Fiction: Essential Beginnings
Learn the basics of writing fiction, from dialogue to description, in this supportive and informative workshop.
What you can learn.
- Turn your firsthand experiences into compelling, powerful stories
- Learn the building blocks of fiction, including writing character-based dialogue and unique points of view
- Develop sketches and drafts you can develop into longer work
- Practice the skill of reading and reviewing other writers' work for strengths and opportunities to improve it
About this course:Do you aspire to write creatively but don't know where to start? This supportive workshop provides you with many techniques to motivate and guide you. You learn how to transform observation and personal experience into imaginative prose, create dynamic characters and dialogue, and write from different points of view. By the end of the course, you have in hand a series of short sketches or a draft of a short story and the key tools you need to write creatively.
Summer 2021 Schedule
Course content is delivered through an online learning platform where you can engage with your instructor and classmates. There are no required live meetings, but assignments are due regularly.
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
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.