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2017-12/16 Voice Lessons: Creating Atmosphere and Mood with Judy Reeves

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017 Time: 2pm to 5pm Number of sessions: 1 day only! Members: $45 Nonmembers: $54 Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106

Here’s where the writer gets to work magic through language. Want to create an atmosphere that evokes an emotion in the reader? Do it through description, through setting, through the use of the senses, and the diction of your story.

The right choice of words and you move a reader from feeling safe and secure to biting her nails; change the structure of your sentences and take the reader from relaxed to excited.

In this workshop, we’ll explore techniques that create atmosphere, generate mood and evoke emotion, with lots of in-workshop exercises you can apply to your own writing. For all writers—fiction and nonfiction


Judy Reeves is a writer, teacher and writing practice provocateur whose books include “A Writer’s Book of Days; Writing Alone,” “Writing Together; A Creative Writer’s Kit,” and “The Writer’s Retreat Kit.” Her work has also appeared in the San Diego Reader, The Frozen Moment, A Year in Ink, Vols I and 5 and other anthologies. Two plays, written with a women’s writing ensemble, were produced in the Fritz Blitz. In addition to leading private writing workshops and retreats, Judy teaches at UCSD Extension and speaks at writing conferences internationally. A tenth anniversary Revised Edition of “A Writer’s Book of Days” was named Best Nonfiction in the 2010 San Diego Book Awards. Her latest book is “Wild Women, Wild Voices.” Her website is She blogs at
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