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Fiction Class January 2022

  Climb Into Their Skin “ You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it .” To Kill a Mockingbird   As writers, we spent much of our time in our character’s skin and the world in which they walk, and our goal is to bring our eager readers along with us on this journey.    What is it that makes  you  keep turning the page when you pick up a book? Is it fascinating and complex characters, evocative language,  a strong voice, a  vivid setting  or tantalizing plot? Our  aim  as writers is to tell a story that seamlessly elevates all these elements . W e want our reader s  to immerse themselves in our story, but also , perhaps,  to stop and ponder what deeper meanings may be revealed upon a closer reading, what extra layers may be unveiled between the lines.    In this class ,  we will work on how to make all these elements shine  in our writing . We’ll examine outside readings by authors who employ