The International
Women's Writing Guild

Master the Basics – Two Session Special - All Genres – Fiction, Nonficton, Memoir

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020
  • 2 sessions
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EST)
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EST)
  • Digital Village


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4-Week Series

Master the Basics – Two Session Special!

All Genres – Fiction, Nonficton, Memoir

Join the last two sessions with Ivelisse Rodriguez who will provide the opportunity to learn the key elements central to any successful work of fiction, narrative nonfiction or memoir.

Setting the Tone - Tues, Nov 17 7:00-8:30pm

From a dark and stormy night to a castle on a hill, setting and tone intersect. In this workshop, you learn how setting and tone help show character, function as symbol, create a mood, and of course, serve as the backdrop to your story.  

That’s What I Am Talking About - Tues, Nov 24 7:00-8:30pm

We engage in dialogue every day of our lives, yet this can be a challenging aspect of writing. Dialogue in prose has a different purpose than it does in real life. It is about more than two people talking to each other. One purpose is to demonstrate character through conflict, external or internal. In this workshop, you will learn how to curate your dialogue, so it has multiple purposes and is finely edited.

Ivelisse Rodriguez’s debut short story collection Love War Stories is a 2019 PEN/Faulkner finalist and a 2018 Foreword Reviews INDIES finalist. She has published fiction in the Boston Review, Obsidian, Kweli, the Bilingual Review, Aster(ix), and other publications. She was a senior fiction editor at Kweli and is a Kimbilio fellow and a VONA/Voices alum. She earned an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College and a Ph.D. in English-creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. To learn more about Ivelisse, visit: