Fiction Writing: Tools of the Trade

An online writing class for any level of experience

Next PART ONE class starts Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020

Fiction writers need to tell compelling stories that rivet a reader’s attention from beginning to end. But spell-binding stories 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 8 countries and whose second book is being made into a television miniseries. It’s a fresh approach that works beautifully for short or long fiction, for writing new material or honing something already on the page. In five short weeks you’ll learn how 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. Enrollment is limited, so register today.

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

Books by Jennifer Steil

cover of the novel "the ambassador's wife" by jennifer steilcover of the novel "the woman who fell from the sky" by jennifer steil


Instructor Jennifer Steil

Class Schedule

The next PART ONE Fiction Writing: Tools of the Trade online writing course begins Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, and costs $289.

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Your Instructor

Jennifer Steil’s unique background as a writer coupled with her passionate desire to empower aspiring writers have led to the creation of this very special online fiction writing class. Jennifer believes everyone has a fascinating story, all that’s needed to tell it is the right skill set.

Jennifer’s debut novel, The Ambassador’s Wife, won the 2013 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition Best Novel award and has been critically acclaimed by Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and The New York Times Book Review. It’s now being made into a television miniseries starring Anne Hathaway. Jennifer’s first book, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky, is a memoir about her tenure as editor of the Yemen Observer newspaper in Sana’a. The book won accolades in The New York Time and Newsweek.

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