Telling stories has been a part of the human experience for as long as people have existed. But transforming stories into written works can be a daunting process. Using a blend of literary inspirations, generative writing exercises and in-depth discussions, novelist Cassandra Rose Clarke examines the basics of good fiction and offers insight into both the revision and publication processes. From developing characters and plot to structuring a story, this course guides you through the steps of crafting fiction. The workshop culminates with an opportunity to have your work critiqued. All fiction genres are welcome, from literary to mystery and speculative. This course is suitable for beginning and intermediate fiction writers.


  • Developing characters
  • Developing setting
  • Developing a plot
  • Story structure
  • The revision process
  • Submitting your work
  • Critiques

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Section Title
The Craft of Fiction Writing
Online, fixed date
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Mar 01, 2021 to Apr 12, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online
Delivery Options
Synchronous Learning  
Course Fee(s)
* $340.00
Section Notes

Limited Enrollment.  This class will be held in an online, synchronous format.  Access information will be sent prior to the course start date. This class will not be recorded..

Refund Policy
A 10 percent processing fee will be subtracted from all refunds. Due to the high demand for courses, registrations are considered final as of 10 days prior to the class start date. No refunds will be issued after these dates and credits will not be given for future classes. No refunds will be granted for participants who miss a portion of a program. Refund requests before the deadline must be made in writing to gscs@rice.edu.