The Art of the Lie: Life Stories into Fiction

WRITING X 461.18E

This course investigates ways of transforming your real-life stories into powerful fiction. What's the difference between anecdotes--important to you alone--and strong, autonomous fiction that affects readers who…

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Classroom
Starting at $269.00
As few as 2 days
1.5 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Turn your lived experiences into compelling works of fiction
  • Learn to develop character and point of view for maximum impact
  • Uncover the foundation of a story you can expand after class ends
  • Identify ways to shape life into stories readers will love

About this course:

This course investigates ways of transforming your real-life stories into powerful fiction. What's the difference between anecdotes--important to you alone--and strong, autonomous fiction that affects readers who don't know or care about you? What are meaningful sources for your own fiction? During both days of the workshop, we explore ways of choosing and presenting the life stories that most define you, most stimulate you, and most silence you. Through discussions and writing exercises, we also pay particular attention to character development, point-of-view, and dialogue as techniques of fiction. The goal is for each student to leave the course with the foundation of a story based on personal experience, as well as with tools for developing other such stories.

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Sunday, Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Daniel Jaffe
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Fee:
$269.00
68 days left. Enroll by Jan 25, 2019
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 20 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 25, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Sat Jan 26, 2019
9:00AM - 5:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Discussion
Sun Jan 27, 2019
9:00AM - 5:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264

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