Upcoming UCLA Extension Writers’ Program Courses
UCLA Extension Writers’ Program: Writers Studio – On Campus
Inside Story: Creating Powerful Narratives
February 7-10, 2013
Be it a novel, short story, or piece of creative nonfiction, the secret to creating a narrative that leaps off the page and instantly grabs the reader lies in the story itself. In this workshop, you explore what a story really is; what, as readers, we innately expect when we read one; and how to translate the unique story you’re writing into the universal language of storytelling. Just as importantly, you have a yardstick to gauge whether each twist is on target or is a digression that brings your narrative to a screeching halt. In class you write, workshop, and refine your concept and your protagonist’s quest, focusing on what your story is about and how to actualize it. You leave the course with a clear roadmap of your story from beginning to end, and a precise draft of those foundation-setting first several pages.
And this Spring, I’ll once again be teaching Advanced Inside Story online.