your art a recognized component of your day-to-day life.
It's a new year, a new you.
Let's kick off 2016 by upping your attention on your art!
What This Class Covers
During the opening week, you'll hit the ground running. Day 1 will start with a prompt and a written and video lecture on a craft element. That will be our portal into the course.
You'll still be responsible for completing the daily writing prompts, but now students will begin constructing a new short story. The weekly topic will be plot and conflict, making sure the stories have enough action, danger, and drama to lure a total stranger into the narrative.
Students will be juggling the daily writing prompts, as well as continued work on their short stories, but since this course is a bootcamp, you'll be asked to juggle one more ball as well. Week 3 will introduce the concept of a Dialogue Journal. Great dialogue requires diction and syntax unique to every player, and students will begin the fun and necessary process of discovery for every character's idiosyncratic language.
As students sprint to the finish line, everyone will post their completed short stories. This week will have a workshop, people reading and commenting on the class-produced short stories of their colleagues. The daily writing prompts will continue until the last day of the course. By the end of our time together, students will have written at least 50 pages during January.
Goals Of This Class
- Get in the habit of writing every day
- Learn to prioritize your art
- Produce a short story
- Write at least 50 pages
- Form new, better writing habits, like dialogue journals
- Learn the nuts and bolts of action, danger, and drama
LitReactor offers a unique approach to a writing education: You study what you want, when you want, at your own pace. We bring in veteran authors and industry professionals to host classes covering a wide range of topics in an online environment that’s interactive and flexible. You get detailed feedback on your work and take part in discussions in a judgement-free zone. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an experienced writer, our workshops are about working together to achieve your writing goals.
Where do classes take place?
Entirely online. So, anywhere you have Internet access.
Are there certain times when the whole class needs to "meet" online?
Nope. Our students come from all over the globe. Everything is posted online and accessible 24/7. (We do occasionally schedule phone chats, but try to reach a consensus on timing.)
What does a typical class consist of?
It varies, but nearly all our classes include weekly lectures, homework assignments, peer reviews, critiques from instructors, and discussion forums.
How much experience do you need to take a class?
Beginner or pro, everyone is welcome. We encourage all skill levels.
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