Like a baker measuring each ingredient, a writer weighs the elements of craft. Plot, setting, characterization, theme, conflict, point-of-view, and foreshadowing, these are the primary element in most fiction and non-fiction and are necessary for strong, successful storytelling.
But how do you identify a weakness?
Never fear! Every writer, whether new or experienced, continues to weigh and measure the elements of craft for the most artistically satisfying result, and so can you.
Join us as we focus in-depth on nine elements, one each week, that will identify narrative weaknesses and give you the ingredients to make your story come out perfect.
I will be using Robert Olmstead’s Elements of the Writing Craft (1997) as well as other texts. I will reach out to the attendees prior to the first class with a reading selection and assignment suggestion. Writers will bring in up to five pages double spaced, 12-pt font with enough copies for everyone.
At the end of classes 1-8, I will hand out the recommended reading and writing suggestion for the next week.
This class is suitable for all levels of fiction and non-fiction
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 203.227.3250 OR EMAIL INFO@WESTPORTWRITERS.ORG
LIMITED TO 7 STUDENTS
3 Sylvan Road South, Westport
9 Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,