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2018 Summer Quarter Fiction Course: Write Your Story
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Write Your Story Our summer session is a 5-week intensive focused on the last third of your novel and will also include conference prep. Each class will contain a combination of lecture, writing exercises, and critique sessions.

7/10/2018 to 8/7/2018
When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Where: Writers' Cottage
317 NW Gilman Blvd, Ste 8
Issaquah, WA  98027
United States
Presenter: PNWA President, Pam Binder
Contact: Maria Philips

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2018 SUMMER QUARTER FICTION SERIES: write your story - $200 members/$300 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, July 10th, 2018 (five week session) ending August 7th, 2018
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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Office: Writers' Cottage 317 NW Gilman Blvd., Ste. 8, Issaquah, WA 98027

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Mailing: PMB 2717 - 1420 NW Gilman Blvd, Ste. 2,
Issaquah, WA 98027

Phone: (425) 673-2665