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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Online
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.

Fall 2021 Schedule

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Instructor: Ploi Pirapokin
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$695.00
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ENROLL BY: Sep 29, 2021
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required. 

This course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 13, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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