Fiction Essentials:
Ten-Week Course with Rich Marcello

Mondays, September 10 – November 19, 2018

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, Massachusetts

This three-hour, introductory class will be divided into two sections. In the first half, we’ll explore different aspects of the craft of fiction, as detailed below. In the second half, we’ll focus on scenes written by the students and provide positive, constructive feedback on how each author might develop his or her work.

Week One: The Anatomy of a Scene

Week Two: The Fictive Dream

Week Three: Point of View, Voice, and Time

Week Four: Plot, Tension, and Raising the Stakes

Week Five: Characters

Week Six: The First and Last Chapter

Week Seven: Dialogue versus Narrative Summary

Week Eight: How to Build a World

Week Nine: Common Issues

Week Ten: Putting It All Together

Prerequisites: This class is designed for active, beginning writers who want to hone their craft. Each student must submit a sample of his or her writing, preferably a scene, no more than 10, double-spaced pages, and be prepared to write, share work and provide feedback for fellow participants. The fee for the ten-week course is $150.00. Preregistration is required (see below). For questions, email us at 7bridgewriterscollaborative@gmailcom. Deadline to register and submit work: September 1, 2018.

Rich Marcello is a poet, songwriter, musician, and writer.  He is author of three novels, The Color of HomeThe Big Wide Calm, and the recently released The Beauty of the Fall, all published by Langdon Street Press. Previously, he enjoyed a career as a technology executive, managing several multi-billion dollar businesses for Fortune 500 companies. Faulkner Award winner Mark Spencer praised Rich’s latest novel, writing that “Few novels are as intelligent and relevant as The Beauty of the Fall. Almost none is as eloquent, compelling, heartbreaking, and ultimately, uplifting.”  Marcello has partnered with Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative since 2015.

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Level: beginning to intermediate. Class Fee: $150.00

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