Literary Liaisons

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UW Literary Fiction II

Scott Driscol’s Fiction Writing class at the UW starts in October, so hurry and sign up.

UW Literary Fiction II Fall Intro class:scott lit class

Story Structure

Reg #149722 Course: WRI FIC 204 A

Course Description: The fall class will focus on story structure: story premise, story design, and the five-focus plot structure. Early in the course we’ll consider the shift from real-life events to structured dramatic story. We’ll next examine non-linear forms of story telling that might employ an ironic narrator or an organizing principle based on something other than causally connected events. In the second half of fall quarter, we’ll look at the conventionally plotted linear story arc and consider standard deviations. Each week, we’ll do short in-class exercises aimed at exploring story design.

CLASS STARTS: Oct. 6 and goes to Dec. 15, meets Tuesday evenings 6;30-9 PM (no class Tues Nov. 11 due to Veteran’s Day).


Writing for Story by Jon Franklin; The Boys In The Boat, by by Daniel James Brown; The Writer’s Portable Mentor by Priscilla Long; Narrative Design by Madison Smartt Bell; Best American Short Stories 2014, edited by Jennifer Egan; and The Ocean at the End of the Lane , a novel, by Neil Gaiman.For more info: or 206-685-8936 or to register go




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