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Fiction Writing

This course is geared for new writers as well as experienced writers who haven’t formally learned the basics of fiction writing or want to refresh their knowledge. We examine the fundamentals of fiction, including story structure, character, plot, dialogue, description, point of view, style, and voice. Writing assignments help you to mine your life experiences for fiction pieces. Your work and the publications of established authors are read and analyzed in class. In addition, you are encouraged to develop your powers of observation and to hone your fiction-writing skills by writing sketches and viewing the process as a daily activity. 
Registering at least three weeks prior to the course start date is highly recommended.
This course may be used to fulfill the requirements of the Certificate in Storytelling . It may be taken to pursue the certificate, or as a standalone course. Questions? Contact us at The Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts: Email sps.pala.ce@nyu.edu or call 212-998-7289.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the fundamentals elements of fiction
  • Peer and instructor critiques of your writing

Ideal for

  • The curious and creative
  • Aspiring, beginner, and experienced writers

1 section

  • Spring 2024

    • Section

    • Semester

      Spring 2024
    • Date

      Mar 2 - May 11
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Bauman, Beth
    • Location

      Midtown Center
    • Mar 2 – Mar 23
    • Saturday
    • 10:00AM – 12:20PM
    • Midtown Center
    • Apr 6 – May 11
    • Saturday
    • 10:00AM – 12:30PM
    • Midtown Center
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