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Annual Prose and Poetry in the Park Celebration

Posted by on Jul 28, 2012 in Archived Events | Comments Off on Annual Prose and Poetry in the Park Celebration

Join us for our 13th Annual Prose and Poetry in the Park! Pack up your picnic blankets and chairs and join San Diego’s writing community for our thirteenth(!) annual celebration of summer and writing. Rummage through your good stuff and choose some poems, flash fiction, or excerpts from longer prose pieces for an Open Mic reading. Good writing, friendly writers, San Diego summer day … what could be better? Please limit your piece to 3 minutes maximum. Thank...

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09/22 Memoirs that Matter with David Coddon

Posted by on Jul 22, 2012 in Archived Events | Comments Off on 09/22 Memoirs that Matter with David Coddon

*Registration has closed however, there are still open spots. Please email programs@sandiegowriters.org if you are interested in attending this workshop. Currently, we will only be accepting credit card payments for this class. Exciting New Instructor! MEMOIRS THAT MATTER No genre compels the writer to look more deeply inside himself or herself than the memoir. Writing one, however, is more than a matter of soul-searching. In this course, students will learn how to...

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09/15 So You Want to Write a Novel? with T. Greenwood

Posted by on Jul 22, 2012 in Archived Events | Comments Off on 09/15 So You Want to Write a Novel? with T. Greenwood

T. Greenwood is back with her popular class So You Want to Write a Novel? So you’ve finally decided to write that novel you’ve been talking about for years? This one day workshop will help you understand the process of writing a novel so you can get started putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). In this four hour class we will focus on everything from generating ideas to developing characters to devising your plot. We will touch on many elements of fiction...

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9/13 Crafting the First Chapter with Drusilla Campbell

Posted by on Jul 22, 2012 in Archived Events | Comments Off on 9/13 Crafting the First Chapter with Drusilla Campbell

*Registration has closed however, there are still open spots. Please email programs@sandiegowriters.org if you are interested in attending this workshop. Currently, we will only be accepting credit card payments for this class. Drusilla Campbell is back with an invaluable Two Week 1st Chapter Read & Critique! Register early to save $10! Drusilla Campbell, winner of the Theodor S. Geisel Award at the 17th Annual San Diego Book and Writing Awards (for her novel The...

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To Plot or Not? Anthony Bonds Ponders

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

What is a plot? On the most basic level, it’s what happens in a story, right? More specifically, plot is the chronological series of events that happen in the story, with an emphasis on causality. Take E.M. Forrester’s famous example from his Aspects of the Novel: “‘The king died and then the queen died,’ is a story. ‘The king died, and then the queen died of grief,’ is a plot.” When writing a story, a good plot is one element that will keep readers...

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