04/14 Elements of Fiction with Rich Farrell
Now three sessions! New start date!
Ready to start your novel? Stuck on your short story collection? Just looking to kick off a spring writing project? As Alice Munro reminds us, “I just have to keep trying till I find the best way of getting there.” This four-part class will help you find the path! We’ll examine the most fundamental elements of fiction: plot, point of view, character, setting, theme, and time. Through reading and writing prompts, we’ll apply formal elements to new writing or to work in progress. We’ll discuss first drafts, revision, polishing and submitting. Perfect for writers of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced.
Richard Farrell is the Creative Non-Fiction Editor at upstreet and a Senior Editor at Numéro Cinq. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he has worked as a high school teacher, a defense contractor, and as a Navy pilot. He holds an MFA from the Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is currently at work on a collection of short stories. His work, including fiction, memoir, essays, interviews and book reviews, has appeared in Hunger Mountain, A Year in Ink, upstreet, New Plains Review, Descant (Canada) and Numéro Cinq. He lives in San Diego.
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