OSH 399 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course Description: This class includes a writing workshop, along with discussions of the basics of fiction and memoir: plot, character, setting, and other elements.  There are small amounts of reading from well-known masters of these genres as we seek inspiration from the best.  


Week 1

Setting: Discussion, writing prompts and examples of a powerful setting.

Week 2

Character: Discussion, writing prompts and examples of excellent character development.

Week 3

Plot discussion, writing prompts and examples of well-developed plots.

Week 4

More plot!

Week 5

Tone and Theme: Examples of well-used tone and themes are written about and discussed.

Week 6

Publications and review of all classes.

Required Text:Creative Writer’s Handbook (3RD Edition) by Jason and Lefcowitz. The text is available online as a used book for under $4.  Please Note:  The alternative current 5TH Edition, costs around $90 and differs little from the 3RD  Edition. 


Instructor: Ms. Jeannie DeQuine



This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
These courses and programs are available at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Membership is required. Our classes take place in Lau Founders Hall, 1550 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33146 unless otherwise noted below.

OLLI 2019-2020 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2019-2020 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2019 Ends: 7/31/2020