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Concept, Character, and Construct in Story Crafting

with Bethany Morrow

Genres: Fiction, Novel

In Person

Intermediate

1 Session

Start Date: March 25, 2023
End Date: March 25, 2023
Day of Week: Saturday
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $135.00
General Price: $150.00

In this one-session class, we'll focus on the three C's—concept, character, and construct—to write and revise cross-genre stories. We'll work to identify when a story is best told through general or genre fiction, as well as how the three C's can be used to elevate a story. Discussion examples will revolve around the instructor's novels, Mem. Students are invited to submit short openings that introduce concept, world, or character before class.

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Bethany Morrow

Bethany Morrow

Bethany C Morrow is an Indie Bestselling author who writes for adult and young adult audiences, in genres ranging from speculative literary to contemporary fantasy to historical. She is the author of the novels Mem and A Song Below Water, which is an Audie, Ignyte, and Locus finalist. She is editor/contributor to the young adult anthology Take the Mic, the 2020 ILA Social Justice in Literature award winner. Her work has been chosen as Indies Introduce and Indie Next picks, and featured in The LA Times, Forbes, Bustle, Buzzfeed, and more. She is included on USA TODAY's list of 100 Black novelists and fiction writers you should read.

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