03/10 Fiction I with Mark Clements — NEW TIME on Sunday Evenings!

Date: First class is Sunday, March 10, 2013 Time: 6PM to 8PM Number of sessions: 4--Sundays, March 10, 17, 24, 31 Members: $120 Nonmembers: $144 Location: Ink Spot, 710 13th St, Studio 210, San Diego, CA 92101

Join this course to review the basics of fiction writing today! This four week course is designed to help  convert the dream of writing into the reality of being a writer. In Fiction I participants will review the basics: plot and structure, characterization, dialogue, description, theme…and how these elements fit together to create the vision the author wants the world to see. Taught by an experienced multi-published novelist and teacher whose read and critique groups at San Diego Writers, Ink, often have wait lists, Fiction I will help fast-track development as a writer, whether participants work in fiction only or also other forms. This discussion- and exercise-based workshop is suitable for beginners as well as published authors wanting to generate new work, get back to the basics, work in a new genre, or think about how to teach fiction writing themselves. Participants are encouraged to continue into Fiction II, which will meet at the same time and place for the next four weeks, but will follow a more traditional workshop format of manuscript read and critique. Mark A. Clements has published three novels and been leading read and critique groups at the Southern California Writer’s Conference since 1989, and at the La Jolla Writer’s Conference since its inception. He believes that the best results come with a group managed with loose reins, humor, and an emphasis on the positive.     PLEASE NOTE: To help our instructors and other course participants, register early to ensure the course does not get cancelled or shifted to another date and time.  We evaluate registration numbers between 7 and 3 days before a course start to decide about whether to keep or reschedule it.  By registering 7 days or more in advance, you help us help our participants and instructors in many ways.