Fiction Writing Tools of the Trade

Spell-binding stories that capture a reader's attention from beginning to end don’t just happen. They’re the result of craftsmanship and the knowledge of specific skills.


Those skills can be yours in this online fiction writing class led by an award-winning novelist whose first book was published in eight countries and whose second book is being made into a television miniseries. Fiction Writing: Tools of the Trade is a fresh approach that works beautifully for short or long fiction, for writing new material or honing something already on the page. 

Learn to

  • craft a doozie of a first sentence;
  • create believable, memorable characters;
  • construct vivid scenes that move plot forward;
  • tap into multiple forms of conflict to solidify your ‘plot pyramid’;
  • write sparkling dialogue.

Do your imagination a favor and provide it with sparkling new tools of the fiction writer’s trade.

This class was so exciting! Fun assignments challenged my imagination, and Jennifer’s feedback helped me cultivate both skills and style. I’m definitely a better writer now. – Angela Hughes

This course is exactly what I needed to take my fiction writing to the next level: thoughtful explanation of the tools serious writers use to make their work exceptional; engaging reading assignments that show each idea in practice; and challenging writing exercises that helped me get the most out of my writing time. Jennifer’s instruction and thoughtful feedback has been invaluable. – Kelley Vick

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