...I hate to see this class end. I
canít tell you how much I appreciate being the recipient of your
knowledge and expertise. Thank you again.
Thanks so much for your time in taking
me through structure. It has been really useful for me. Now when I start
reading a book, I mark off the middle page and see how close to the
middle the midpoint of the plot occurs. I have been surprised by
the number of times it is so close to the exact page.
Victoria, I wanted you to know that my
fantasy novelette "Suck of Clay, Whir of Wheel" that I began in your
class last fall has found a home. It will be in the twenty-third issue
of "Challenging Destiny" which is a magazine sold though Fictionwise.
Needless to say I am thrilled. Thank you for the part you played in my
first fiction publication,
Thank you for a wonderful class! I
learned a ton and am more comfortable with the research I need to do and
how to go about it. The exercises made me think about some of the
smaller details that I probably would have missed on my own. And thanks
for the validation and encouragement on my novel. This class was the
motivation I needed to break out of my procrastination streak and get
back to work on it!
Words, Sentences, Scenes
Internationally published author Victoria Grossack gives you insight into your writing, by teaching you how to focus on the different levels of structure that impact your fiction - from the words that make up your sentences and paragraphs, to the scenes and chapters and even the structure of your book.
Includes at least one critique by facilitator of your five-page scene
Week 1: Overview, Words and Phrases
We begin the workshop with an analysis of the building blocks of literature.
Week 2: Sentences, Paragraphs, Scenes (1)
In this week we tackle another level of structure, and begin to see interaction between the different levels.
Week 3: Scenes (2), Chapters
This week we discuss the structural aspect of scenes and chapters.
Week 4: Books, Series, Other Literature
This week we expand our horizons to consider the full work of fiction, series, and how other works can influence our own.
About the Facilitator: "This well-written book, about an intelligent, observant and questioning woman to whom big events happen, is riveting." That's what the Associated Press says about Grossack & Underwood's book, Iokaste: The Novel of the Mother-Wife of Oedipus, which was published in English in 2004 and was translated into Greek in 2006. Victoria Grossack is also a regular columnist for Fiction Fix, has published articles and short stories for various magazines. She is creating a set of novels placed in Bronze Age Greece with her frequent collaborator, Alice Underwood. Visit www.tapestryofbronze.com, and read about Iokaste and other works in progress.
Select the payment service you want to use.
Scheduled Sessions for 2012:
Payment Services via Paypal:
IMPORTANT! Your receipt and information will come to the e-mail address associated with your PayPal account. If you do not check this account, you will not receive your receipt or workshop invitation!
Books recommended on this page are not required reading for participation in the course.
The Shelters of Stone
War and Remembrance