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Story is important, but without believable characters, the reader won’t be drawn in. This class will walk writers through proven techniques to create characters that breathe — characters that, when you do it right, actually write their own dialogue. This is a hands-on class, mixing lecture with writing exercises so that students can get near-immediate feedback and improve their abilities. The techniques are applicable to all forms of fiction.
Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.
If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.
If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.
If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.
Robert Ferrigno is a NY Times best-seller of crime thrillers, including The Horse Latitudes and Prayers for the Assassin. One of his short stories was included in Best Mystery Short Stories 2008, (Houghton-Miflin), and another was awarded the Silver Dagger, Best Mystery Short Story, by the Mystery Writers Association, Great Britain, 2010. He thinks good writing, regardless of genre, is clear, clean and packs an emotional punch. www.robertferrigno.com