Fiction Shop FAQs
What skill level is required for Fiction Shop?
Any writer with solid language abilities and/or
basic narrative skills will benefit and progress.
We've had both beginners and veterans.
What materials will be required?
Just pen and paper. Unless you can't do without it,
give your laptop a vacation.
How large are the classes?
Classes are limited to eight students
Will there be writing exercises?
For most classes, there's a brief
assignment that's due for the next class.
What about my work in progress?
Because time is limited, there will be no
extended read-and-critique sessions.
Students may use excerpts from
works in progress for assignments
and receive critiques that way.
However, there is no requirement for any
student have a book or story in the works.
What if I miss a class?
It happens. Students are welcome to contact
the instructor to work out a make-up
session prior to the next class.
Does Fiction Shop benefit non-fiction writers?
Fiction Shop works for all kinds of writers.
The elements of the course - including
creating settings, revealing characters,
working with dialogue and the narrative arc -
are extremely important in writing
non-fiction books and memoirs, too.
It's simple: the best non-fiction
writers are great storytellers, too.
Can I ask a former student about Fiction Shop?
Yes. Names and contact information
are available on request.
Email David Fulmer