The Art of Fiction Writing
As anyone who has tried to write will tell you, creating a compelling and memorable story is hard work. Sure, they come out all shiny and exciting in The New Yorker or other published venues, but how did they get to be so good?
In this writing workshop, we’ll examine what goes into a story that draws people in and stands out from the rest. You’ll learn the basic tenets of writing—creating strong characters and mastering strong dialogue and a vivid scene with those characters. And using different points of view. You’ll learn how to show rather than tell your story. At the end, you’ll use all these elements together in your own short story you’ll share with the group.
This is a small and supportive, five-week student-centric workshop in which your writing will featured weekly through methods proven to rapidly advance your ability to write fiction. It’s for students new to fiction writing or intermediate writers who would like to return to fundamentals.
Class will meet Mondays, September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10.
Early signup is encouraged—class size is limited.
Christopher Dant is the published author of two recent novels, Rescue and Promised Heart and a third novel Lost Angel to be released in 2022. He studied at Stanford’s Creative Writing program where he published several short stories and later taught creative writing at Dartmouth College for several years. Since 2017, he has taught fiction at Green Mountain Academy.