Examine the foundation of your story, shore up the framework of your plot, plumb the emotions and backstories of your characters, sharpen dialogue and point of view, and refine your language and theme in this self-guided class on the revision process.
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Spend four weeks exploring the wondrous and fun-filled world of genre fiction with award-winning author and One Story Contributing Editor Manuel Gonzales.
Thursdays, March 7-28
Hone your craft in 2024 with six lectures from One Story authors on the craft of fiction. Featuring live Zoom lectures from Fatima Kola, Michael Kardos, Anya Johanna DeNiro, Jackie Thomas-Kennedy, Gina Chung, and Alice McDermott. The first lecture is on February 17.
Using twelve craft questions that have helped hundreds of writers and readers dive deeper into literature, this three-week class will provide a close analysis of Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.
Mondays, April 1-15
In this six-week workshop with One Story author Rita Chang-Eppig (Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea), each participant will workshop a short story or novel excerpt. Designed for writers without significant workshop experience.
Tuesdays, April 16-May 21
Join us for five days of reading, writing, and learning about fiction this summer. Applications are now open for our writers’ conference, which will take place in-person at Poets House in Manhattan July 29-August 2.
Applications due March 20
"I can't tell you how much I love One Story's classes! What I love is that they are very focused craft classes that allow me to do a deep dive into a subject, such as setting or story structure. They are professionally done and packed with valuable content. I look forward to each new offering."