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CANCELED: Fiction Workshop: Daydream Your Hero’s Journey
February 17, 2020 @ EST 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until February 19, 2020
Member price: $132
Deadline to register: February 10, 11:59 pm
February 17 – 19
Instructor: Wendy Low
Ages 10 – 13
“We all—adults and children, writers and readers—have an obligation to daydream.” —Neil Gaiman
Good at daydreaming? Writing fiction is one place to apply your talent! You can experience the world through the senses of your main character, whether they are a mouse, a dragon, a shy middle-schooler, or someone never yet encountered in fiction. By learning the basic structures of a “Hero’s Journey” and using guided meditation to daydream each section into scenes, you will create your character’s journey into a world that will test their strength of character and transform them into the hero they carry within. The first morning we will work closely together to understand the process. Thereafter, you will be given prompts and have a lot of time to daydream and write. Please note that we will take breaks outdoors to refresh our brains.
Wendy Low writes poetry, prose, performance poetry, and drama, with poems, stories, and essays published in Breaking the Silence, Desperate Acts, HazMat Review, Napalm Health Spa, Rochester Woman, on “The Poet’s Walk,” and elsewhere. A former college English instructor, she has more than 30 years of experience in making creative writing enjoyable and important to beginning writers and helping writers on all levels improve their craft. Low edited hundreds of anthologies as former Director of Education at Writers & Books. She is currently a freelance editor and writing coach.