Fiction Workshop: An Introduction to Fiction Writing


Fiction Workshop: An Introduction to Fiction Writing

195.00 285.00

Level: Introductory

Location: Online
Duration: 8 weeks
Begins: April 2, 2018
Ends: May 27, 2018


If you have always harbored the wish to create fictional characters and worlds, but have never tried, this class is for you. In this 8-week class, the student will learn the basics of fiction writing. We will cover point of view, first sentences, plot, character, conflict and resolution, description, dialogue, setting, and theme. Suggested rules of writing will also be examined.

Think of this class as taking stepping stones to writing that story you have always wanted to write. We will lead you slowly step-by-step through the process of creating a story. By the end of class, each student will be well-versed in the mechanics of writing in general, and in the specifics of writing fiction. When the class has finished, the student will have learned enough to complete a short story or even to start the beginning of a novel. During class, each student will begin to write their very own short story. The coursework will include assigned readings, writing exercises and interaction with the instructor. You will receive written feedback on your work on a weekly basis.

Instructor Bio

C. Gregory Thompson, a Pushcart Prize nominee, lives in Los Angeles, California where he writes fiction, nonfiction, plays, and memoir. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Storgy Magazine, Writers Resist, Five:2:One, Cowboy Jamboree, Full Grown People, The Offbeat, Printers Row Journal, Reunion: The Dallas Review. Four of his short stories were included in the 2017 New Short Fiction Series. He was named a finalist in the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival’s 2015 Fiction Contest. His short play Cherry won two playwriting awards. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts at the University of California, Riverside/Palm Desert.