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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 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: 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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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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