All fiction is woven from the same threads: character, setting, dialogue, plot, theme, pace. Genre fiction adds additional elements—crime stories lean heavily on plot, speculative fiction on setting. These are in addition to the elements of good writing, not substitutes for them. This course invites genre and non-genre writers on all levels to a workshop that will focus on participants' in-progress novels and short stories. We'll supplement the workshop format with one-on-one meetings with the instructor, and with in-class discussions of structure, point of view, and other elements of the well-built narrative.
S.J. Rozan is the author of sixteen novels and more than 75 short stories, and the editor of two anthologies. She has won multiple awards, including the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero, Macavity; Japanese Maltese Falcon; and the Private Eye Writers of America Life Achievement Award. She speaks and lectures widely, at such venues as the 92nd Street Y and the Center for Fiction, and has been a Master Artist at The Atlantic Center for the Arts and Writer-in-Residence at Singapore Management University. Her latest novel is Paper Son, due out July 2019.