Fiction Writing Classes

  • November 12, 2018

    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, November 12 through Friday, November 16, 10:30-3:00 pm.

  • September 12, 2018

    Fiction Writing Group

    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.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, September 12 - November 14
    • Time:
      11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $130
  • September 17, 2018

    Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writing Group

    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.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, September 17 - October 29
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $91
  • September 17, 2018

    Writing Kids’ Books

    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.  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, September 17 - November 5
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $104
  • October 27, 2018

    The End: It’s Closer Than You Think

    With Jason Hill & Kelly Hill. Finding the right way to start a story is a challenge: the right character, the right voice, the right scene. All are crucial to hooking a reader and keeping their interest. Everything that is true of beginnings is also true of endings, but many writers overlook the importance of making a good last impression. This workshop is designed to help students recognize the path toward the best ending for their story and how they can get there. [BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE] [ONE-TIME] [NEW!] Jason Hill is on staff in Spalding University’s Creative...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, October 27
    • Time:
      10:15 am - 1:45 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $40 for this class only ($80 for package)
    • Addl Info:
         

      The End Is Near: It’s Closer Than You Think is part of the Elements of Fiction Package ($80), which also includes Dialogue in Fiction and What’s the Point? Point of View in Fiction.

  • November 17, 2018

    Overnight Write-In

    With Hayley Arens; Kimber Gray, Carnegie Center Multimedia & Marketing Associate; & JC McPherson, Carnegie Center Rental Coordinator and Reception. The Carnegie Center and Lexington NaNoWriMo invite all National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) participants—or any dedicated writer—to spend the night at the Carnegie Center! From 8:00 pm to 8:00 am, the center will be open for you to relax, stretch out, and find inspiration for your novel. Optional group sessions and refreshments will be offered throughout the night and early morning. This is an overnight lock-in, s...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturdays, November 17 - November 18
    • Time:
      8:00 pm - 8:00 am
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $40
  • December 1, 2018

    What’s The Point? Point of View in Fiction

    With Tiffany Reisz. First person? Second person? Omniscient? The camera? The eye of God? What do all these terms mean when writing novels and short stories? By the end of the class, students will have a basic knowledge of the four main points-of-view in fiction writing and the pros and cons of each. [BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE] [ONE-TIME] [NEW!] Register now for What's The Point? Point of View in Fiction.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, December 1
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30 for this class only ($80 for package)
    • Addl Info:
         

      What’s the Point? Point of View in Fiction is part of the Elements of Fiction Package ($80), which also includes Dialogue in Fiction and The End: It’s Closer Than You Think.