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testHow do we tell stories? What do we include in writing, and what remains unsaid? Build your voice as we focus on a group of specific techniques for shaping and informing your creative skills, including character, plot, point of view, description, dialogue, and setting. In class, we will read short selections of writing to see what techniques we can beg, borrow, and steal from them. We will experiment with in-class writing exercises and read and discuss each other's work. Writing can be inventive, illogical, chaotic, unexpected, strange, and wonderful. In this class, we will practice seeing the world in new ways and then recreating that experience on the page.

Tuesday Nights (6 sessions)
Jan. 16th — Feb. 20th, 2024
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108


Class Resources:

Syllabus (Spring 2024)

Weekly Lecture Notes and Materials:

Week 1: Prologue

Presentation Slides - Week 1

Character Worksheet

Standard Manuscript Format

Guidelines for Critique Sessions

Points and Pacing Worksheet #1

The Last Leaf, O. Henry

Week 2: The Plot Thickens

Presentation Slides - Week 2

Theme Worksheet

Points and Pacing Worksheet #2

Everyday Use, Alice Walker

Week 3: Once Upon a Time

Presentation Slides - Week 3

To Build a Fire, Jack London

Week 4: The Muddled Middle

Presentation Slides - Week 4

The Yellow Wall-Paper, Charlotte Perkins Stetson

Week 5: Happily Ever After

Presentation Slides - Week 5

The Ledge, Lawrence Sargent Hall

Week 6: Denouement

Presentation Slides - Week 6

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