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11/27 Using Setting: The Delicious Tool to Connect Readers with Your Story

Date: Sunday, November 27, 2016 Time: 10am to 1pm Number of sessions: 1 day only Members: $45 Nonmembers: $54 Location: The Ink Spot, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92106

Special guest: David Crow, author His Soul Never Left San Quinten: This Son’s Story

(Sandra Jonas Publishing, March, 2017)

SETTING is so much more than time and place. Find out how setting can be a powerful tool writers can use to elevate their stories to a visceral experience for their readers. Whether you’re writing fiction, a memoir, or narrative nonfiction, join us to discover how you can elevate your stories to populating your readers’ dreams.

In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • The multiple, sometimes surprising, facets of setting,
  • Techniques used by famous authors through analyzing examples of their work,
  • Practical tools for HOW to “show” rather than “tell,” which can’t be used effectively without a clear understanding of the various roles setting can potentially play in a story

The best part: you’ll get to practice using those tools, share (if you like), and get feedback from the instructor as well as other students to hone your new skills.

You’ll go home with:

  • A practical, concise setting check-list to place near your computer
  • Skills to immediately incorporate into your work

Come join us for a fun, informative afternoon to take your writing to a whole new level.


Trish WilkinsonTrish Wilkinson is a writing coach, freelance editor, novelist, author of blog Tenacity to Triumph: The Bad Ass Code, and co-author for Brain Stages: The Ultimate Guide for Teachers and Parents to Optimize Learning from Birth to Age 20 (Sandra Jonas Publishing, August, 2017). A credentialed, mentor teacher of 23 years, Trish has helped numerous writers find their voices and move on to publication ( ).


David Crow, founder of DCLRS, a bipartisan government relations firm, and author of His Soul Never Left San Quinten, This Son’s Story (Sandra Jonas Publishing, March, 2017), brings his charisma as a seasoned public speaker to share his experience writing an enthralling memoir, along with tools to help you bring your personal story to its fullest potential.