Fiction with a Purpose


Are you writing issue-driven fiction? If so, you ought to be aware of the pitfalls and strengths, and how to get your message across without alienating your readers.

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Hi there! I’m Roseanna M White, author and teacher. I’m excited to share my new class, “Fiction with a Purpose,” specifically designed for writers who are passionate about making a difference. Particularly if you’re a beginner writer, this course will help you tap into your passions, explore conflicts, and create authentic stories with meaningful issues at their core. Throughout this course, you’ll learn to craft impactful climaxes and resolutions, create engaging and empathetic characters, and how to avoid marginalizing opposite points of view. By the end, you’ll not only know how to pitch your issue-driven fiction to publishers, but you’ll also be armed with a toolkit to write stories that can change hearts, the culture, and even the world!

Are you a writer, particularly a beginner, yearning to give your stories depth, to explore real issues that matter, and to make a genuine impact with your words? This is the class for you!

Some of you might worry that focusing on issues in your fiction may make your work feel preachy or heavy-handed. This class will guide you through overcoming these challenges by teaching you how to explore conflict authentically, asking the question, “What drives us to feel deeply about certain things?” You’ll learn how to avoid fake conflicts and ensure your characters face genuine dilemmas, pushing your narrative into territories that resonate with readers.

But wait! What if you’re unsure about escalating conflict and increasing tension in your narrative? Don’t fret! We’ll dig into the art of upping the stakes and keeping your readers on the edge of their seats, no matter what genre or style you’re writing in. We’ll learn how to catch readers off-guard, keeping them hooked and eager to turn the page.

A common concern that some of you may have is how to craft a satisfying climax and resolution that drives home your narrative’s core issue. It’s natural to worry about this, but I’ll help you navigate these tricky waters. We’ll delve into how to ensure your climax and resolution are naturally compelling, impactful, and lead your readers to a newfound understanding of your issue at hand.

Perhaps the thought of creating empathetic, realistic characters is daunting. I’m here to reassure you that this class will provide you with the tools to breathe life into your characters, making their doubts, uncertainties, questions, and decisions realistic, empathetic, and captivating.

You might be apprehensive about dealing with the opposite point of view, fearing it might come across as marginalizing or oversimplifying. I’ll teach you to embrace different perspectives as valid, even as you lead your readers gently towards what you believe to be the better way.

Finally, you may wonder how to pitch your issue-driven fiction to a traditional publisher. You’ll learn how to craft an engaging pitch that emphasizes your story, with your issue subtly woven in. This class will equip you with the knowledge and skills to ensure your work is both compelling and marketable.

In “Fiction with a Purpose,” we’re not just crafting stories, we’re creating powerful narratives that have the potential to shift perspectives, touch hearts, and even change the world. So why wait? Step into the world of purpose-driven fiction and learn to wield your pen like never before. It’s a journey you won’t regret embarking on.


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