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Are your characters taking risks? Does your plot hold your reader’s heart? Does your dialogue sing? Do your scenes waltz along the page? Over these eight weeks, we will get into the nuts and bolts of what makes your fiction soar. Through readings, writing exercises, and workshopping, you will write at least one new chapter (or revise an existing one) and construct a map for your novel or short story that will keep you powering through your work of fiction that dares.
Sonora Jha is the author of the novel Foreign, published in 2013 by Random House India. She is a professor of journalism and media studies at Seattle University. Formerly a journalist in India and Singapore, her recent political essays and Op-Eds have been published in the New York Times, the Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly and the Globalist. Apart from her academic and journalistic writing, she is currently finishing work on a memoir. Sonora is a 2016-2018 Hugo House Writer-in-Residence.