“Foundations of Fiction: 10 Lessons for Elevating Your Writing” with Diane Zinna
March 11 2023 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST$59.00 – $119.00
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$59 for Members
$119 for Non-Members
Can’t make it to the live class? No problem! All classes are recorded and made available to class registrants for one month.
This class is a part of the “Fiction Essentials” class package.
What are ten things you can start doing today to make your writing come alive on the page?
In this fast-paced, three-hour class, instructor Dianne Zinna will provide students with short lessons on what writers can start doing today to elevate their fiction writing. The lessons include foundations of fiction you may have missed, tips for captivating openers, ways to navigate the “mushy middle” of any story, and ideas for meaningful endings. This class will feature several exercises as well as a takeaway prompt that can be applied to the book or short story you are ready to write or finish.
TAKE THIS CLASS IF
- You write fiction and want to keep your readers engaged, even through the messy middle.
- You’re starting a new project or pushing through an existing one and want to revisit the essentials.
- You know there’s something “missing” in your character development and are looking for new tools.
- You’re looking for practical solutions to take your fiction to the next level.
The deadline to register for this class is Friday, March 10 at 5:00 PM CT.
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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.
Writers’ League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts – Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to www.arts.texas.gov.
This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.
This project is supported in part by the Mid-America Arts Alliance. For more information, go to www.maaa.org.