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Basics of Creative Writing

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.

Dates & Location

Monday 9th - 12th December, 2019

1 day; 4 hrs / day

Knowledge Tower - Floor 8

16+

Arabic

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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…