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Writing Workshop #64: Imaginary Creatures

An update from our sixty-fourth Writing Workshop A summary of the workshop held on Saturday, May 7th, plus some of the output published below Long-time writing workshop student and Stone Soup contributor Peri Gordon presented the concept of imaginary characters. The history of imaginary creatures is a long one, beginning some 70,000 years ago with […]

How Stories Work—Writing Workshop #35: Lightness (Revisited)

An update from the thirty-fifth Writing Workshop with Conner Bassett A summary of the workshop held on Saturday April 30th, plus some of the output published below Lightness is a “lightening of language whereby meaning is conveyed through a verbal texture that seems weightless, until the meaning itself takes on the same rarefied consistency.” “My working […]

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 […]