Solve ALL Problems: a friendly little brain-sharing session
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Solve ALL Problems: a friendly little brain-sharing session

Does your writer brain ever work itself into a blind corner? 

You’ve got a fantastic story nearing completion (or substantially imagined) and you’re enthused about your writing and everything on your desk is just perfect and the coffee (or whisky) is titrated to optimal levels for creativity and you can hardly wait to birth this new baby masterpiece and… you’re stuck. There’s a problem in your story and you cannot see—or move—past it. You’ve thought about it so long and hard that you’ve worn ruts in your own neural pathways, and the more you think about it, the stucker you get. Time to recruit some fresh neural tissue. 

Come hang out with a small group of writers for an hour of moderated collaborative story-doctoring. Participants will have the opportunity to share a problem with the group and then we’ll brainstorm solutions. Attendees with more solutions than problems are welcome to attend and share their advice, as well.

Participants are encouraged (but not required) to submit 250-word summaries of their works-in-progress and/or story problems in advance.

For everyone ages 18 and over.

Thursday, May 14, 5pm-6:30pm

 Saturday, May 16, 9am-10:30am

Thursday, May 21, 5pm-6:30pm

Saturday, May 23, 9am-10:30am

About the Instructor:

M. Huw Evans is a writer of fiction, an editor of whatever comes his way, and a stay-at-home parent. He attended Clarion West in 2012, served as workshop administrator 2014–2017, and has recently joined the board. He’s begun several novels (and completed one), written an ill-defined number of short stories and novellas, and sent one SF novelette happily into the world. He particularly loves consulting on biomedical elements of other writers’ stories.

About registration: 

These writing sessions are free. Please register in advance for your spot.

Class Format & Accessibility: 

Registration is free. Four sessions. Sign-up for each session individually. Each session is 90 minutes. If you have questions about the format or content, please contact oneday@clarionwest.org.

Zoom meetings software is compatible with standard screen readers and has several other accessibility features that make it possible for writers who are Blind or vision impaired to participate in the webinar. 

Questions can be submitted via the meeting software chat function or via voice. 

Zoom is free for attendees. Please plan to register with Zoom in advance and download on your device. You will be sent a link to your Zoom class in your class email confirmation in the bottom last section of your confirmation. If you do not see a confirmation, please email us at oneday@clarionwest.org at least two hours before the start of class.

For best results, plan to connect to the class approximately 5 minutes before the start. You will be muted upon entry, but our workshop staff will be setting you to ‘allow to talk’ as they see you join. Plan to have your device on mute unless you are invited to talk to the class. Some instructors will ask you to turn on your camera either throughout the class or during discussion. Classes may be recorded to provide for student review.

We do not have live closed captioning for our webinars at this time.