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Advanced Fiction: Building Dramatic Tension

February 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer
$189 Members | $210 Nonmembers
Thursdays, 1/17/19 – 3/7/19 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Do you aim to have readers dashing through your short fiction or unable to put your novel down after finishing a chapter? This workshop class will focus on developing dramatic tension, that quality in effective fiction that keeps readers moving from page to page. Participants will have the opportunity for two workshops of their writing as well as other feedback opportunities. Students will be asked to write, read, and provide feedback to peers, both orally and in writing, throughout the 8 weeks. To enroll in the class, students must submit a writing sample of at least 750 words to the instructor. Email sample to programs@writerhouse.org.

About the Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer’s work has appeared in The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, Apeiron ReviewEclectica MagazineThe Florida Review, and So to Speak. Kristie is currently working on three novels. She earned her MFA at the University of Central Florida.


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February 14, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kristie Smeltzer


508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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