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Intro to Fiction: Opening Imagination’s Doors with Elaine Beale

November 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm PST


Becoming an accomplished fiction writer means developing an amalgam of skills. You need to write sentences that flow, to master dialogue and description, to construct scenes and stories that are vivid and paced well. And, of course, you need to create characters who pull on the emotions of your reader. Learning these skills can be a challenge, but it is also immense fun.

Says instructor, Elaine Beale, “I love writing fiction because I get to create characters, worlds, and stories. Sometimes that offers me an escape from the challenging realities around me, and sometimes it deepens my understanding of myself and the world.

“In my classes, I want students to understand and build their fiction writer’s skills. I also want students to fling open the doors of their imagination and discover the profound enjoyment and fulfillment that comes from creating stories.”

In this remote class, you’ll develop your skills through reading published writers, discussing the fiction writer’s craft, doing fun writing exercises, as well as sharing and getting feedback on your own work. At the end of five weeks, you’ll not only have a better grasp of what it takes to write good fiction, but you’ll also explore the magic of your own imagination.

November 11 – December 16
5 Wednesdays, (PST) 7:00pm – 9:30pm

$274.35 for members

$295 for non-members


November 11, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm PST
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