Fiction Writing Workshop

writingbookThis course is designed for an intermediate writing student interested in taking their fictional writing project to the next level. During the first class hour the instructor will discuss a variety of topics related to creating fiction that captivates the reader. The second class hour will be devoted to working on individual projects with input from the instructor. Topics include beginnings, hero’s journey, role of the antagonist, dialogue, revision and seeking publication. A story or work-in-progress novel is strongly recommended. *Bring a composition book, pen, jump drive and a favorite novel or short story to the first class. 

Upon enrollment in the class, you will receive an invitation for the class wiki:  This is a private, editable website for class assignments, online resources, student work and critiques. Go to the Front Page of the wiki and follow the instructions several days before class begins.

Recommended reading: "The Inkheart Trilogy" by Cornelia Funke. Suggested supplemental texts: "Teaching the Story: Fiction Writing in Grades 4-8" by Carol Baldwin. "Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook" by Donald Maass.

Students will need a CPCC login prior to the first class. Go to Choose online services. Then choose CPCC login to create or look up your student login account.


Course schedule for dates, times and locations