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Fiction Workshop

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In this class —devoted to the lonely, exhilarating, terrifying process of creating fiction—we will strive to create a constructive community of readers with the kindness, toughness, honesty and sensitivity that can make a workshop a unique and valuable writing tool.  Ambition and risk-taking will be encouraged, along with memorable voices and compelling characters.  Through the work presented, we will discuss what makes a plot strong and what strategies exist for creating and sustaining narrative momentum.  Outside reading will be geared to the needs and concerns of the class.