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2017 Fall Quarter Fiction Course: Write Your Story
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Each quarter is 10 weeks. Fall quarter concentrates on the first third of your novel, winter quarter concentrates on the middle of your novel, and spring quarter concentrates on the last third of your novel. This in-depth series is designed to help you produce a strong story from beginning to end. Each class will contain a combination of lecture, writing exercises, and critique sessions.

10/3/2017 to 12/5/2017
When: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Where: Writers' Cottage
317 NW Gilman Blvd, Ste 8
Issaquah 98027
United States
Presenter: PNWA President, Pam Binder
Contact: Maria Philips

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2017 FALL QUARTER FICTION SERIES: write your story - $400 members/$500 nonmembers
Presented by PNWA’s President, Pam Binder. Pam is a New York Times best-selling author and Professor with the U.W. Extension Program

Beginning Tuesday, October 3th, 2017 (ten week session) ending December 5th, 2017
Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 317 NW Gilman Village, Ste 8, Issaquah, WA 98027

Write Your Story is an introductory course where you will learn the fundamental skills necessary to write fiction.  Recognize the conventions of your chosen writing genre, develop compelling characters, construct plots, identify the external and internal conflict of your story and create believable settings.  You will learn to write scenes that introduce your characters and their world and set the story in motion. Information about how to develop your pitch, query letter, synopsis and marketing are also covered.

Class Concentration
Please note that each quarter will concentrate on the important scenes in the beginning (Fall), middle (Winter), and end (Spring) of your novel.

The Role of Character
The Art of Suspense
The Plot, Pacing, and Character Outline
The Evolution of Ideas
High Concept. What is a Great Book?
Theme is a Novel’s Backbone
Publishing Options
Point of View

Class Structure

1) Critique groups will be established as part of the class structure.
2) Students may submit three pages of new work each week for instructor’s feedback.
3) Writing exercises each class.
4) Individual instructor feedback.


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