Class: Two Truths and a Lie: Unreliable Narrators

Instructor: Evan J. Peterson

Next class date: Saturday, August 7, 2021 1:00-3:00 PM Pacific Time.

From Victor Frankenstein to Southern Gothic classics, literature and pop culture love a shifty narrator. This workshop explores the power of an unreliable first-person perspective. The most effective unreliable narrators are well thought-out characters, and their skewed narration is inseparable from their nature, demeanor, and back story. Is your narrator a liar? Perhaps they have an illness that impacts their perception of reality. Maybe they’re a child with an active imagination. Maybe they’re just stoned. Students will leave the workshop with a character profile and the start of a new story.


Classes are taught online and require a reliable Internet connection, although in the past participants have logged on from coffee shops, cafes, and even an airplane; a webcam is suggested but not required.

Cost is $99 ($79 for Patreon supporters and former students, which includes classes/workshops with me in other venues, such as conference or convention workshops and mentoring sessions).

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You will be invoiced when the class slot is reserved.

Free scholarships: If you cannot afford a class but really want to take one, apply for a Plunkett Scholarship. Each class has three slots reserved for such students, and the sole criteria is only that you can’t currently afford the class. To apply for a Plunkett, which covers the entire cost, mail me and tell me why you want to take the class in 100 words or less. QUILTBAG and PoC candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The Plunkett Scholarships are named for Edward Plunkett, who wrote as Lord Dunsany. Scholarships are given out on a rolling basis; I suggest getting them in sooner rather than later. You may apply for multiple classes.

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