Fiction Writing, Crime and Other
July 28 -
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, for example, and 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 in any subject and on all levels to a workshop that will focus on attendees' work, either novels or short stories. Exercises and assignments will spotlight various aspects of craft and help get a project started or advance one already underway. We'll supplement the workshop format with discussions of structure, theme, point of view, and other elements of the well-built narrative.