INDIANA WRITERS CENTER CLASSES

John F. Allen also serves as a faculty member of The Indiana Writers Center, and teaches classes on writing throughout the calendar year.
Currently, the classes are held via Zoom, and because of the online nature of the classes, anyone from around the country can attend!

Below is a listing of his upcoming classes for 2021!

DISCOUNT BUNDLE: ELEMENTS OF FICTION

Course Information

  • Instructor: John F. Allen
  • Dates: 5 Thursdays: October 28, November 04, 11, 18, December 02, 2021
  • Location: Zoom
  • Your Membership Price: $247.00

This fall, IWC instructor John F. Allen is offering three different sections of the Elements of Fiction. You can register for these sessions individually or you can purchase as a bundle and save 10%. Be sure to login to your member account in order to view the correct discount. Here is the price breakdown for your reference:
Nonmember: $247; Writer/Reader Member & IPC Member: $158; Senior Member, Teacher Member, Student Member, Military/Veteran Member, Librarian Member: $139

*If you’re an IWC member, be sure to log in to see your membership price for this class*
Interested in becoming an IWC member? Join today!

BELOW ARE THE INDIVIDUAL ELEMENTS OF FICTION COURSES

Elements of Fiction: Plot, Structure, & Setting
Instructor: John F. Allen
Date: 
2 Thursdays: October 28; November 4, 2021
Time: 
6:30-8:30PM EST
Location: 
Zoom

This course will explore the basic elements of plot and structure, how they differ, how they relate and why they’re vital to good storytelling. We will also discuss how detailed description and setting are integral to plot, character development and world building. We will develop the use of sensory perception within description as it relates to setting. This class is for all levels of fiction writers whether you’re just starting out or needing a refresher.

Elements of Fiction: Character Development, Worldbuilding, Exposition, and Dialogue
Instructor: John F. Allen
Date: 
2 Thursdays: November 11, 18, 2021
Time: 
6:30-8:30PM EST
Location: 
Zoom

This course will explore various approaches and techniques to developing believable and engaging characters, set within a fictional world. The instructor will provide insight into worldbuilding and how a world can become a character on its own. This course will also provide insight into why dialogue and exposition are so important, what’s the difference, when to use them, where to use them and why. This class is for all levels of fiction writers whether you’re just starting out or needing a refresher.

Elements of Fiction: Emotions, Viewpoint, and Voice
Instructor: John F. Allen
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Time: 
6:30-9:30PM EST
Location: 
Zoom

This course will provide the writer with techniques to convey emotions in their work, the importance of viewpoint, why choosing the correct one is vitally important and a clear definition of voice and how to develop their own. This class is for all levels of fiction writers whether you’re just starting out or needing a refresher.

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