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 will 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 2020 Schedule
These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.
This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times 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.