Inside Story: Creating Powerful Narratives

ENGLSH X 462.75

3.00 units

Reg. # Status Location Start Date Qtr/Yr Fee
Y7306W Closed WestwoodWestwood: 415 1010 Westwood Center 1010 Westwood Blvd.
2/7/2013 WI 13 $895 Notify Me

Be it a novel, short story, or creative nonfiction, the secret to creating a narrative that leaps off the page and grabs a reader lies in the story itself. Explore what a story really is, what your readers innately expect when they read, and how to translate your unique story into the universal language of storytelling. Just as importantly, gain a yardstick to gauge whether each twist you create is on target or a digression that brings your narrative to a screeching halt. Write, workshop, and refine your concept and your protagonist's quest, focusing on what your story is about and how to actualize it. You leave with a clear roadmap of your story from beginning to end and a precise draft of those foundation-setting first several pages.

Prerequisite: At least 1 previous creative writing course.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Westwood: 415 1010 Westwood Center
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9am-6pm,
February 7 - 10


4 meetings total

No refund after Jan 7.

This course does not require textbooks.