The Art of Detail for Fiction and Nonfiction Writers

09/13/2020 - 10/10/2020


Charlotte Lit's Zoom Room 2

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Early bird rate: $300 members; $375 non-members (includes one-year General Membership), applied automatically at checkout. For most writers, bringing the rich world inside your head onto the page is a challenge. Yet fully fleshing out details is precisely the skill that enables readers to connect with your work. Though we don’t often acknowledge it, it’s also what connects us as writers to our creativity. But how, precisely, do we do it? In this course, we’ll explore the importance of sensory details and the clever, diverse, and artful ways they can be employed in prose. Along with weekly readings to inspire and instruct us, there will be exercises and prompts to help generate rich, memorable passages for our work. In addition to delivering inspiration and practical craft advice, Meg Rich will provide feedback on weekly assignments. This course is perfect for anyone struggling with rendering details, whether in a first or fiftieth draft.


This studio takes place asynchronously over four weeks using the Wet Ink platform. There will be two optional live Zoom Meetings: 6–6:45 pm; Monday, September 14 and Monday, September 28.


About the Instructor: Megan Rich is the author of two books, a YA novel and a travel memoir. She’s currently revising her third book, a literary-fiction novel inspired by The Great Gatsby. Meg is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she participated in a highly-selective creative writing program, and is a recent graduate of the Lighthouse Writers Workshop Book Project Program in Denver, Colorado. She has taught creative writing for twelve years, working with students of all ages and in all genres. Meg pioneered Charlotte Lit's weekly Pen to Paper writing group and serves as a coach in Charlotte Lit’s Authors Lab program.