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How do you build your story? What kind of scaffolding do you hang it from? How big should it be? What should you include? This class will provide you with concrete tools to map your fiction so that it feels like your own. We’ll explore techniques for identifying essential plot points and consider experimental structures and timelines. We’ll focus on making sure you are writing in ways that serve your themes, helping them resonate and shine.
Megan Kruse grew up in the Pacific Northwest and currently lives in Seattle. She studied creative writing at Oberlin College and earned her MFA at the University of Montana. Her work has appeared widely in journals and anthologies, and her debut novel, Call Me Home, was released from Hawthorne Books in March 2015, with an introduction by Elizabeth Gilbert. She teaches fiction at Eastern Oregon University’s Low-Residency MFA program and Gotham Writers Workshop. She was one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 for 2015.