WWLA is a private writing school for the brave, enthusiastic and talented. They offer small classes that focus on a craft perspective, delving deeply into the techniques of story, character, language, structure, etc. They value aesthetic daring, and strive to read student work with high standards and an open mind.
Fiction II taught by Seth Fischer
Tuesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
January 21, 2014 to March 18, 2014 (no class 2/25)
This 8-week intermediate-level class is designed for both short story writers and novelists. For the first four weeks, students will do in-class writing exercises and discuss published short fiction and novel excerpts from a craft perspective. The class will cover such topics as characterization, pacing, point of view, structure, voice, and scene, and there will be short take-home writing assignments designed to help students progress with their manuscripts. For the final four weeks of the course, students will be workshopped in a serious environment meant to challenge and inspire every member of the class. Each student will have the opportunity to workshop either one short story manuscript or one novel excerpt (maximum 25 pages).
Wine and sparkling water--and the occasional gourmet cheese--will be served.
Enrollment limit: 8 students
$390 for new students; $350 for returning students.
(Payment plans available to returning students)
Seth Fischer has been writing since he was five, when he hijacked his mom’s old Commodore 64 and began writing her an adventure novel called The Adventures of John Smith. More recently, he has worked as a contributor at The Rumpus and Buzzfeed, and his work has also appeared in Best Sex Writing, Pank, Guernica, and other journals and anthologies. His essay “Notes from a Unicorn” was selected as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013, and he was a Jentel Artist Residency fellow. He is also a professional editor of both novels and memoir. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, where he now teaches.