Writing good sentences is harder than you think!
Each session will consist of an in-person lecture on a particular sentence-level technique, followed by a workshop component. Participants will apply the technique covered in the lecture to produce a short-form writing sample as a take-home assignment. Submission of work in rough form will be entirely acceptable! In the following class, we will workshop these writing samples, and participants will receive feedback from the instructor and their peers. At the end of the seven weeks, in addition to the in-class critique, every participant will receive several pages of comprehensive feedback from the instructor, on their six writing samples. Note: No meeting November 25.
In-person class: This workshop will take place at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda MD.
In this workshop you’ll learn:
- General prose style
- Sentence structure
- Figurative language
- Irony and ambiguity
- Rhythm and meter
- Participants should ideally plan to spend one to two hours per week on outside work, although this is flexible and the instructor is happy to accommodate students who might be more limited in their available outside time.
- All reading materials will be provided.
Who should take this workshop?
- This workshop is designed for writers of all levels, including beginner writers looking to develop a strong foundation in the fundamentals, as well as experienced writers looking to master them. The class will also accommodate all genres of prose.
If you need an accommodation for this workshop, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will attempt to fulfill all requests, but advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility services.