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Advanced Novel: Structuring Chapters and Scenes

January 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer
Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members
8 Tuesdays, January 10 – February 28, 2017 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

This workshop-heavy class will provide writers at least three opportunities to have a full class workshop. Participants are required to have fiction work ready to workshop at the outset of class or be able to produce material week-to-week. Students will be asked to write, read, and provide feedback to peers, both orally and in writing, throughout the 8 weeks. In this advanced fiction workshop, we will focus on structure, specifically for chapters or scenes. We’ll focus on how to effectively craft parts to work within a larger whole, whether that be a novel or a story.

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.

Kristie Smeltzer’s writing has appeared in So to Speak, The Florida Review, Eclectica Magazine, and the Apeiron Review. Her story, “Bridges,” was a runner-up Phoebe: A Journal of Literature and Art’s 2007 Fiction Contest. Her story, “The Fine Art of Goldfish,” received an honorable mention in the WriterHouse/C-ville Weekly 2015 Fiction Contest and appears in Apeiron Review’s Issue 10. Kristie is currently working on two novels. She earned her MFA at the University of Central Florida. She resides in Charlottesville, Virginia, and teaches at WriterHouse.


January 10, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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