What’s it like to take creative writing from June Gillam?

Guest Blog by a student in Delta College’s English 49B, Creative Writing Fiction, Fall 2015. In June Gillam’s class I learned tools I am certain will help me in the future. Her method of teaching involves a lot of group work and constructive criticism from one’s...

How can writers create plots and choose point of view?

Interdependent with Character, Plots are, of course, a story’s events and actions, including dialog. Henry James noted, “What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?” Point of view (POV)...

How might writers approach plotlines?

Plotlines are the skeletons, the structures, the blueprints for stories. The terms “plotlines, plots, and storylines” are often used interchangeably. There are supposedly only a few basic plotlines, upon which writers create an endless collection of variations by...