ENTER: You a young, up-and-coming, dreamy-eyed Miami writer with an idea for a novel, something hip and grandiose. Itll capture the voice and culture of your generation. The idea in your heads big. Real big. Itll shake foundations. Rattle the establishment. Who knows? Maybe itll change the world. Theres only one problem, you dont know how to write a scene, let alone a novel. Its hopeless. Youve taken a class, but the teacher kept saying the same damn thing: Show, dont tell. You dont really know what that means. You sigh and choke on your frustration.
ENTER: Nicholas Garnett, a friendly local writing instructor. Hes all charged up and ready to go, fully loaded with an MFA, tricks of the trade, and a brand new workshop on how to start a literary scene. Starting this Monday at 6:30 p.m., at Miami Dade Colleges Florida Center for the Literary Arts, Garnett will break down all that show-dont-tell advice through an eight week course, Making the Scene.
Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Starts: Feb. 7. Continues through March 28, 2011