Do the Write Thing: A Fiction Writing Workshop
Ed Lin
Do the Write Thing: A Fiction Writing Workshop

It’s easy to bat around issues about character, plot, point of view, description, dialogue, setting, pacing, voice and theme (whew!) in terms of writing. But Ed Lin promises to spend as little time as possible talking about those concepts. Lin believes writing is akin to playing a musical instrument that no one else has ever seen or heard before, and that authors are generally right even when they aren’t sure what they are doing.

The class requirements are:
1) an irrepressible desire to write and
2) ten pages of new fiction to be workshopped, due before the first class.

Ed Lin is the author of WaylaidThis is A Bust, and Snakes Can’t Run. Heralded as “an astonishing talent” by Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz, Lin is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards. His latest, One Red Bastard (Minotaur Books), was praised by novelist Don Lee as “reminiscent of Elmore Leonard and compulsively readable.” He is a frequent blogger for Giant Robot and a regular co-host of the popular AAWW Mouth To Mouth: Open Mic Series. Lin has served on the Reading Committee for the distinguished Annual Young Lions Fiction Award. Lin’s Waylaid served as inspiration for the Sundance favorite, the Motel. Lin has made appearances in The Potential Wives of Norman MaoSuper Power Blues, and other feature films. He lives in New York with his wife, actress Cindy Cheung.

Six Mondays from September 10 to October 15, 2012, 7PM-9PM
Fee: $250 General/$200 Members
Deposit: $40 General Deposit/$36 Member

Do the Write Thing: A Fiction Writing Workshop

Ed Lin
Monday, September 10, 2012
7:00 PM
$0.00
The Asian American Writers’ Workshop
110-112 W. 27 Street, Ste. 600
New York NY 10001
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