Classes: Fiction

You can see our complete list of classes on our Classes and Workshops page.  The classes below have been categorized as focusing on writing fiction; they will help you write a novel or other fiction story.

 

06/27 Coming Out Stories–SDWI’s Pride 2017 Event

In celebration of SD LGBT Pride 2017, and in honor of the 20th anniversary of EllenDeGeneres' ground-breaking, ground-shaking “Coming Out”…

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2017-06/18 Story Structure with Mark O’Bannon

Professional writers use fundamentally different…

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2017-06/22 FREE Intro to Write a Bestseller in a Weekend with Tom Bird

DATE CHANGE This FREE lecture will introduce you to the concepts from Tom Bird which will be more fully developed in his Saturday Course "How to…

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2017-06/24 The Tom Bird Method: You Can Write Your Book in a Weekend

NEW DATE! Many are drawn to the art form of writing to allow healing, transformation and the release of their divine potential. In this three-hour…

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2017-06/25 Scene with Cathy Scott

Learn how to create scenes for both fiction and nonfiction that grab readers' attention and move the story forward. Learn how to build a scene, brick…

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2017-06/27 Point of View: Dig Deeper with Lisa Kessler

Dig a little deeper… Finding deep point of view in your fiction writing. Learn writing techniques to help you pull the reader deeper into the…

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2017-07/10 Creative Writing with David Coddon

You’ll be writing both in class and at home, then receiving supportive, constructive feedback from your instructor and your fellow writers. At…

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2017-07/15 Secrets of Fantasy Writing with Mark O’Bannon

Learn the secrets of writing the most popular story form there is: Fantasy. In the first part of this seminar, you’ll learn some of the advanced…

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2017-07/15 Summer Writing Retreat in Nature

Spend a Summer Saturday writing spontaneously to prompts and exercises in the lively company of other writers, or work on your own project in a…

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2017-07/16 Street Talk: Crafting Moody Dialog for Genre Stories with Matt Phillips

This two-hour course will help genre writers craft moody dialog for stories of crime, mystery, and mayhem. We'll also discuss strategies for…

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2017-08/12 How to Start a Novel with Jennifer Lane

Facing down the blank page is often the most difficult part of writing a novel. In this 3-week workshop, we will go over methods for generating and…

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2017-08/19 Novel IV: Plot & Structure with T. Greenwood

Novel IV: Plot & Structure: While your characters are the beating heart of your novel, your plot is its bones. Whether you are an outliner or…

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2017-09/30 Make Your Book Talk with Tamara Merrill

Well written dialogue will make your characters come alive. It will move your story forward, advancing your plot in a natural flow. Participating in…

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2017-10/21 Novel V: Revising the Novel with T. Greenwood

So you’ve finished writing your novel — what next? What do published novelists do between that raw first draft and the final manuscript to make…

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