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12/08 Young Adult: Writing for Teens with Laura Preble

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in Archived Events | Comments Off on 12/08 Young Adult: Writing for Teens with Laura Preble

Young Adult: Writing Books for (and about) Teens Twilight, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Judy Blume’s Forever; what do all of these classic, bestselling books have in common? They are all books written for, and about, young adults. In this one-day workshop, author Laura Preble (Queen Geek Social Club, Out) will guide you through a series of writing exercises and discussions designed to help you map out or flesh out your young adult novel idea. Topics will...

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11/24 3 Tools for Immersing the Reader with Tamara Guirado

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in Archived Events | Comments Off on 11/24 3 Tools for Immersing the Reader with Tamara Guirado

Fiction Baptism—Three Tools for Immersing the Reader In this fun, exercise-based workshop we will practice three important techniques for submerging and enthralling our readers: manipulating the senses, the clock, and the camera. Tool 1: With sensory imagery—the smell of cut grass, the taste of blood, the silver gleam of fish scales, the sound of sheet metal twanging in the wind—we engross and absorb the reader in the territory of our story. Tool 2:...

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Wise Workflows. Anthony Bonds Ponders

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in Blog, Fresh Ink | 1 comment

I’d like to take a moment to talk about workflow. I acknowledge that “workflow” is a fairly boring word, ranking somewhere up there with “synergy” and “TPS reports.” But when it comes to finding the right tools to suit your writing needs, an elegant workflow can save you time and frustration.   I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to technology. I do my best to stay wary of investing too much faith in mechanical systems, but there’s actually quite a...

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12/06 Make a Scene! with Tamara Guirado

Posted by on Oct 7, 2012 in Archived Events | Comments Off on 12/06 Make a Scene! with Tamara Guirado

Make a Scene!  Techniques for writing conflict-fueled scenes. In fiction, to really get and hold the reader’s attention, writers create vivid scenes, which are fundamental building blocks of fiction (and much creative non-fiction). This fun, exercise-based class will teach you the elements of writing scenically and will focus specifically on creating high-conflict scenes. We will discuss how to connect our scenes and how to “jump-cut” from one scene to...

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One-on-One Consultations and Read & Critiques of Short and Full Manuscripts

Posted by on Oct 6, 2012 in Events, Ongoing | Comments Off on One-on-One Consultations and Read & Critiques of Short and Full Manuscripts

 1-on-1 Consultations and Author Read & Critiques of Short and Full Manuscripts are available by arrangement.  Email Kristen at programs@sandiegowriters.org for information. NEW: One-on-One Consultations Applying for funding, a residency, or grad school? Starting a blog? Wanting to learn about media options for writers? Just wanting to write on a regular basis? Our one-on-one consultations may be the option for you.  Contact programs@sandiegowriters.org for...

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