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Point of view, the perspective from which a novel or short story is written, is one of the most difficult elements of fiction to master. In this class we’ll discuss five forms of point of view, how they work, and how each affects the reader differently. We’ll take a brief look at the works of writers who’ve used POV well and get some practice by completing several five-minute writing exercises.
Bring a laptop or notebook to take notes and use for exercises. We’ll meet for one, three-hour session and cover the basics. This class is for beginning and intermediate writers. There will be cookies!
Instuctor: Martha Salinas holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and writes personal essays and young adult fiction about gritty, real-life issues. She enjoys creating characters braver than she dares to be. Martha worked as the children’s and young adult editor for the literary magazine, Soundings Review, and she now works part-time as a freelance editor. She loves to teach writing classes as often as she can. A native Texan, she lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.