Using your own life in fiction
WORKSHOP ALMOST FULL. All our lives have fictional merit and purpose. Even if you think you may have lived a rather mundane existence, you have felt all those things your fellow humans have felt: joy, sadness, guilt, anger, fear, remorse, love, longing. In this workshop we will discuss ways to braid facets of our own lives and history into the fictional fabric of your narrative. If you talk to successful writers, sometimes you will find that their best scenes were in fact culled from their own experiences, simply retrofitted to mesh with the story they were telling. This class will help writers identify key moments in their lives, tease out the feelings present during them, and provide some guidance for bringing that “real life” experience into their fiction.