Fiction Writing Classes

  • March 25, 2019

    Writing Retreat

    With Marcia Thornton Jones, Carnegie Center Author Academy Coordinator & Writing Mentor. Break through writing obstacles during this week-long writing retreat designed to provide motivation and promote writing flow for novel writers. Each day of this retreat will include: freewriting exercises, goal-setting, morning independent writing time, lunchtime discussions focusing on craft (lunch not provided), afternoon independent writing time, and problem-solving sessions to help break through blocks and prepare for the next day. The retreat will culminate with a share/res...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 3:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $165
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class meets each day, Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29, 10:30-3:00 pm.

  • March 30, 2019

    Plotting 101

    With Tiffany Reisz. The plot is the most basic element of a novel that makes it a novel and yet learning to plot is one of the harder tasks of the fiction writer. All writers have asked themselves, What is a plot? Do I really need one in my novel? How do I structure my plot? Do I really have to outline? Are there any easy plotting methods I can use? International bestselling novelist Tiffany Reisz will answer these questions and more. [BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE] [NEW!] [ONE-TIME]

  • April 8, 2019

    Writing Kids’ Books (Spring)

    With Marcia Thornton Jones, Carnegie Center Author Academy Coordinator & Writing Mentor. Find focus, gain confidence, and learn about writing for kids through discussion, peer-sharing, and writing exercises. Come with a work-in-progress–or at least an idea for one. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Writing Kids' Books (Spring).  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 8 - May 20
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $91
  • April 8, 2019

    Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writing Group (Spring)

    With Jason Sizemore. Join a lively, diverse group of genre writers looking to improve and expand their abilities in the form of short fiction. This is a chance to limber up as a writer, get feedback from others, and gain confidence in an affirming atmosphere. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writing Group (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 8 - May 20
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $91
  • April 10, 2019

    Fiction Writing Group (Spring)

    With Sarah Combs. This is an opportunity for fiction writers of all genres and levels of experience. Through hands-on writing exercises and discussion of the work of contemporary fiction writers, we will examine such nuts-and-bolts elements as voice, point of view, mood, and plot. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Fiction Writing Group (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 10 - May 22
    • Time:
      11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $98
  • 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.