Sabaho everyone, and thanks for your interest in this madness!
Secondly, my general strategy for working with you will be to focus, in turn, on: (1) setting, plot and narration; (2) character, voice and viewpoint; and (3) genre, structure and form.
Still, I’d very much like you to take part in deciding on the syllabus, or to what degree there should be a syllabus. That’s why my plan is to dedicate the first session or at least half of it to introductions: getting to know each other a little, then figuring out how to proceed. We will all present work and we will all take part in every discussion – that’s the only rule. Part of the point of the workshop is for you to build the confidence to share your work and have it critiqued – and of course respond honestly to work by other people too.