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Online writing courses through the Elizabeth Ayres Center for Creative Writing are conducted in affordable five-week sessions and are offered year-round, with summer and holiday breaks. In the virtual classroom of Fiction Writing, learn the tools of the trade to make every word count, from anywhere in the world.


We all have a story inside of us.

Fiction writers need to tell compelling stories that rivet a reader’s attention from beginning to end. But spell-binding stories don’t just happen, they’re the result of craftsmanship and the knowledge of specific skills.

Those skills can be yours in this online fiction writing class led by an award-winning novelist whose first book was published in 8 countries and whose second book is being made into a television miniseries. It’s a fresh approach that works beautifully for short or long fiction, for writing new material or honing something already on the page. In five short weeks you’ll learn how to:

  • craft a doozie of a first sentence;
  • create believable, memorable characters;
  • construct vivid scenes that move plot forward;
  • tap into multiple forms of conflict to solidify your ‘plot pyramid’;
  • write sparkling dialogue.

Do your imagination a favor and provide it with sparkling new tools of the fiction writer’s trade. Taught by Jennifer Steil.




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