LOST LIT is excited to offer the Works-In-Progress Workshop after hearing overwhelming feedback from writers on wanting to bring in work from home. Lynne designed the workshop based on her own MFA workshop experience and is offering it at an affordable price, considering the amount of feedback given.
How does it Work?
In this workshop you will be submitting, in advance, a writing project that would benefit from honest critique and feedback from fellow writers. In a five week session, the first meeting is meant for proper introductions as writers, as well as our intended works-in-progress. Lots of talking, getting to know you’s, workshop schedule choosing and some free writing, if time allows. In Weeks 2-5, we will workshop 2 writers per session. At home, the group reads the submissions and writes a 1pg letter of critique to each writer. Then during the workshop date, the 2 writers up to bat will each get up to 55min of verbal feedback/ critique time. Essentially, this means each person will have their writing “workshopped” 2 times.
What can I submit?
Each writer must submit a rough draft of a writing project in the genre of Fiction (short story or novel excerpt) or Creative Non-Fiction (personal essay or memoir except). Sorry no poetry. Submissions must meet a minimum of 5 pages long but no more than 15 pages max. The two submissions can be related, such as a continuation of a longer project. Or they can be completely separate stories. Submissions will be emailed as an attachment to the group, every Wednesday night by 11:59pm, the week before the writer is workshopped.
How do I register?
Since the success of this type of workshop is solely dependent on the commitment and seriousness of the participants, as well as personality chemistry, Lynne will need to communicate with you through email to make sure you’d be a good fit. There are no prerequisites, but a finished draft of your first story submission must be complete by the first meeting.