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Just the Basics: Essential Elements of Writing Fiction

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.

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: Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 05/01/2014

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 7:10 PM – 9:10 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$220.50 Member Price:
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Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum

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.

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