This course will introduce students to the craft of fiction. Looking at published stories as our models, we will explore the essentials of storyline set-up, character development, point-of-view, setting, scene building, dialogue, and the appropriate use of detail. The class will include guided writing prompts corresponding to our discussion topic. The class will also include constructive workshopping. Students will be encouraged to explore and take chances. The workshops will give you feedback as well as a chance to practice reviewing others' work.
ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:
- This class includes:
- Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
- Workshop: students submit work for critique from the teacher and class.
- Reading: class engages in close study of one or more works.
- Feedback in class: Both peer and instructor feedback given.
- Work outside of class: 2-3 hours of writing or reading outside of class.
No class on 2/19/2024
- December 4: Scholarship Donation Day
- December 5: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT
- December 12: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT
- December 18: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Scott Driscoll is an award-winning instructor (UW, Educational Outreach Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Arts and Humanities 2006), and his debut novel, Better You Go Home, was selected as the Foreword Reviews First Book Contest winner. He was the 1989 winner of the University of Washington’s Milliman Award for Fiction.
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