Zen Mind Fiction Workshop Returns in September.
If you missed the summer session, this is your last chance
this season to take our fastest on-ramp to craft proficiency.
Urgent Update: SOLD OUT: Congratualtions to those on-board and welcome to the journey ahead. You'll get an orientation e-mail early on Thursday.
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Class Dates: September 9th - October 7th
I took part in the first one and was very happy. The knowledge that Vig imparts is second to none, and he will exceed any expectations you might have.
There is nowhere else in the world where someone with his level of experience will give you one on one feedback for this kind of money.
If you are a person that thinks that you might be a good writer, but are unsure of how to get a story started or finished this is the workshop for you. If you are already an accomplished writer, it is also a great way to refresh some fundamentals and maybe pick up something new.
-Jason C., Conyers, Georgia
Virtual Classroom Modality:
This intensive online class rolls 24 hours per day for a full month. Instead of scheduled chat sessions that imitate a traditional classroom, we take full advantage of our format to accommodate every possible schedule on the globe. We'll have some phone conferencing available to build our sense of conntection, but well over 90 percent of this class will be delivered in an asynchronous and text-driven fashion. You'll get a dedicated private forum where you can log in whenever possible to read the latest updates, post your assignments, and pose questions.
You'll get four distinct lecture/assignment combos that kick off each week, plus you'll get some bonus material. The deadlines for each written assignment will be important, but you'll generally have at least three days from the time of posting to complete a written assignment. Work on your own schedule, and make this class work around anything else that's going on. If a day slips past when you just can't log in, you simply come back the next day and read everything you missed.
The more time you can make for the class, the more you'll get from the experience, but nothing should prevent you from streamlining this class into the rest of your life. And that's one major advantage of taking an online course over the traditional classroom with its set meeting times. We cater to adult learners who often have jobs and many competing responsibilities, and we cater to gifted writers from all over the Anglophonic world, including Australia and New Zealand, which sit quite opposite from most U.S. timezones. The open format simply makes sense.
What We'll Cover:
Big-picture items included, such as philosophy, lifestyle, habits, how to get unblocked, and where we go as writers (metaphorically, internally) in the quest for big ideas.
But the Devil is in the details. We'll also cover many fine-tuned issues of the writer's craft. This course will help you identify any weak points in your writing that hold you back. We'll dig into very basic and necessary aspects, such as sentence construction, the strength of your verbs, achieving balance in your use of descriptive elements and modifiers, and how to construct effective dialogue. And it doesn't stop there.
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