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Monday, July 25 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Advanced Seminar in Fiction Writing

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To pre-register:  https://iwwg.wildapricot.org/event-4622851

Pre-registration required; limited to ten registrants on a first-come, first-served basis. $100 fee. To reserve one of the ten spaces, submit a manuscript (3,000 words or less) electronically by no later than June 15 to iwwgquestions@iwwg.org, subject line: Submission for Advanced Seminar in Fiction Writing. Preference will be given to full-week registrants. You will be notified within 48 hours if you are among the first ten applicants, and you will be invoiced at that time for the $100 fee. Manuscripts will be distributed to all participants in advance of the conference.

Award-winning fiction writer and MFA program professor Lynne Barrett will lead an advanced seminar in fiction writing, using short manuscripts that participants will submit in advance. Participants need to have some experience in writing fiction and may or may not yet been submitting their work for publication but must be open to suggestions for revision. This class aims to provide clear, constructive language for discussion of different aspects of writing and revising fiction, and through discussion will teach techniques including scenic development; building active characters; effective use of place; and handling point of view, time, exposition, and outcomes. In addition to receiving individual feedback, participants will benefit from reading, analyzing, and generously commenting on the works-in-progress of others. We will also discuss how editors, agents, and others read fiction submissions.
Fiction submitted can be a complete short story, a section of a story, novella, or novel, or multiple pieces of flash fiction, but in all cases must come to no more than 3,000 words. Work can be in any genre or category of fiction: realist, mystery, suspense, fantasy, sci-fi, historical, romance, western, etc., and can be for adults or YA audiences. Along with the manuscript, each participant will be asked to submit a brief statement of no more than 300 words indicating the state of the project and questions they have about it or challenges it has posed. The instructor then may use this statement in framing group discussion and/or in providing individual feedback. Full details about submission format and timing will be provided to participants after registration. 

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Lynne Barrett

Lynne Barrett is the award-winning author of three short story collections The Secret Names of Women, The Land of Go, and Magpies, which received the Florida Book Awards Gold Medal for General Fiction in 2012.  Her anthology Making Good Time, True Stories of How We Do, and Don't... Read More →

Monday July 25, 2022 2:45pm - 4:15pm EDT
Room 357 - Judge Science Center

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