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1323 6th Ave N.
Nashville, TN, 37208

The Skillery is a Nashville coworking space with resources and programming for freelancers, entrepreneurs, small teams and independent professionals, all aimed at making work meaningful, satisfying and unabashedly fun.

Story Basics: A Crash Course in Fiction Writing

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Story Basics: A Crash Course in Fiction Writing

  • The Skillery 1323 6th Ave N Nashville, TN, 37208 United States (map)

This three-hour class is designed for people new to fiction writing. Perhaps you are a reader who would like to try your hand at being on the other side of the equation. Maybe you have a story in your head and need a jumpstart to get it down on paper.  Or perhaps you’re just one of those people who likes to dabble in new endeavors. In this workshop, we’ll consider the basic ingredients of fiction—characters, plot, setting, and dialogue, and we’ll experiment by putting the ingredients to work with fun writing prompts and exercises.

Key Takeaways:
Workshops at the Porch are rigorous yet welcoming, encouraging creative expression while sharpening your understanding of craft. Led by instructors with extensive teaching experience, each class focuses on a particular genre, approach, or use of writing, and allows participants to learn from one another in a supportive, friendly atmosphere.

Who's it For:
Writers who are new to fiction writing.

When does this class meet?
This class meets on Saturday, June 20th from 2-5pm.

About the Teacher:
Katie has over fifteen years experience as a teacher of literature and creative writing. Since leaving the traditional classroom, she has worked as the Master Teacher in Residence at The Island School in the Bahamas, as an outdoor educator, as a freelance writer, a tutor, a “Think and Drink” coordinator, and a proud bookseller at Nashville’s fabulous Parnassus Books. Additionally, she has coordinated writing workshops, ranging from the annual one-day Nashville Young Writers Workshop to the week-long Sense of Place Workshop with Richard Bausch at Cape Eleuthera, Bahamas. In March, she will be a guest teacher of Fiction Writing at the Ah Haa School of Arts in Telluride, Colorado. She is delighted to be on board with The Porch, through which she hopes to give a little something back to her beloved hometown.

Questions about this class? Contact Ryne at

Registration is $45, here.


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