This course is an exciting way for students to either brush up on their skills as a fiction writer, or create a foundation for future projects. The class will focus on both craft and content, and students will receive feedback and specific, goal-oriented advice on how to write short stories or a novel. Besides the basics (ie: point-of-view, character, structure, tense, dialogue) the craft discussions and subsequent assignments will explore the way in which a writer conveys emotions, physicality and believability within a narrative. We will begin by reading the work of published writers, and move to critiquing students' own work in our workshops, where they will learn to identify “fiction-worthy” moments, find the “heart” of plot, and figure out how to best tell their stories. Students will receive written critiques and line edits from the instructor as well as their peers.
All courses subject to change.
TUITION & FEES
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