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Often, starting a story is the hardest thing to do. In these sessions, we’ll explore tried and true techniques that will help you find a good place to begin. We’ll also discuss how beginnings are related to endings.

In combination, these are valuable techniques to overcome writer’s block and complete your work. Some time will be devoted to publishing your work.





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Instructor: Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Maurice Carlos Ruffin is the author of The Ones Who Don’t Say They Love You, a One Book One New Orleans selection, a New York Times Editor’s Choice and was longlisted for the Story Prize. His debut, We Cast a Shadow, was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the PEN America Open Book Prize. Ruffin is the winner of several literary prizes, including the Iowa Review Award in fiction. Ruffin is a professor of Creative Writing at Louisiana State University, and the 2020-2021 John and Renee Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi.