Purpose: To provide writers of literary fiction stories with instruction and critiques to improve writing and storytelling skills.
What to expect: You can work at your own pace. There are assignments designed to introduce you to common problems in writing literary fiction–and to stimulate you to create scenes and stories.
Comments: All comments are by William H. Coles, award-wining author of novels and short stories, extensive experience in more than eighty academic workshops, and educator with thirty-five years experience as professor in post graduate school, and international lecturer on literature, Georgian antiques, jazz, and surgery.
Cost: The workshop is FREE.
How it works: You will have six assignments to complete and submit (1500-2500 words), one every two weeks. (The course is for 12 weeks.) Each assignment will be individually tailored to your needs for improvement. The first assignment is to create a story from suggested story outlines. You submit work online for comments and will be able to ask questions on the comments and receive responses. You will be asked to meet deadlines. You will have your own login to the site; there is no public access to your work.
Cost: There is a registration fee of $50.00. There is a $15.00 fee for each writing assignment, payable on submission of the assignment, for a total of $140.00. You can stop the course at anytime without obligation to pay for assignments not completed, however there is no refund of fees and registration already paid.