The course will be conducted as an online workshop, during which each student’s writing will be read and analyzed, not just by the instructor, but by the entire class. We will break storytelling down to its various parts, which we will then reassemble to create a compelling whole. The importance of crisis and conflict will be explored, as will narrative techniques such as voice, backstory, foreshadowing, flashback, imagery and figures of speech. There will be a special emphasis on re-writing, an essential but often neglected part of the process. By course’s end, the new writer will have what it takes to start working.