Ten-Week Course with Rich Marcello
Wednesdays, September 13 – November 15, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 p.m., The Parlor, The First Church, Lancaster
This three-hour, introductory class will be divided into two sections. In the first half, we’ll explore different aspects of the craft of fiction, as detailed below. In the second half, we’ll focus on scenes written by the students and provide positive, constructive feedback on how each author might develop his or her work.
Week One: “The Anatomy of a Scene”
Week Two: “The Fictive Dream”
Week Three: Point of View, Voice, and Time
Week Four: Plot, Tension, and Raising the Stakes
Week Five: Characters
Week Six: The First and Last Chapter
Week Seven: Dialogue versus Narrative Summary
Week Eight: How to Build a World
Week Nine: Common Issues
Week Ten: Putting It All Together
Prerequisites: This class is designed for active, beginning writers who want to hone their craft. Each student must submit a sample of his or her writing, preferably a scene, no more than 10, double-spaced pages by September 1, 2017, and be prepared to write, share work and provide feedback for fellow participants. Ten-week course fee: $150.00. Register at sevenbridge.org or contact us with questions at 7bridgewriterscollaborative@gmailcom. Deadline to register: September 1, 2017.
Rich Marcello Rich Marcello is a poet, songwriter, musician, and writer. He is author of three novels, The Color of Home, The Big Wide Calm, and the recently released The Beauty of the Fall, all published by Langdon Street Press. Previously, he enjoyed a career as a technology executive, managing several multi-billion dollar businesses for Fortune 500 companies. Faulkner Award winner Mark Spencer praised Rich’s latest novel, noting that “Few novels are as intelligent and relevant as The Beauty of the Fall. Almost none is as eloquent, compelling, heartbreaking, and ultimately, uplifting.” Marcello has partnered with the Writers’ Collaborative since 2015.