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Writing Workshop #63: Character Sketches (Revisited)

An update from our sixty-third Writing Workshop A summary of the workshop held on Saturday April 23, plus some of the output published below In this workshop, William practiced the concept of fast sketching characters. Sometimes, less is more when it comes to detail, and a sparse description of a character is really all you […]

Flash Contest #42, April 2022: Write a story where the character fails at everything—our winners and their work

Our April Flash Contest was based on Prompt #198 (provided by intern Sim Ling Thee), which challenged participants to write a story in which the protagonist failed at everything and ultimately didn’t succeed in the end. Unsurprisingly, this subverting prompt led to some the most inspired writing we’ve seen yet! Submissions ranged from a violin […]

How Stories Work—Writing Workshop #30: Character Description

An update from the thirtieth Writing Workshop with Conner Bassett A summary of the workshop held on Saturday March 5, plus some of the output published below We began this week’s workshop with an exercise; first, we chose a character from a story or novel we had been writing and then made up a new […]