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Fiction Writing: Craft

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Course Details

  • Location: UW Seattle, Online
  • Duration: 9 weeks
  • Times: Evenings, Weekends

Next Start Date:

October 3, 2020

This course is part of a certificate program. You can also take it without enrolling in the program.

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About this Course


Well-crafted, powerful fiction never falls out of fashion. Whether you want to write like the greats of the past, emulate the best authors of today or forge your own unique style, you’ll need to learn how writing great fiction works from the inside out.

In this course, you’ll gain an overview of the key elements of storytelling craft. We’ll explore the foundations of American literary themes and the convention of realism. You’ll learn how to use an inciting incident to establish a story situation, and discover techniques for adding detail to create atmosphere and setting. Hone your writing and make your prose come alive.

Designed For

Beginning and intermediate writers of fiction.

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What You’ll Learn

  • How to build plot structure
  • Essentials of point of view
  • Ways to develop character profiles

Get Hands-On Experience

You’ll be introduced to the peer writing workshop process. 

Program Overview

To earn the Certificate in Writing, you need to complete three courses in two years or less.

 

You should register for all courses individually; there is no application process for the certificate program.

Learning Format

Blended (Classroom + Online)

Enjoy a blend of in-person classes and online study. You’ll learn with the same group of students throughout the course, getting ample opportunity to connect with each other and your instructors. Learn More »

Course Sessions

Blended (Classroom + Online)

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