Fiction Essentials
Ten-Week Course with Rich Marcello

Offered for a Special Discounted Price of Only $150

for 30 hours of writing instruction!

Wednesdays, September 15 – November 17, 2021

6:00-9:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is required for this class. (See below.)

this program WILL BE online.

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 be prepared to write, share work and provide feedback for fellow participants.

The fee for the class is $150. *Click here to see SBWC fee policies.

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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