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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Cause Some Drama: Creating Conflict

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  • $75.00 Non-Member
  • $65.00 Member

Class Description

Conflict keeps stories alive. Through the use of a variety of creative exercises, this generative, hands-on session is designed to help you clarify the conflict(s) in your story. You’ll be invited to de/reconstruct your conflict(s) from three angles: character, choice, and change. This session is inspired by the groundbreaking work, "Craft in The Real World," by Matthew Salesses. Ideal for character-driven writers who could use the time and space to develop a satisfying, more active plot. You will be given the opportunity to ask the group specific questions to untangle your trickiest knots. All levels are welcome, though it is best for writers with a specific project in mind, no matter what the stage— i.e. beginning idea or draft number three.

This class will be taught through a playwriting lens, but it is well suited for most genres.

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!