Course DescriptionThe first fundamental challenge facing all writers, whether novice or professional, is the process of transforming your premise into a compelling, sustainable story. This intensive workshop focuses solely on the art of the story, with an emphasis on such fundamentals as character development, super-objective, rising conflict, scene work, and the all-important quest to find your story’s superstructure. Through a series of lectures, published examples, and in-class writing exercises, writers learn how to spot critical mistakes often made in the initial development of any narrative. This workshop is designed for writers with a specific story they feel passionate about telling. After four days you will have a greater understanding of what makes a story work, along with your own detailed superstructure outline to use in the development, completion, and revision of your story.
Course may be taken to satisfy an elective in either fiction/creative nonfiction certificate.
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