Fiction Workshop


Bulk is not an absolute value, but it’s a general truth that if you write more you’ll learn more about what you can and can’t accomplish. Likewise, failure is seldom a condition to be aspired to; yet risking failure—mocking it, taunting it like a tiger tamer—is the best way to ensure ultimate success. To that purpose, I hope that the students in this class will write a lot and risk a lot. Mostly what I care about here is active, continuous engagement. Then, after a manuscript is ready, we will discuss the work in conference and in class. Everyone in the class will address every story submitted to the class. I care about stringent, honest critique. In short: You write. I read. We talk.