Writing for Story: The Art & Craft of Narrative
Summer Creative Writing Class
What’s the best way to tell your story? My summer Creative Writing class, “Writing for Story: How to Recognize, Organize and Write Narratives” will help you discover it. This course will demonstrate how to heighten conflict and resolution in fiction and nonfiction, greatly enhancing the readability and publishability of the finished piece. You’ll receive detailed, constructive criticism of your fictional and nonfictional stories and book chapters. In addition, we’ll discuss dramatic scenes, outlines, cover letters, and other topics of interest to you.
- 150-word story idea or book concept statement.
- 250-word in medias res scene.
- 25-word outline of your story.
- 1500- to 2500-word story or book chapter.
- Revision of story or book chapter.
- 5-minute reading of story or chapter.
The course will run on Wednesday evenings 7 to 9 p.m. PST June 12, 19, 26,, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 via Zoom teleconference and with an in-person option on at least one of those dates.
The cost will be $675 per person. Texts: Writing for Story by Jon Franklin, available online or at the Elliott Bay Book Company.