Mary Robinette’s live classes are a great way to deep dive into a topic and get the chance to have a more curated learning experience. See below for the 2024 Class Schedule (more may be added as the year progresses).
All classes are taught through Zoom and a recording of the class along with the class slides will be made available to you once the class is complete.
March 10th, 2 PM – 4 PM Eastern Time
Verbal & Non-Verbal Dialogue: When people converse, they do so with more than just words. Body language, tone of voice, and societal context all play a role in understanding what a person means. In this workshop, we’ll use in-class exercises to explore how to get the most out of dialog.
June 30th, 2 PM – 4 PM Eastern Time
Writing Through Fatigue: One of the things about being a writer is that there are points in your career where you have to write, even when your surroundings aren’t conducive to it. In this workshop, we learn to write in between the moments of stress and when you find yourself too tired to write. Together we tackle the external and internal reasons that prevent us from writing.
October 13th, 2 PM – 4 PM Eastern Time
The Progression of a Character Arc: In this deep dive on character arcs, we’ll take a look at how you can have your character change in a believable way. Many writers think that a character needs to be deeply flawed at the beginning in order to have an arc. We’ll look at how to pry into the cracks in their personality to create conflict and tension within the character.