Our Retreat includes amazing sessions taught by wonderful professional writers. The Guild is excited to welcome back Peter Medeiros: author, professor, Kung-fu instructor, all around amazing guy! He’s sessions always elevate the craft of the folk he teaches. You’re going to get a lot from this session!
Our in-person sessions will be on September 9th at MIT’s Endicott House in Dedham! Want to attend our in-person sessions? Purchase a FULL Retreat ticket!
Sword fights. Lazer duels. A wrestling match on a cliff’s edge. All good stuff. But also… A couple needs to decide who is at fault for some mishap. Two generals argue about whether or not to call off an attack. A teacher tries to convince a student to apply to their dream school, despite their fears. Fiction, as in life, sometimes hinges on throwdown fights…and big conversations with real stakes, moments that might come at the climax of a story and will change both the “combatants” forever. Consider Elizabeth Bennet’s famous declaration: “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” How many great novels, like Pride and Prejudice, can be seen as a series of powerful arguments? This class will explore what makes a good fight AND a good argument in narrative writing…and how they are much the same. Participants can expect to walk away with at least one “fight scene,” as well as ideas about how to revise in the future. This workshop is perfect for students working on a short story, novel, or even a screenplay.
This session is only available to Retreat ticket holders. Want to join us for our Fall Retreat? Purchase your ticket today!
The last day to order tickets is Friday, September 1st