True Fiction: Writing Stories Inspired by Our Lives

WRITING X 461.17E

Develop a deeper authenticity in your writing by learning how to blend lived experiences with imagined realities.

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Remote
Starting at $475.00
As few as 7 weeks
2.0

What you can learn.

  • Explore turning-point stories, complex character emotions, and organic conflict
  • Complete in-class exercises to stretch the limits of your creativity and craft
  • Build a strong foundation for fiction rooted in authentic, lived experiences
  • Draft several new works-in-progress

About this course:

The old adage "write what you know" too often negates the truth that a part of what we "know" is in our imagination. It is the blending of our personal experiences and what we can imagine that helps to create some of our most powerful narratives. In this eight-week intensive writing workshop, for beginner and non-beginner alike, you study important elements such as turning-point stories, the complexities of character emotions, and the quest for organic conflict, all through a series of in-class writing exercises. You learn to build a firm foundation for your fiction, one amazingly rooted in what you have actually lived. The goal of the workshop, whether you're writing drama or comedy, is to find a deeper authenticity in your writing while completing several new works of short fiction.

Summer 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
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Friday 10:00AM - 1:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Steven Wolfson
386789
Fee:
$475.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jul 29, 2022
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Notes

No meeting August 26. 

Enrollment limited to 12 students. Internet access required. 

This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time 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.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after August 12, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Fri Jul 29, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Fri Aug 5, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Fri Aug 12, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Fri Aug 19, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Fri Sep 2, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Fri Sep 9, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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