Hone your skills in fiction for short stories, novels and contests. Whether you want to figure out what you should write, or how you should write it, this course will benefit you.

Fabulous Fiction covers 35+ genres and subgenres and how to create memorable stories that your readers will love.

Book shelves and book for Fabulous Fiction Course

Course Outline

This course starts off with commercial and literary fiction and expands into the different types of genres, subgenres and the people who write them. You’ll learn how to structure your story, including plot and outline, introduction, action, climax, falling action and outcome. After that we take you through how to create great characters and subcharacters and when not to name them. Subplots are also covered. And that’s just the first day!

There are take home assignments where you take what you’ve learned and incorporate it into your writing.

Other learnings will be how to create obstacles and keep your readers attention. Then there’s the all imortant part about knowing your readers. Who are you writing for?

You’ll learn the 10 key traits of best selling fiction and delve deeper into character development. I could go on, but that would take the fun out of discovering what else you’ll learn.

On the last day you should have a rough draft of a short story that the group will critique. This is followed by an up-to-date guide on how to spot a good contest and how and where to enter them.

What to expect:

  • There are three, 2 hour Zoom classes.
  • Attendees will be emailed the course materials and instructions on where and how to log-in online before the course start date.
  • There is a chat space for questions, which the instructor monitor’s and answers. Live questions are more than welcome.
  • There will be two take home assignment for this course.

Sign Up Details for Fabulous Fiction

Dates: November 25, December 2 and 9, 2020

Time: 6 – 8 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Cost: $150 plus GST ($157.50 total)

NOTE: Should you prefer to pay via eTransfer instead of thru PayPal, please email Darcy first to ensure there are spaces left.

Visit Zoom online and choose download for meetings. Please check your connection before classes start.

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