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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.

 

2017-12/16 Show Don’t Tell with Rich Farrell

Writers have long heard "show don't tell," but what does that advice mean? How do writers practically employ this advice to write compelling, serious…

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2017-12/16 Voice Lessons: Creating Atmosphere and Mood with Judy Reeves

Here's where the writer gets to work magic through language. Want to create an atmosphere that evokes an emotion in the reader? Do it through…

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2018-01/06 Query Letter: The Writing and Submitting Process with T. Greenwood

So you’ve finished writing (and revising) your novel — what next? In this one day workshop, participants will learn about how to craft the…

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2018-01/08 Creative Writing with David Coddon

NEW DATE!  You’ll be writing both in class and at home, then receiving supportive, constructive feedback from your instructor and your fellow…

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2018-01/08 The Craft of Short Stories with Cornelia Feye

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” George Orwell, 1984 With the help of famous first sentences and…

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2018-01/08 Writing Diversity with Margaret Dilloway

When you’re writing a character who comes from a different ethnicity or culture than your own, how do you get it right? This class discusses…

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2018-01/11 FireScribe: Her Warrior Soul with Stacy Dyson

FireScribe is not for the faint of heart. These are sessions for women who know (or need to know) how to tell truth–their truth–from the depths,…

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2018-01/13 Game of Thrones and Advanced Writing Techniques with Mark O’Bannon

An in depth analysis of the advanced techniques used to write GoT. Some of the techniques covered: The Seven Steps of Classical Story…

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2018-01/14 Writing Believable Dialogue with Cathy Scott

Speech humanizes characters. You’ll learn how to create dialogue that moves naturally and conversationally within your story. In this workshop,…

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2018-01/16 Writing for Children with Marcie Colleen

Ever think you might want to write for children but don’t know where to start? Whether you desire to write a quiet bedtime story like Goodnight,…

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2018-01/17 A Writer’s Book of Days—First the Book, Now the Class—with Judy Reeves

There’s a reason both writers new to the craft and experienced wordsmiths continue to use this book nearly twenty years after its initial…

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2018-01/20 Novel I: Intro to the Novel with Rich Farrell

Learn the basics of novel writing in six weeks from Rich Farrell! If you have always wanted to write a novel but didn’t know where to start,…

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2018-01/20 Power Words with Garr Kuhl

  Ignite your writing with perfect word choices. Whether writing an adult adventure thriller or middle grade fantasy, word choice and…

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2018-02/24 Feature Writing with Felicia Campbell

Writing a feature story for a newspaper, magazine, or digital platform, goes beyond the recounting of facts. Features are all about telling stories…

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2018-02/25 Valentine Hangover: A Generative Writing Workshop with Judy Reeves

Now that the Most Romantic Day of the Year has come and gone, let’s write about love’s leftovers, still-burning embers or what’s gone to ash.…

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2018-03/03 Someday? Make it Today! A Writing Workshop for Middle School Kids with Sally J. Pla

Are you a middle school student, ages 11 to 14? Are you interested in writing? Do you write poems or screenplays or articles or graphic novels or…

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2018-03/10 Novel II: Intermediate Novel with Tammy Greenwood

In this 6-week workshop, students will expand upon what they have learned in Novel I about the key components of novel writing. The focus of this…

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2018-05/05 Novel III: Characterization in the Novel with Judy Reeves

When writing a novel, we must know our primary characters inside and out. We need to understand their desires, motivations, and frustrations, their…

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2018-09/01 Novel IV: Plotting the Novel with Marni Freedman

Novel IV: Plotting the Novel: 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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2018-11/03 Novel V: Revising the Novel with Rich Farrell

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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Weekly Mon 12pm Fiction/Non-Fiction Read and Critique with Sandra Millers Younger

Let's face it. No matter how much we hone our craft or how earnest our New Year's Resolutions, left to our own devices, it can be all too easy to…

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