ONLINE CLASS: Who Says? Mastering Point of View in Fiction (2113) - SOLD OUT

Four Saturdays: February 27, March 6, 13, 20 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Price: 
$120.00 (10% off for members)

Who is telling the story to whom affects everything about a work of fiction, from the style and tone to the progression of its plot. This class will take a deep dive into the complexities of point of view, moving beyond third and first person to examine second person, childhood points of view, even animal points of view. We’ll look at examples from both classic and contemporary fiction, and participants will have an opportunity to have samples of their own fiction analyzed for point of view choices. 

Four Saturdays: February 27, March 6, 13, 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. Online Class. 

Reading Schedule:

February 27: Overview and first paragraphs (setting up point of view efficiently), read Ch. 1 & 2

March 6: Learning the difference between omniscient and third person limited, read Ch. 3 & 4

March 13: First person, read Ch. 5

March 20: No reading, analyzing paragraphs of students’ own work or their favorite writers

Required Text:

Who Says? Mastering Point of View in Fiction, Lisa Zeidner (9780393356113) (NOTE: Pre-order, will be available February 9, 2021)

Lisa Zeidner is the author of five novels, most recently Love Bomb, and two books of poems, one of which won the Brittingham Prize in poetry. She is also a screenwriter and the author of the craft book Who Says? Mastering Point of View in Fiction. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, Salon, and other publications. She teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Rutgers–Camden and lives in Cherry Hill, NJ.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780393356113
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 9th, 2021