Workshops

Basics of Creative Writing

December 2019

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                    • Basics of Creative Writing

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                                                        Brief

                                                        In this 4-day workshop, Fatema aims to lead the participants to connect with their innersole by writing their true feelings, fears, dreams, etc. During the workshops, participants will be exposed to a variety of techniques that will help them to reflect and go deeper in their emotions. They will undergo a multitude of writing exercises, and each of them will have the chance to develop a main idea for a writing project.

                                                        Outline
                                                        Day 1:
                                                        - Writing Objectives.
                                                        - Writing and one’s own self.
                                                        - Where does creativity come from?
                                                        - Where do ideas come from in literary writing?
                                                        - The day will include various discussions, readings and writing exercises.
                                                        Day 2:
                                                        - The power of dreams.
                                                        - The role of pictures in our lives.
                                                        - Story design.
                                                        - Seven steps for story structure.
                                                        - Scene structure.
                                                        - The day will include various discussions, readings and writing exercises.
                                                        Day 3:
                                                        - Characters creation.
                                                        - Developing and enriching the characters.
                                                        - Find your own voice.
                                                        - The variety of writing styles.
                                                        - Feelings transfer and building suspense.
                                                        - The day will include various discussions, readings and writing exercises.
                                                        Day 4:
                                                        - About using memory.
                                                        - The importance of research.
                                                        - Script revision and work assessment.
                                                        - Choosing the publisher.
                                                        - The barrier of writing and recommendations.
                                                        - Completing the main writing project for each participant.
                                                        - Presenting final work for the group.

                                                        Speakers

                                                        Fatima Sharafeddine

                                                        Fatima SharafeddineThe writer, born in 1966 in Beirut, Lebanon, collected several awards and honors, and spent the first six years of her childhood in…