Dialogue and Point of View

WRITING X 462.1

This is a reading and exercise-based class designed to explore and practice dialogue, voice, and point-of-view in fiction and creative nonfiction. Each week, we read sample fiction and creative nonfiction to identify how the…

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Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Read published works and discuss the strengths and considerations in dialogue and point of view
  • Enhance dialogue by making it an expression of character
  • Learn to identify characteristics of main narration techniques
  • Complete exercises that help your mastery of these essential techniques

About this course:

This is a reading and exercise-based class designed to explore and practice dialogue, voice, and point-of-view in fiction and creative nonfiction. Each week, we read sample fiction and creative nonfiction to identify how the content is influenced by the narrative choices the writers make. We discuss how dialogue can bring characters and situations to life without imitating the hesitation or redundancy of real conversation and identify the benefits and drawbacks of narrating your work in first, second, and third-person point-of-view. We explore the power of voice and the influence of narrative distance on the reader. Weekly exercises put theory into practice and help discover what works (and what doesn't) in your own writing practice.

Winter 2022 Schedule

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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
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Instructor: Ploi Pirapokin
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$695.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required. 

This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 26, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
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Wed Jan 12, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Wed Jan 19, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Wed Jan 26, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Wed Feb 2, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Wed Feb 9, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Wed Feb 16, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Wed Feb 23, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Wed Mar 2, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Wed Mar 9, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Wed Mar 16, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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