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For the past ten years Francesca Lia Block has been sharing a quarter century of knowledge--about the writing and publishing of adult, young adult and middle grade fiction, short stories, poetry and non-fiction--with her many students.  In classes at Redlands University, UCLA Extension, Antioch University, online and at a private Culver City location, Francesca breaks down the basics of plot, character, setting, style and theme so that anyone with the heart, drive, and commitment can write their own best piece. Using a carefully developed system of twelve basic, interrelated questions, Francesca helps her students structure their story. More importantly, she makes strong personal connections with each individual to aid in the discovery of their book's deep emotional truth.

Francesca Lia Block