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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.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Michael Shilling

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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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 PST

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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