Online: Zoom

Intro to Fiction

$490.00
Members
$510.00
Non-members
8 Tuesdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm (EST), starting June 7th.
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

Ready to get the stories in your head onto paper? If there’s a story you want to tell, but you have no idea where to begin (or you need a refresher), this course is for you. Over eight weeks, you will learn the essentials of fiction and put them into practice by starting to write your own short stories. Each week, we will focus on a different aspect of fiction––such as character, dialogue, setting, and more––and explore it through published short stories by authors like Gabriel García Márquez, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, Shirley Jackson, Jamaica Kincaid, Octavia Butler, Horacio Quiroga, Haruki Murakami, and Raymond Carver to illuminate that topic and inspire our own writing. We’ll put what we learn into practice through weekly exercises and writing prompts, and in the second half of class, you will have the opportunity to submit a full short story to receive feedback from the instructor and your fellow writers, to help you get a sense of what your strengths are, and how to build on them.

By the end of class, you’ll not only be versed in the fundamentals of fiction, but you’ll walk away with at least one story draft and the tools to continue developing it.



Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!



Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Instructor

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Rolando Lopez
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Previous Students Say

  • Diverse Reading Assignments
  • "Generative"
  • "High-Energy Class"
  • "Great for Newbies"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"

Elements

  • Generate New Work
  • Craft Lessons
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Class Discussion
  • Reading Homework
  • Writing Homework

Genre

  • The Novel

Commitment Level

Medium

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