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Writers Workshops

FICTION: HOW A STORY THINKS 2017-203

Course #2017-203
Mondays Starting June 5 10:00 am–1:00 pm running 8 weeks skipping July 17
Cost: $325 Instructor: Randi Faust

Where

Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Point of View: How a Story Thinks

Whether you are just beginning to think about a story you want to write or are in the middle of a project, experimenting with point of view can be productive, help jump-start your writing, and help you to better understand the central truths in a narrative.

Even when a piece of fiction employs an omniscient narrator, someone is still telling that story, making choices, directing the reader’s attention. How do you choose point of view? For some writers, determining the most fitting point of view for a story might be an instinctive decision. Others allow the narrative strategy of each piece to help them choose. In this course, we will define and explore some of the many ways one can deploy point of view. In-class writing prompts and exercises and lively discussion of selected readings will help us in the process.

Your writing will be the primary focus of our weekly workshops, which will offer a comfortable and creative setting for writers of all levels of experience to share their work. The class will focus on providing participants with constructive feedback on the story as a whole, as well as on the uses and effects of different narrative strategies and points of view. Our ultimate goal is to enhance you toolkit as a fiction writer.

About the instructor

RANDI FAUST holds an MFA from the UH Creative Writing Program, where she was awarded an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellowship. Her short stories have been published in American Letters & Commentary, Hampton Shorts, and The Iowa Review. Her story Displacement was chosen as the winner of the 2007 Iowa Review Fiction Contest. Randi is the former President of Advisory Board for Glass Mountain Magazine, the undergraduate literary journal at the University of Houston.

By registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop you are agreeing to Inprint’s registration policies. Remember to sign up for the waiting list if the workshop you would like to take is full. To see the full Summer 2017 workshop schedule click here.