Fiction Writing Classes

  • April 27, 2019

    Write a Novel in Six Months

    With Marcia Thornton Jones, Carnegie Center Author Academy Coordinator & Writing Mentor. A once-a-month workshop that provides writers options for structuring their novel, developing pivotal plot scenes, writing prompts designed to help writers make forward progress, and group mentoring/brainstorming to help break through obstacles. Feel free to bring your lunch. [INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED] Register now for Write a Novel in Six Months.  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $132
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class meets on the last Saturday of each month, April through September. The May session will take place on May 18.

  • June 10, 2019

    Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writing Group

    With Jason Sizemore. Join an imaginative, diverse group of genre writers looking to improve and expand their abilities in these forms of fiction. This is a chance to learn sci-fi and fantasy writing tips, get feedback from others, and gain confidence as you write in these genres. Please bring a story or excerpt to read for the group on the first day. Limit: 10 participants. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writing Group.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, June 10 - July 29
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $104
  • June 19, 2019

    Fiction Writing Group

    With Lisa Haneberg. This is an opportunity for fiction writers of all genres and levels of experience. During this series of classes, participants will write, share their work and receive feedback (optional), read and discuss contemporary fiction, and hone their writing craft (e.g. voice, point of view, mood, and plot, pacing, dialogue). [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Fiction Writing Group.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, June 19 - August 14
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $104
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class July 3

  • July 20, 2019

    Creating a Plot Structure That Works

    With Tracee de Hahn. Whether you are a plotter or work by the seat of your pants, use these simple methods to stay on track for a balanced story. We will discuss story structure and how to keep an eye on the plot points using a variety of methods ranging from notecards to excel spreadsheets. [ALL LEVELS] [NEW!] [ONE-TIME] Register now for Creating a Plot Structure That Works.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, July 20
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • August 3, 2019

    Creating Suspense

    With Christina Kaye. We will explore ways to create and develop suspense elements in a mystery, suspense, or thriller novel. It’s essential that the suspense is palpable and that the author leaves the reader with no choice but to keep turning the page, even if it’s late at night. There are many tips and tricks an author can use to keep the reader guessing. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Creating Suspense.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, August 3
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30