Certificate in Popular Fiction I

Approved by the UW Department of English 

Certificates » Popular Fiction I
Program Features
  • Guest speakers, including notable published authors
  • In-class writing exercises
  • Year-end class anthology showcasing your writing
  • Opportunity to submit your work to Stratus: Journal of Arts & Writing
Who Should Apply
  • Individuals who would like to write popular fiction
Explore popular fiction, the backbone of the commercial fiction industry. Examine the art of captivating readers with strong plots, powerful scenes and three-dimensional characters. Learn how to construct a suspenseful and complex storyline and write believable dialogue. Master the development of the beginning, middle and end of your novel during three different courses dedicated to each section's development.
Key Outcome
You will develop your popular fiction writing skills through the process of creating an initial draft of a novel.
Sections
Start Location Program ID Status
Autumn 2014  Details Details UW Seattle 4741
Course Dates Days Instructor
Popular Fiction I: The Beginning Sep 23 - Dec 9, 2014 Tu Thayer
Popular Fiction I: The Middle Jan 6 - Mar 10, 2015 Tu Thayer
Popular Fiction I: The End Mar 31 - Jun 2, 2015 Tu Thayer
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Program Highlights
Popular Fiction and Literary Fiction Video Thumbnail

Pam Binder, an instructor in the Certificate in Popular Fiction, and Scott Driscoll, an instructor for the Certificate in Literary Fiction, offer a behind-the-scenes look at these writing programs.

Read About the Student Experience: Richard Hacker 

Read About the Student Experience: Tara Sheets