Fiction Writing Classes

  • April 29, 2017

    Write a Novel in 6 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 6 Months.  

    • Venue:
      The 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, 10:30 am-1:30 pm. The May session will take place on June 3.

       

  • July 10, 2017

    Writing Kids’ Books

    With Marcia Thornton Jones. 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 for now Writing Kids' Books.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, July 10 - August 28
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $104
  • July 10, 2017

    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, July 10 - August 14
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78
  • August 10, 2017

    Acting Out of Character

    With Jessica Strawser. Once you've established who your characters are, you can thicken your plot by giving them reasons to act out of character. (Think of the meek heroine who suddenly lashes out, the reliable parent who runs off, or the villain who shows an unexpected kindness—they all make you want to know why.) Learn how this underutilized technique can be used on a large scale (propelling an entire novel's plot) or a small one (adding twists, turns and interest) to create page-turning stories sure to satisfy. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME CLASS] [NEW!]  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursday, August 10
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for Acting Out of Character.

  • June 26, 2017

    Writing Retreat

    With Marcia Thornton Jones, Carnegie Center Author Academy Coordinator & Writing Mentor. Break through writing obstacles during this four-day 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/resp...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $150
    • Addl Info:
         

      Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30