Writing the World
In this workshop we will explore the ways the writers can use the real world and its people as an inspiration. The workshop consists of many short writing exercises. The goal of the exercises is to provide the participants practical tools to explore the real world, news, reports, and real life stories as inspiration to their own fictional stories and worlds.
Advance assignment: Eavesdropping
Take pen and paper with you and go to a place where you can be eavesdropping people without them noticing you. Listen to people’s conversations, and write down what you hear. Pay attention to the way people talk, the dialects and expressions they are using, the tone of their voices. Bring your notes to the workshop with you.