The Craft of Writing Classes

The Craft of Writing classes provides participants the opportunity to further hone their writing voice through instructions and exercises on craft designed to strengthen the power of story within their work. Whether writing memoir, creative non-fiction, or fiction, participants will benefit from these focused classes. Poets also find our craft of writing classes instrumental in shaping their work. Both eight-week series are offered as a discount package or on a class-by-class basis. We offer two distinct series on an on-going basis:

Fall - Building Blocks of Story: Eight weeks of intensive study into the art of creating a story. The principles presented in these workshops are applicable to Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction. Throughout these classes, we examine various elements of story to help participants increase their knowledge and expertise in the basic construction of a written story. Each class is designed with hands-on exercises to help the writer sharpen an existing manuscript and in the creation of new material.

Spring - Reading Like a Writer: Want to write the great American novel? First, one must investigate the great American writers and their approaches to craft. In these classes, we study aspects of writing through critical reading of short pieces related to individual topics to attain that depth in one's own writing. Participants implement new techniques in their own work and use the art of critique to examine published authors and the participant's own work. Each session includes fastwrites, instruction, a longer writing time to apply new principles, and short readarounds to test new techniques.

The Craft of Writing Classes

Building Blocks Intensive: Constructing a Compelling Narrative (8-Class Bundle)

  • Date: 09-21-2018 to 11-16-2018
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $349.00
  • Open to: Anyone 18+ who has previously attended a WWf(a)C class. All genders welcome.

WWf(a)C presents eight weeks of intensive study into the art of creating a story. Many of the principles presented in these workshops are applicable to longer works and short story. Throughout these eight weeks, we will examine various elements of story to help participants increase their knowledge and expertise in the construction of a written story. Each workshop is designed with hands-on exercises to help the writer hone an existing manuscript and in the creation of new material.

Building Blocks Intensive: Week 1: Story and Backstory

  • Date: 09-21-2018
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: Anyone 18+ who has previously attended a WWf(a)C class. All genders welcome.

WWf(a)C presents eight weeks of intensive study into the art of creating a story. Many of the principles presented in these workshops are applicable to longer works and short story. Throughout these eight weeks, we will examine various elements of story to help participants increase their knowledge and expertise in the construction of a written story. Each workshop is designed with hands-on exercises to help the writer hone an existing manuscript and in the creation of new material.

Building Blocks Intensive: Week 2: Opening Pages: Don't Stop Now

  • Date: 09-28-2018
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: Anyone 18+ who has previously attended a WWf(a)C class. All genders welcome.

WWf(a)C presents eight weeks of intensive study into the art of creating a story. Many of the principles presented in these workshops are applicable to longer works and short story. Throughout these eight weeks, we will examine various elements of story to help participants increase their knowledge and expertise in the construction of a written story. Each workshop is designed with hands-on exercises to help the writer hone an existing manuscript and in the creation of new material.

Building Blocks Intensive: Week 3: Giving Purpose to Your characters

  • Date: 10-5-2018
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: Anyone 18+ who has previously attended a WWf(a)C class. All genders welcome.

WWf(a)C presents eight weeks of intensive study into the art of creating a story. Many of the principles presented in these workshops are applicable to longer works and short story. Throughout these eight weeks, we will examine various elements of story to help participants increase their knowledge and expertise in the construction of a written story. Each workshop is designed with hands-on exercises to help the writer hone an existing manuscript and in the creation of new material.

Building Blocks Intensive: Week 4: Moving Through Scene

  • Date: 10-12-2018
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: Anyone 18+ who has previously attended a WWf(a)C class. All genders welcome.

WWf(a)C presents eight weeks of intensive study into the art of creating a story. Many of the principles presented in these workshops are applicable to longer works and short story. Throughout these eight weeks, we will examine various elements of story to help participants increase their knowledge and expertise in the construction of a written story. Each workshop is designed with hands-on exercises to help the writer hone an existing manuscript and in the creation of new material.

Building Blocks Intensive: Week 5: Inner Action / Outer Action

  • Date: 10-19-2018
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: Anyone 18+ who has previously attended a WWf(a)C class. All genders welcome.

WWf(a)C presents eight weeks of intensive study into the art of creating a story. Many of the principles presented in these workshops are applicable to longer works and short story. Throughout these eight weeks, we will examine various elements of story to help participants increase their knowledge and expertise in the construction of a written story. Each workshop is designed with hands-on exercises to help the writer hone an existing manuscript and in the creation of new material.

Building Blocks Intensive: Week 6: Narrative Arc: The Shape of Story

  • Date: 10-26-2018
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: Anyone 18+ who has previously attended a WWf(a)C class. All genders welcome.

WWf(a)C presents eight weeks of intensive study into the art of creating a story. Many of the principles presented in these workshops are applicable to longer works and short story. Throughout these eight weeks, we will examine various elements of story to help participants increase their knowledge and expertise in the construction of a written story. Each workshop is designed with hands-on exercises to help the writer hone an existing manuscript and in the creation of new material.

Building Blocks Intensive: Week 7: Dialogue: Make It Real

  • Date: 11-9-2018
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: Anyone 18+ who has previously attended a WWf(a)C class. All genders welcome.

WWf(a)C presents eight weeks of intensive study into the art of creating a story. Many of the principles presented in these workshops are applicable to longer works and short story. Throughout these eight weeks, we will examine various elements of story to help participants increase their knowledge and expertise in the construction of a written story. Each workshop is designed with hands-on exercises to help the writer hone an existing manuscript and in the creation of new material.

Building Blocks Intensive: Week 8: Put It Together

  • Date: 11-16-2018
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: Anyone 18+ who has previously attended a WWf(a)C class. All genders welcome.

WWf(a)C presents eight weeks of intensive study into the art of creating a story. Many of the principles presented in these workshops are applicable to longer works and short story. Throughout these eight weeks, we will examine various elements of story to help participants increase their knowledge and expertise in the construction of a written story. Each workshop is designed with hands-on exercises to help the writer hone an existing manuscript and in the creation of new material.