Fiction Workshop for Improvisers (Or Anyone) with Robin Doody

Flex, refine, and make a plan for your literary fiction in this workshop for aspiring writers at any level.

Whether you’re new to writing, trying to get published in literary journals, or have America’s next great novel sitting in your Google Drive, this workshop will provide structure for your writing, feedback on your stories, and a strategic plan to pursue publishing (if that’s what you’re into).

Here’s what you can expect from the workshop:

  • Improv-based warm-ups to dive deeper into craft devices like character building, dialogue, point of view and overcoming writer’s block

  • Information about the world of literary magazines

  • Lessons that dive into narrative craft like strong openings and points of view

  • Curated short fiction readings/discussions

  • Peer-guided feedback on one short story (drafted before or during the class)

  • Feedback on a revision of the short story

  • At least one individual session with the teacher to answer any questions at all

Students will leave this class with a fully polished short story and a plan to submit it for publication.

Robin is a former member of a WIT ensemble team, a special project show, a Harold Team and multiple indie teams. In addition to completing the WIT curriculum, he attended the last week-long intensive at iO before its tragic close.

In a lonelier setting than improv, he writes fiction, satire and stuff he is not confident enough to call journalism. His work has appeared in Isele Magazine, Rice Magazine, 730DC, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and others. To pay the bills, he is a copywriter for a consumer brand. See more of his work here:

None! Just be ready to have a good time
Fiction Workshop for Improvisers (Or Anyone)

7PM - 9:30PM (4 Classes at 2.5 hours)
Dates: 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10



Robin Doody