Fiction Writing: The Basics & Beyond
Open to all levels
In this class, we will focus on creating an interesting protagonist, developing effective dialogue, and creating an arresting storyline leading to a climax. Students will apply these skills to 2–4 short pieces (flash fiction) throughout the term and present their work to the class. Although the focus is on honing basic skills, more advanced students with works in progress are also welcome. Students will read John Gardner’s The Art of Fiction.
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Peter Bacho is the author of seven books: Cebu, Dark Blue Suit, Boxing in Black and White, Nelson’s Run, Entrys, and Leaving Yesler. His latest book, Uncle Rico's Encore, was released earlier this year. His books have received several awards, including the 1992 American Book Award. He is an adjunct professor at The Evergreen State College Tacoma Campus. Bacho was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in Seattle’s Central District.
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