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Wylene Wisby Dunbar

The Hidden Truth of Fiction


Monday - Friday
9:00-11:30 AM
El Monte

There is as much, if not more, truth in good fiction than any other written text. The more there is, the better the work and it’s not about the research. This seminar uses discussion, critique and exercises to help you learn how to find the truth beneath the surface in your own writing.

Message to Students

My advice for writers who have never attended SBWC is to relax and enjoy everything. You don’t actually have to take anyone’s advice or, for that matter, accept their criticism but do try to make the input useful to you


Wylene Wisby Dunbar is the author of Margaret Cape (winner of MIAL Best Fiction award)  and My Life with Corpses. She has a third novel in progress. Dunbar has been a professor of both philosophy and of law (jurisprudence). She has also practiced as a civil trial lawyer and served as the CEO of an advanced physics research and development company. In addition to her novels, Dunbar’s publications include essays and articles in several of these fields, including law, physics and writing.

Writing Tip I Live By

Show up. Every day.