Outlining By The Seat of Your Pants
September 29 thru October 22, Tuesdays at Thursdays @10 a.m. and 6 p.m. FREE, SOLD OUT.
This is a virtual creative writing class presented by Jack Cameron with a focus on outlining. It will span the course of four weeks. We will meet twice a week for one hour. There is the option between the morning class or the evening class. No past writing experience is needed. By the end of the last week, you should have a workable outline for a large project (novel or screenplay). There may be optional homework assignments.
What you will need:
Reliable, fast internet connection
Computer or laptop, a microphone. A camera is optional but preferred.
Access to Google Docs
A quiet space to be in during class
A curiosity for writing
Week One: Why Outline? Where to Start
Week Two: Character Building And How Character Impacts Outlines
Week Three: Perspectives and Writing The Detailed Outline
Week Four: Using the Outline
It’s harder to get to your destination if you don’t know where you’re going. For many writers large projects seem too complicated to dive into. For others the thrill of writing without knowing where it’s going isn’t something they want to give up. Outlining By The Seat of Your Pants will show you how to outline while still retaining the thrill of the unknown.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Jack Cameron is the author of 15 Minute Stories, a collection of flash fiction, Kickstart Your Kickstarter, an e-book on crowdfunding, and Ruin Your Life, a self-help book for hooligans. He is preparing to publish his first novel, A Better Lie. His work has also appeared in Creative Colloquy, Grit City Magazine, and The Pitkin Review. His website, TacomaStories.com covers local businesses and events as well as every homicide that happens in the city. He has an Associates in Human Services from Tacoma Community College, a Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College, and is currently an MFA in Creative Writing Candidate at Goddard College. You can find him online on his personal website, at @jackcameron on Twitter, Facebook.com/jackcameron He also writes a weekly newsletter called Notes From Table 30 that you can subscribe to at http://jackcameron.substack.com.