New York Times:  "...the logic of feeling...the logic of metaphor...unusual imagery."

 

The Boston Book Review:  "'Sad Dads and Melancholy Babes...the fathers in these stories are carelessly injurious, but they are also injured.  Sharp, compassionate, witty observer of the ordinary heartbreakingly inadequate struggle to preserve attachments in the face of change."

Small Press: "Nervous Dancer will douse you with a cold summer shower of unconscious workings, clear in its droplets, yet black as hell in its depth.  Care for a dip?"​

Atlanta Journal Constitution:  "'...grave dancers in rooms full of broken glass.  A bo​ok full of pleasure for the ear and mind and heart."

 

Georgia Review:  "A very stylized prose..to bring the readers deep in the consciousness of the main character."

 

Publisher's Weekly:  "..the ephemerality of troubling dreams... well wrought miniatures."



Creative Writing/Fiction Workshop

Carol Lee Lorenzo -  Writer-In-Residence

  We are the  underground:


.   Architectural Tour of the Process of Fiction –Examination/Re-Examination
.   The Jumping Off:  Place, Sensory, Setting
.   What Time is it?  Pace, Compression
.   The Physical World
.   Characters:  Crossfire of Love/Conflict/Need/The Names of Passion/
     Enemies with layers.
.   Dialogue:  To Cut or Not To Cut.  Interruptions/Silence
.   The Story Has Eyes.  Images
.   Voice:  Lifeline of the Writer’s Temperament.​

.   Seeking Originality:  Unique meaning to each story.

.   Motivations/cross purposes/obstacles, tensions, connections, consequences=Plot
.   Content:  The Surprising Deep Down.
.   Vision/Revision:  The Test of Talent, The Appetite for Fiction

 

 The Experience:

In Class Reading of Works-In-Progress, Scheduled. Discussions with honesty, always constructive. Class is tuned to the growth and support of  all the fiction. Submissions accepted,  weekly. Notes on manuscript to make the writer aware of the  strength inherent in the on-going  work, and to test for weak areas, ideas for revision process.
 

Writers As Readers:  Contemporary Fiction, International Fiction, and Classics encouraged.


Bring with you:  A passion for finding fiction, a taste for testing findings, an appetite for the puzzle and mystery of content.…and healthy laughter in the midst of hard and rewarding work of forging fiction.

 

Levels:  The very beginning, continuing work, into advanced

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MANUSCRIPT LINE AND CONTENT EDITING:  By e-mail attachment. Novel, short story, memoir.  E-mail clltodd@att.net for details and discussion..