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New to the page? No problem! In this class we’ll start at the beginning, covering the basic elements of fiction writing (character, point of view, plot, dialogue, setting, and style) through discussions and brief readings. Through a series of linked writing exercises, we’ll practice these elements while also building the foundation of a story. Students will leave class with a stronger sense of the craft of writing fiction, as well as a solid draft of a first story.
Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum is the author of two books of short fiction-- This Life She's Chosen and Swimming With Strangers (both published by Chronicle Books). Her short stories and essays have been published widely in journals, and she has been the recipient of a PEN/O. Henry Prize and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. She taught creative writing at Purchase College, SUNY from 2008-2012, and now teaches as an adjunct faculty member at several schools in the Seattle area.