The First Slice (FS) is a workshop designed expressly for the reticent writer. If you're a beginner who struggles putting pen to paper or fingertips to keys, this workshop is for you. We will mine for where we should begin and tackle three pillars of fiction writing-character, time and place. At the end of this workshop you'll have discovered the organizing point(s) of tension that propels your character to move toward what she/he wants. Ideally, you'l be primed to soldier on in your endeavor to tell your story. This workshop will be taught by an MFA with two published novels and one in the making. Let's find our deepest truth, and figure out where we want to make the first slice in our story. The first cut's the deepest. Please note start date changed.