ClassFiction Writing for the Curious
Gustave Flaubert said, “Writing is just another way of living.” In this class, you are invited to bring your curiosity and stretch your imagination around what is possible in fiction. We will read fiction from writers like Edward P Jones, Toni Cade Bambara, Italo Calvino, and others, to explore topics such as the self in fiction, conflict, showing versus telling, character, the forbidden, and form (which is, as we’ll learn, for weirdos—in the best sense). In class discussion of craft, we will exchange our own ideas about how we might live differently, by writing own our original fiction.
The eighth and last class session is reserved for submitting an original prose piece, ranging from 1,000 to 6,000 words, for instructor feedback and, if desired, further discussion. There will be an additional week-long break before the final week to prepare.
About Loft Flex Classes
Flex Classes are completely online and asynchronous, meaning you can complete the course work on your own schedule. They do run week-to-week so a cohort of students can work together, but you can log in any time during the week. There are no live meetings to schedule around, so these classes are ideal for people with unpredictable schedules. Because you can sign on any time during the week to complete your tasks, and because there is no live video conferencing, they are also a good option for people with unreliable Internet access.
Find out more here about Loft flex classes here: https://bit.ly/2EZdlH2
This class will use the wet.ink platform. Find out more here: https://wet.ink/demos