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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.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online until further notice. If there's a possibility that your class might take place in person, you will be notified in advance. Even if classes can be held in person, there will always be a hybrid option to participate via Zoom.

Classes with "Zoom" in the title will be held via Zoom even after our doors open. Classes listed as "Online" will be held on Wet Ink, our platform for asynchronous learning.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Peter Mountford

Class Type: 1 Session


Term: Summer 2020

Start Date: 08/15/2020

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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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