What concepts are taught at fiction writing workshops?

  1. Dialogue
  2. Creating memorable characters
  3. How to create heroes, heroines and villains that interact properly in your story
  4. Character arcs
  5. Flow
  6. Story-boarding (This isn’t taught in all, maybe not even in most, but if you’re looking for a class, find one that teaches story-boarding. You won’t regret it.)
  7. How to create tension
  8. Plotting
  9. Outlining
  10. Creating a synopsis
  11. Story arc
  12. Description
  13. Cliff-hangers
  14. Point of view
  15. How to include necessary information without boring your reader
  16. The hero’s journey
  17. Many specialize in a particular genre, such a romance, mystery, science fiction, adventure, and so on.

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