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10/05 Screenwriting I with Carlos de los Rios

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Archived Events | Comments Off on 10/05 Screenwriting I with Carlos de los Rios

Come with your ideas and learn the basics of screenwriting in this one day class! Screenwriting I will focus on coming up with and tightening a core movie concept that is up to Hollywood’s standards. In this class, beginners as well as experienced writers will be: creating core movie concepts that can sell mapping out story structure preparing to write a screenplay getting ready to “beat-sheet” your story thinking like a working...

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Craft Lessons from Matt Bell, who reads at SDWI on 6/30 (Sunday)

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Craft Lessons from Matt Bell, who reads at SDWI on 6/30 (Sunday)

Introduction and compiled by T.C. Porter I first discovered Matt Bell through my Gotham Writers’ Workshop teacher, Kyle Minor, one of Matt’s friends. I followed Matt on Facebook and have learned about writing through his enthusiastic posts which appear several times daily, often with tags to other writers and teachers. Through Matt on Facebook, a whole world of writers and publishers has opened to me. As editor of Dzanc Books and its literary journal, The Collagist,...

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08/17 The Complete Novice’s Guide to Publishing with Andrew Zack

Posted by on Jun 22, 2013 in Archived Events | Comments Off on 08/17 The Complete Novice’s Guide to Publishing with Andrew Zack

Random House is merging with Penguin. The Department of Justice has sued to change the way books are sold. Traditional publishers are providing services for self-publishers. And agents are becoming publishers. To quote Battlestar Galactica, “What the frack is going on?” Join veteran literary agent, author coach, and publisher Andrew Zack as he tries to sort it all out and provide authors with guidance on the best way to get published. From the traditional model to...

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07/21 Words and Sentences with Drusilla Campbell

Posted by on Jun 22, 2013 in Archived Events | Comments Off on 07/21 Words and Sentences with Drusilla Campbell

WORDS and SENTENCES: Part of Drusilla Campbell’s “Writers’ Spark Plug” series! Often, fiction writers concentrate so much on building plots and developing characters that they forget the most basic elements of prose: carefully chosen words and sentences that sing as they move the story forward. Bring a laptop, a computer, a few pages of writing and a Thesaurus if you have one, and we’ll work together to spark your prose with clear, vivid...

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07/13 Plotting the Novel with T. Greenwood

Posted by on Jun 22, 2013 in Archived Events | Comments Off on 07/13 Plotting the Novel with T. Greenwood

Whether you a planner or a writer who flies by the seats of your pants when it comes to plot, your novel still needs structure. In this workshop we will study the architecture of a novel and devise a plan for plotting your novel. T. Greenwood is the author of eight novels. She has received grants from the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and, most recently, the Maryland State Arts Council. TWO...

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