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How to Make The Best of Inciting Incidents

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

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: Scott Driscoll

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 04/30/2015

No Class On: 5/14/15

End Date: 06/11/2015

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Scott Driscoll

Scott Driscoll is an award-winning instructor (UW, Educational Outreach award for Excellence in Teaching in the Arts and Humanities 2006), and his debut novel, Better You Go Home, was selected as the Foreword Reviews First Book Contest winner. He was the 1989 winner of the University of Washington’s Milliman Award for Fiction.

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