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Getting Started in Fiction

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

If you have ever wanted to write fiction, but didn’t know where to start, this course is for you. Participants will learn and practice key elements of fiction writing including point of view, plot development, character creation, and dialogue. Bring your story ideas and be ready to write.

Fiction Camp

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Jump-start your writing year by spending an invigorating week at Writers & Books. Perfect for getting those gears turning, each evening will feature a different teaching artist, culminating in a student reading Friday night. In this course, we’ll sharpen the skills necessary to make our fiction sizzle and pop off the page. This instructive workshop […]

$172

He Said, She Said: The Art of Writing Dialogue

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

The easiest way to bring your characters to life is through their own voices, yet many writers struggle with dialogue. We’ll look at common pitfalls writers face when making their characters speak and how to avoid them. You’ll learn the elements of good dialogue through lecture and class discussion and then put them into practice […]

Why should I care? How to Create Compelling Characters

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

What makes a Harry Potter or Walter White so engaging they're addictive? Through writing exercises, guided discussions, and workshops of your written work you'll learn how to give life to characters from the inside out. Together we'll explore how to: make characters unique, dynamic, and passionate; build subtext for them; dig deep into their core […]

$210

Talking Shop: Writing & Editing Fiction

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Looking for a little push to take your writing to the next level? We'll learn to strengthen how we read, write, and revise. You can expect to submit one short story or chapter for class critique. Each session we'll discuss an assigned reading, looking at the skills and techniques applied, followed by a detailed critique […]

$210

As Iron to Iron: Advanced Fiction Workshop

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

You’ve been writing fiction, you’ve taken classes, and you’ve finished some stories or chapters. Now a workshop-centered class may be just the ticket to take your work to the next step. We’ll read each other’s work and critique closely in a spirit of encouragement, and you will come away a better fiction writer.

$210

Master Class with Omar El Akkad

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Here is your chance to learn from acclaimed author Omar El Akkad, through a series of writing exercises and discussions that will help propel your writing forward.

$49

Writing Mysteries and Thrillers

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

New dates! This class has been postponed to April 16 - May 21, 2019 The main focus of this course is devoted to helping participants develop greater skills while writing mystery or thriller novels. Through an interactive process we will explore and examine the major components of writing compelling fiction. This will include the importance […]

$146
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