July 21st – September 9th
A Study in Decerebralization
Stop Thinking, Start Writing
With Inga Muscio
Thinking is nice. I think we can all agree that thinking is an important part of writing. To write from your heart, however, a lot of the thinking business has to be set aside. How to achieve this when everything we have learned about writing involves thinking? This thinking business also eventually gives you false expectations that you and your writing can probably never live up to.
For everyone who can churn out reportage, no problemo, but struggles with just letting go and belting out some genius from your heart and soul, for everyone with a mean-spirited bitch of an inner editor, for everyone with a so many truckloads of memories that you constantly set aside until they gridlock the byways of your heart, our Study in Decerebralization if for you.
This class will involve a significant number of highly creative writing assignments, but there will also be a big focus on having delirious fun writing and on learning to view your “non-writing” time as a vital part of your creative process.
ALL ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE BRAND NEW — SO RETURNING STUDENTS ARE WELCOME.
Most of the writing assignments will require pen and paper. Some of them you will have to mail in to Inga, with no editing allowed.
Class size is strictly limited, so please sign up early
$275 for the 8-week online class
An $80 deposit saves your spot. Balance due just before the class starts.