Bring the literary pain
September 15, 2006 1:21 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a tough writing teacher/workshop in New York City.
posted by Bookhouse to writing & language (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm working on my second novel and I'd like to get some really harsh feedback on this one. I've tried the Gotham Writer's workshop and didn't care for their system. There's nothing wrong with encouraging hobbyists, but I'm looking for something that would send dabblers screaming away in shame.
I also have a writing group that I enjoy, but is more about support than building ironclad prose. I'd like to find a program that is about serious, harsh critiques and little else, hopefully led by a worthwhile teacher. Also, genre fiction must be acceptable (and if it focuses on crime ficition, so much the better). I'm not rich, but will spend as much money as I can. Finally, I can't commit to full time schooling, so I'm not looking for a MA.
I know that that's a lot of conditions, but any advice would be welcome.