Group classes are held during autumn/winter. Specific information for 2018/2019 courses will be posted during August 2018. Stay tuned.
Basic Elements of Fiction Writing + Workshop
Have you always wanted to write a story but don’t know where to begin? Would you like to learn the basic elements of fiction, including point of view, scene versus summary, characterization, and apply them to your own writing? Would you like to submit your story for peer review in a workshop setting? If so, this course is for you. Beyond the exploration of narrative elements and the workshop element, students will also be given published short stories to analyze and writing exercises to help hone their skills.
The course is comprised of 6, 3-hour classes that meet once per month. Material covered includes: story/plot, characterization, scene versus summary, point of view, and theme. The course also includes time spent addressing sentence-level issues that sometimes arise for narrative writers, such as active/passive voice trouble, over-used adverbs, “wordiness,” etc.
Course Duration: 6 months
Class Dates: TBD
Course Cost: TBD
Class Size Limit: 8 students
Course Location: TBD
Jasmine’s fiction has appeared in Underground Voices, and The Helena Vigilante. Her non-fiction has also appeared in The Helena Vigilante as well as Montana Mountain Mamas. Jasmine has taught fiction writing for Helena College’s Continuing Education program, and she is a co-founder and co-editor of Montana Mouthful literary magazine. Jasmine currently writes, teaches, and edits through The Lamb Group, Inc., a company that she and her husband started in 2012.