Breaking the Rules in Fiction

Date: 5/10/18 – 5/31/18

Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom

Day of the Week: Thursday

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Ages: Adult

Class Level: Beginning

Genre: Fiction

• Regular: $140.00
• Member: $126.00
• Low-Income: $98.00

If rules were made to be broken, why bother writing them in the first place? Well, for the pleasure of breaking them! Get back in touch with the play and rebelliousness that first made you want to write fiction by breaking the rules laid down by Jack Kerouac, Elmore Leonard, Mark Twain, and others.

You'll be provided with a weekly with a set of rules for writing fiction, then asked to break as many of them as possible. Maybe what you write will be outlandish, cliched, and silly. Maybe you'll try against the odds (and some expert's advice) to write something you'll want to continue to work on. Either way, by systematically breaking the rules, you'll learn them and think about why they were created. More importantly, you'll be reminded that, in the end, nothing about writing stories is etched in stone.

This will be a lighthearted, low-intensity class focused on idea generation and getting a good "creative cardio" workout. $10 copy fee.