04/25 – 05/09: Foundations of Fiction Writing

Instructor: John F. Allen
Dates: 3 Thursdays: April 25; May 2, 9
Location: Zoom
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm EST
Cost: Nonmember: $250; Writer/Reader Members & IPC Members: $169; Senior, Teacher, Student, Military/Veteran, Librarian: $151
*The cost of this class includes at $25 manuscript fee that is directly remitted to the instructor
**if you are unable to make it live, there will  be a recording of the class available.

These classes are designed to breakdown and identify the Foundations of Fiction so that they can be used to strengthen your writing of a story. The Foundations of Fiction may be applied to ALL genres of fiction as well as screenwriting, and comic book writing. This course will also cover why an understanding of the Foundations of Fiction is instrumental to good writing at any stage of the writer’s journey.

After completion of ALL three classes in this course, the attendees should have enough material to create or have created a rough draft of a short story. The rough draft can then be developed into a polished first draft. The instructor will be available for manuscript reviews.

Course Instructor: John F. Allen

John F. Allen is an American writer born in Indianapolis, IN. He is a founding member of the Speculative Fiction Guild and a member of the Indiana Writers Center. John began writing stories as early as the second grade and pursued various forms of writing at some point, throughout his career. He studied Liberal Arts at IUPUI with a focus in Creative Writing, received an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force and is a current member of the American Legion. John’s debut novel, The God Killers, was published in 2013 by Seventh Star Press, and he has since had numerous novellas and short stories published by various publishers. He is currently working on multiple novel, novella and short story projects, as well as a book of poetry. John is also a freelance copywriter. John currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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