Become a Better Writer and Your Own Best Editor

Regular $280.00
Member $252.00
January 25, 2021-March 15, 2021
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Open to All Levels
Online—Live Meeting
Number of Sessions
Day of the Week
8 Week
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What steps can you take to become a better writer? This class examines the essentials of good writing, whether you’re writing fiction or memoir. We begin with character: For both fiction and nonfiction, we’ll learn how to identify and reveal the driving forces of our characters and how to put that information to work in our narratives. We’ll learn how to establish and show agency of character and how to harness the full range of characters’ voices. We’ll also find out how to bring better focus to a point of view to more effectively tell a story. Learn tips on how to build a believable world. Discover what you need to drive your plot forward so a reader wants to keep turning the pages.

Leave the class with a full checklist of what to do when revising and ideas for what to write next. In-class writing exercises and critiques are designed to reveal writing strengths and hone skills needed most. Separate from class, the teaching artist will also provide a private half-hour virtual consult with each student.

Instructions for Accessing This Online Class

In order to access live class meetings, you must have the Zoom application downloaded to your computer. You will also need a WiFi/Internet connection throughout the duration of your scheduled meeting and a computer with audio and video capability. The information to join your Zoom classroom will be provided in your confirmation email upon registration. Please check spam folders if you do not see this email upon registration. For more information on how to use Zoom, please see our training manual here.

Some classes use a supplemental Google Classroom page. Should your teaching artist use Google Classroom, you will be invited to join the classroom via email at least 24 hours in advance of your class (check spam folders if you are not seeing this invitation). Please note that Google Classroom requires a Gmail address to access the Classroom. If you do not have a Gmail account, the email invitation will be sent to the email address we have on file and will prompt you to create a free account or enter an existing account to join the classroom. If we are unable to send an email invitation to your non-gmail account, you will be contacted by a staff member to provide a Gmail address. If you do not have a Gmail account, you can create a free account here. Should you have concerns about this, please contact a Loft staff member at or 612-379-8999. For more information on how to use Google Classroom, please see our training manual here.