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Writers Workshops

FICTION INTENSIVE 2017-104

Course #2017-104
Saturday March 4 1:00 pm–5:00 pm & March 5, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: $120 Instructor: Thomas McNeely
This workshop is full

Where

Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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THE ART OF INTIMACY: CREATING AUTHENTIC CONFLICT

Characters fight, not just because they hate each other, but because they hate each other and love each other—because they want things from each other desperately—acceptance, forgiveness, security, transformation.  Conflict in the best fiction is about characters trying to get what they want from each other—and these conflicting desires create fiction’s emotional and moral richness and ambiguity.  In this two-session intensive course, we will explore how characters’ desires drive scenes in the fiction of Robert Stone, Ernest Hemingway, Toni Morrison, and other writers, and then create scenes in which our own characters try to get what they want from each other.

About the instructor

A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, THOMAS MCNEELY has also received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the J. Frank Dobie Memorial Fellowship Project. His fiction has appreared in The Atlantic, Ploughshares, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and various anthologies, including Best of the South: the Best of the Second Decade of New Stories from the South. His novel Ghost Horse was published in 2014.

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