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First Aid for Your Fiction

This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.

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

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Peter Mountford

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 08/15/2020

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$135.00 Member Price:
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$150.00 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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