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"The readings were excellent examples of each craft element. I saw books I'd read before in new ways, and was introduced to new writers I'd never heard of. The lectures were in-depth and worthy of saving for deeper understanding down the line. Excellent class."
- Karen Aschenbach
"Through the course, I have become more aware as a reader. I can still enjoy a good story, yet my attention is now more focused on exactly what is making something work."
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"This course reinforced all the skills from Fiction I and II in a very concrete way."
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Reading Fiction Online
To excel at writing fiction one must do two things in abundance: write and read.  Painters typically learn their craft by studying the work of masters, and most accomplished writers do the same. Who better to show you the ropes of great fiction writing than such teachers as Anton Chekhov, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Jhumpa Lahiri? Who better to inspire you to new heights?

In this course, you will learn the craft of writing by studying works of great fiction. Each week focuses on an aspect of fiction craft in relation to a story, or stories, read by the class. Like works of fine art, these stories are analyzed from every angle in a way that is instructive, inspiring, and entertaining.

Students will read a mix of short stories, novellas, and novels--classic and contemporary. The reading list varies each term, allowing students to take the course repeatedly.

If you seek to excel at fiction, let those who have been there show the way.

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Reading Fiction | 6-week Workshop
  • Reading and analyzing great works of fiction
  • Lectures on the craft of fiction
  • Writing exercises
Reading Fiction is for anyone who wants to study the craft of fiction, and it’s a perfect companion to a Fiction or Novel Writing class. Though the class is designed for writers, the curious reader is also welcome.

Online Classes  
Tuition: $299. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 20 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts New Lecture Location Time Special Enroll
Oct 22 Wednesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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  Course Includes:
Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline

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