Building Character in Fiction and Creative NonFiction
May 21st, 28th, June 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th
Thursdays 1pm - 3pm
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WIN - Writers In Nature Series: An 6-week prose class taught by Linda Busby Parker.
Elements of Creative Writing
In the last session, we discussed the development of scenes and various elements that pull the reader into the story, and we did a whole lot of writing. This session we will focus on the development of storylines, methods of braiding the storylines into a whole, researching and structuring our stories, and we will continue to write, write, write. At least the first few classes will be taught via Zoom, which provides a super easy forum for connecting participants in group meetings. I will send a link, click on that link, and you are taken to the Zoom classroom. If/when this whole pandemic settles down, we can consider the option of meeting in the MBG classroom. But, for now, we will begin on Zoom and see how we all feel as we go along. Join us! It’s great to be learning new things while staying at home.
About our Instructor:
Linda Busby Parker, Ph.D. authored two novels: Seven Laurels (historical fiction set during the Civil Rights Era in Alabama) and Oliver's Song (upmarket fiction set in Mobile during Mardi Gras). Seven Laurels won the James Jones First Novel Award and the Langum Prize for the Historical Fiction. Her short stories appear in The San Diego Union Tribune, Mobile Press Register, 2nd and Church, and First Draft. She earned her PhD from the University of Michigan and her MFA from Spaulding University. She now teaches Creative Writing at the University of South Alabama and mentors in a low-residency writing program at Middle Tennessee State University. She serves as Publisher/Editor for a small press, Excalibur Press. This past summer (2019) she was selected as a contributor in nonfiction at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Linda's current writing projects are in both fiction and nonfiction.
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