Fiction: Essential Beginnings


Learn the basics of writing fiction, from dialogue to description, in this supportive and informative workshop.

Starting at $485.00
As few as 7 weeks

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 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
This section has no set meeting times.
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Instructor: Ella Martinsen Gorham
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Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required. Materials required. 

This online 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 live 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 August 07, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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Speak to a student advisor. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
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