Break the Rules!

Upcoming Live Sessions:
Sunday, May 25 at 9:30 AM PST

Class Description:
Breaking the RulesTell, don’t show. Dump your information. Write in second person. Write in passive voice. Use adverbs. To heck with suspense.Rules mark what’s difficult, not what’s impossible. There’s a whole range of exciting storytelling possibilities beyond them. Not every story needs to be in second person, but when it’s the right voice for the right story, it can be magic. The right information dump, written perfectly, can become a dazzling gymnastic feat of beauty, fascination and horror. “Break the Rules!” will teach you inspirations and techniques for rowing upstream of common knowledge. You can break any rule–if you do it right.

More information:

If you want to get an idea of what the class is like, you can read Cat Rambo’s livetweet.

I’ve also written an essay on why it can be good to break the rules, or not even learn them at all:
Learn the Rules Before You Break Them. Or Don’t.

Live Class Registration Information:

The cost for a single session live workshop is $99 for new students; $79 for students who have formerly taken a class with Cat (or Rachel). Classes are taught via Google Hangouts; all you need is a computer with a microphone and reliable Internet connection, but a webcam is suggested.

Register by mailing Cat Rambo at cat AT and specifying whether you would prefer to pay by Paypal or by check.