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How to Make The Best of Inciting Incidents [Scott Driscoll]

Any story that involves a quest – i.e., most stories – starts with a disturbing event known to fiction writers and filmmakers as the “inciting incident,” which often collides with a character’s deeply held beliefs or values. This class will examine inciting incidents from novels and short stories, by writers such as Henning Mankell, Joyce Carol Oates, and George Saunders. Students will produce their own story with an inciting incident or disturbing event that forces their character to react by embarking on a quest toward a goal. Satellite Class: Good Shepherd Center, Room 202, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103