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Plot: It’s Not a Four-Letter Word

All Levels | As fiction writers, we love the symmetry of a great sentence, the power of place and setting, the human heart in conflict with itself. We also love plot — but sometimes we forget every story needs one. In this course, we’ll examine how to build plots that grow organically out of a character’s desires and contexts. While this is a class focused around your work, we’ll also examine published work that combines interior depth and exterior circumstance to thrilling effect.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Michael Shilling

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Fall 2020

Start Date: 11/05/2020

No Class On: 11/26/2020

End Date: 12/17/2020

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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$305.00 General Price:

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Michael Shilling

Michael Shilling is the author of Rock Bottom, a novel published by Little, Brown. The musical adaptation of the book was staged in 2014 by the Landless Theater Company. His stories have appeared in The Sun, Fugue, and Other Voices.

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