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First Aid for Your Fiction

All Levels | This class will introduce the eight most common craft problems that fiction writers struggle with, including some they rarely notice—among them, evasive protagonist syndrome, excessive scene disorder, and “Oops, Where’s My Plot?” During two three-hour sessions you will learn tools for self-diagnosis and cures for all these afflictions, and you’ll apply them to ten pages of your writing.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Peter Mountford

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Term: Summer 2021

Start Date: 07/24/2021

End Date: 07/31/2021

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

$162.00 Member Price:
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$180.00 General Price:

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Peter Mountford

Peter Mountford’s novel A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism won a 2012 Washington State Book Award. His second novel, The Dismal Science, was published in February, 2014. A former Hugo House writer in residence, Peter is currently on faculty at Sierra Nevada College's low residency MFA program.

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