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Creative Writing: Defamiliarization & NLP

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Presenting an unfamiliar perspective can be a very powerful tool to engage your reader. This workshop looks at defamiliarization & NLP.

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Week 6 -Event Contents:

Defamiliarization

Neural Linguistic Programming

Defamiliarization - the art of making the stone more stony. Defamiliarization is the technique of making the commonplace remarkable through the filter of an unexpected perspective. It forces the reader to engage their own preconceptions, increase deeper emotional contact and is a power tool in any writers arsenal.

Neuro-linguistic programming is the idea that our brains have an operating system driven by language. As a writer by selecting how you deploy language you can subtly manipulate the reader's perspective, emotions and even memory.

Join Iain McKinnon for an introduction on how to improve your prose by intruding on your reader's mind.

Week 1: Introduction, Rules & PURPOSE

Week 2: What is a Novel & Genre

Week 3: Metrics, Motivation, Productivity, and Constraint

Week 4: Plot

Week 5: Character

Week 6: Defamiliarization & NLP

Week 7: Dialogue

Week 8: World Building

Week 9: Language Building

Week 10: Concept Mapping

Week 11: Narrative Positioning & Description over Exposition

Week 12: Suspense, Tension, Hooks & Cliffhangers, LOCK & SCAMPER


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Organiser Iain McKinnon

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Iain McKinnon is a graduate of the Edinburgh Napier Creative Writing Masters Degree. He currently has 5 novels in print with American publisher Permuted Press. Iain runs a number of workshops most notably a creative writers program in association with Dyslexia Scotland.

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