Fiction: Essential Beginnings

WRITING X 410
Learn the basics of writing fiction, from dialogue to description, in this supportive and informative workshop.
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Online
Classroom
Starting at $345.00
As few as 6 weeks
2.0 Credits

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 will have in hand a series of short sketches or a draft of a short story and key tools you need to write creatively.

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Available
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Instructor: Michael Buckley
364363
Fee:
$475.00
78 days left. Enroll by Feb 6, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after February 11, 2019
Course Requirements
(Optional) https://uclaextension.campusconcourse.com/view_syllabus?course_id=22198&public_mode=1

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

Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Instructor: Rachel Kann
364638
Fee:
$345.00
70 days left. Enroll by Jan 29, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 20 students. 

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after February 3, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Jan 29, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 219B - Solstice
Discussion
Tue Feb 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 219B - Solstice
Discussion
Tue Feb 12, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 219B - Solstice
Discussion
Tue Feb 19, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 219B - Solstice
Discussion
Tue Feb 26, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 219B - Solstice
Discussion
Tue Mar 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 219B - Solstice

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