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Structuring Your Story: Shaping Fiction with Julia Phillips — Sold Out

$395

6 Sessions

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Once a week Thursdays, 7:30 pm EST - 9:30 pm EST October 28 to December 9, 2021

Online via Zoom

This workshop has reached its capacity. Please click here to join the waitlist.


This workshop focuses on structuring a novel or short story around a propulsive plot that is truly satisfying for the reader. In advance of each meeting, participants will read a short lesson on craft along with each other’s submitted work. During class discussions, participants will focus on identifying techniques for understanding, developing, and deepening their writing, including distilling plot down to its essential conflict and outlining a story in order to strengthen its internal logic.

The course is an opportunity to learn about shape and structure, not only of the particular narratives discussed in class but of fictional narratives in general. It is open to writers working in any genre, at all experience levels, and at any stage of a writing project. The goal for this workshop is for participants to gain clarity on their own story and storytelling as a whole.

Please Note: There will be no meeting on Thursday, November 25th.

All Levels
Capacity: 12

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  • Julia-Phillips-(photo-by-Nina-Subin)

    Julia Phillips

    Julia Phillips

    Julia Phillips is the debut author of the internationally bestselling novel Disappearing Earth, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. A Fulbright fellow, Julia has written for the New York Times, ​the Atlantic, and the Paris Review. She teaches at the Randolph College MFA program.

    Photo Credit: Nina Subin