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. Through the basic tenets of creative writing and by practicing each week, you will rapidly improve. You’ll learn to build strong characters. You’ll master writing exciting dialogue and a vivid scene with those new characters. You’ll use different points of view. And we’ll teach you how to show rather than tell your story. At the end, you’ll then put all these elements together in your own story you’ll share with the group.
This is a small, dynamic and supportive five-week class on the elements of creative writing for beginning and early intermediate writers.
Early signup is encouraged—class size is limited.
This class will meet on Mondays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1.
Christopher Dant is the published author of two recent novels, Rescue and Promised Heart as well as several short stories. He studied at Stanford’s Creative Writing program and taught creative writing at Dartmouth College for several years and more recently at Green Mountain Academy.