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How Writers Write Fiction

How Writers Write Fiction

In the fall of 2014, several members of SWG took the University of Iowa's online course, "How Writers Write Fiction." The online course included sessions covering the following topics:


– The Writing Life

- On Being a Writer

- Where Does My Story Begin?

- Poetry and Imagery

- Creating Setting Through Speech

Establishing Character, Voice, and Place

- World Building

- Field Research

- Creating Character

- The Art of Dialogue

- Stories and Storytelling

- Structure: Juxtaposition and Causality

- Finding a Personal Style

- The Value of Constraints

- Revision and Rediscovery

- The Writer in the World

- Creating a Sustainable Writing Life

Earlier Event: September 12
Festival of Writing in York
Later Event: December 3
Critique Workshop