Basics of Writing Fiction


August 19, 2014 - August 28, 2014
Tuesdays, and Thursdays
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC)

399 Biotechnology Lane
Kannapolis, 28081

Contact – 704-216-7222

Building – NCRC

Room – 300


Event Type – Course

Basics of Writing Fiction *NEW*

Writing fiction can be frustrating (and immensely rewarding).  First you have to figure out the story you want to tell, then you have to figure out how to get it out of your imagination and into the words that will make a reader see it and feel it the way you do. There are techniques that can help.  During this course, you’ll learn brainstorming exercises to develop a story idea, strategies for plotting and character development, and techniques for bringing scenes to life. In each class you’ll have the chance to practice your skills with writing prompts and story starters.

  • The registration fee is $49.
  • Instructor is Melinda Metz.
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  • *Class start date delayed from August 12.*

Melinda Metz is the author of over fifty books for teen and middle-grade readers. She was on the writing staff for the TV shows Roswell (based on her young adult book series Roswell High) and 1-800-Missing. Before become a freelance writer, Melinda spent ten years as an editor, working on all kinds of fiction, for both children and adults.

Writing Fiction