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Close Encounters of the Third-Person Kind

Point of view is one of the most complex elements of writing fiction, and third-person POV can be especially nuanced in tone, language, and narrative distance. We’ll study the qualities that comprise so-called “close third-person” POV—POV that has full access to the main character’s thoughts, feelings, and perspective, sometimes to a greater degree than the character him/herself. We’ll read a number of short stories to aid understanding generate new work with several exercises to hone narrative skills.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Raymond Fleischmann

Start Date: 09/21/2014

End Date: 10/12/2014

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Raymond Fleischmann

Raymond Fleischmann’s debut novel How Quickly She Disappears is forthcoming from Penguin Random House this January. He's published short fiction in the Iowa Review, Cimarron Review, the Pinch, and the Los Angeles Review, among many others, and was a Hugo Fellow in 2013-2014.

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