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The Language of Creating Belief in Fiction 4-Week Zoom Workshop, Starts November 7th, 2021
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$259.00

The Language of Creating Belief in Fiction 4-Week Zoom Workshop, Starts November 7th, 2021


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Class Starts Sunday, November 7th, 2021

Class will meet weekly via Zoom (Sundays, 3:00PM CST - 5:00PM CST).

Any questions about this class? Use the Chat Button (lower left) to talk with us.

Led by Jaye Viner, whose novel Jane of Battery Park, about good-woman myths in the Midwest, is out now from Red Hen Press. Publisher's Weekly said Jane of Battery Park is “exquisite. Viner has created a modern society that’s just creepy enough to be believable. Fans of Margaret Atwood will eat this up."

Whether you're writing a crumbling dystopian society, a maniacal dictator, a secluded cult, or even crafting your own religion, language plays an instrumental role in the way people identify with a group.

This generative writing class will look at 'cultish' language structures and the different kinds of thoughts, iconography, and catch-phrases that can be used to construct off the grid societies, fervent followers, believable state propaganda.

We will look at passages from Dune, The HandMaid's Tale, Gather the Daughters, and the non-fiction book, Cultish, by Amanda Montell, as models to create our own systems of language and power. 

In this generative 4-week workshop you can expect the following in each class:

  • Knowledge of the way language works on human nature to amplify our desire for belonging.
  • Examples of real life and famous fictional belief language systems, and exercises to develop students' own writing.
  • The beginnings of a language and value system for the writer's own fiction project.
  • A safe, supportive space to tell your story and grow as a writer

By the end of the course you will have:

  • The tools you need to continue your writing practice
  • Completed drafts for further development, revision, and publication
  • The confidence that your story is meaningful for yourself and other readers

ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:

This class meets weekly via Zoom. Come prepared for a super fun class with live interaction on Zoom each week and plenty of writing, reading, and talking!

PAYMENT OPTIONS:
You can pay for the course in full or use Affirm, Shop Pay, or Lay-Buy to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. These options are available at checkout.
  • Instructor: Jaye Viner

  • Class Starts Sunday, November 7th, 2021

  • Course is fully ONLINE and will meet weekly via Zoom on Sundays from 3:00PM - 5:00PM CST.

  • SCHEDULING NOTE: This class will skip November 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday and end on Sunday, December 5th.

Instructor Jaye Viner was born in Kobe, Japan, and raised in the Great Plains. Jaye Viner has spent her life exploring other cultures both near and far. She holds an MFA and MA from the University of Nebraska. Her free time is spent at the salon maintaining her blue hair. She also worships her cats and cooks. Her first novel, Jane of Battery Park, about good-woman myths in the Midwest, is out now from Red Hen Press. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

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