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Write Your Book (Draft) in Seven Weeks with M.J. Fievre
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States
7 weeks, September 13 – October 25
This class is designed for writers who are serious about completing a book project that is marketable to agents, editors, and readers. Lominy Books and Sliver of Stone editor M.J. Fievre will teach different approaches to planning and structuring a book-length story, along with the advanced writing techniques needed to bring a plot into sharp focus, build dramatic tension, and evoke an authentic sense of place. In six weeks, students will produce a chapter-by-chapter roadmap of their individual projects as they find and develop key story elements, from creating strong characters to determining the conflict to crafting the major plot points. Workshops will focus on the treatment process and on pivotal scenes such as beginnings, reversals, and climaxes. This class is open to writers of all levels, but requires a solid commitment to a long-term project. So what’s your story? Roll up your sleeves and let’s get it on track!
Michèle-Jessica (M.J.) Fievre obtained her MFA from the Creative Writing program at Florida International University. She’s the author of A Sky the Color of Chaos (Beating Windward, 2015), a memoir set in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Her short stories in English have appeared in Haiti Noir (Akashic Books, 2011), The Beautiful Anthology (TNB Books, 2012), and 15 Views of Miami (Burrow Press, 2014). Her novels in French are widely read in Europe and the French Antilles. M.J. is an editor for Sliver of Stone magazine and the Head of Publishing at Lominy Books. She blogs @ The Whimsical Project.