Students at this level have a solid grounding in the tenets and technical terms that are the building blocks of The Writers Studio approach. Using weekly exercises from the Writers Studio Craft Class focus turns to enriching the work by creating an individual voice and tapping into an underlying emotion. This class asks students to recognize the specific qualities that make a narrative or poem engaging and entertaining to the reader. Students work toward sustaining a narrative voice that will propel them to the end of a story, and they study what the benefits and pitfalls of the narrator might be, and how to deepen a mood and develop their characters. In the third term of Level 3, students enroll in the Craft Class as well as the workshop.

Open only to students who have completed Level 2 and upon recommendation of the teacher.

You can take this class using any device that connects to the Internet, though students find computers and tablets more comfortable than phones. Technical support is available throughout the course. Class size is limited to 12 students.

This eight-week class features a weekly, one-hour long typed chat.

Instructor

Writers Studio Teacher

Lorraine Babb

Lorraine Babb (L. L. Babb) has been a teacher at the Writers Studio since 2008. Her fiction has appeared in Cleaver, Goldman Review, Green Hills Literary Lantern, The MacGuffin, Signal Mountain Review, West Marin Review, and elsewhere. She received a special mention for her short story "Where Have You Been All Your Life?" in the 2022 Pushcart anthology. She is currently working on finishing a novel and a collection of short stories.

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