Oct 11th 2016

How Writers Write Fiction 2016: Storied Women (NovoEd)

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On October 11, 2016, the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa will open a the new fiction writing course How Writers Write Fiction 2016: Storied Women. Centered on female authorial voices and female literary characters, this online course will be offered completely free to all participants and will welcome writers of all genders.

How Writers Write Fiction 2015 will be taught in English as follows: each week, instructors Merrill and How Writers Write Fiction 2016: Storied Women will bring together beginning and experienced writers for the study and practice of writing fiction. Class videos, readings, and writing assignments will invite new writers to experiment with the creation of fictional characters, scenes, and stories. Advanced writers will be challenged to examine their convictions and to refine and expand their craft. Centering on character - the characters created by women writers and the female characters created by all writers - this MOOC will lead participants through a progressive study of how authors from around the world approach each aspect of writing fiction.

The contributing authors, who will share their craft principles and advice with you during the class videos, hail from Indonesia, Israel, Mauritius, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, and the United States. Each offers a unique perspective on the writing process. We are honored to present their voices here.

The teaching team, who will work directly with you online regarding the class videos, readings, and writing assignments, are alumni of the Iowa Writers' Workshop with substantial publication records and exceptional teaching expertise. They will log into the course website at different times of day and night so that you will be able to interact with them from any time zone in the world.

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