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Interview with Scott Westerfield by Leyla Kaplan

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Author Interviews, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

For those of you who don’t know, Scott Westerfeld is a Young Adult (YA) author who has written a number of popular series like the Uglies, Leviathan, and Midnighters. His new book, titled Afterworlds, will be out later this year.  Afterworlds is two stories within one. One story follows Darcy, who is a young writer working on her first YA book in New York City. The other is supernatural romance about a girl named Lizzie, who has the ability to travel into an...

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09/21 How To Work as a Freelance Writer with Clayton Truscott

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Classes, Events | Comments Off

 What goes into the daily grind of being a working freelance writer? This practical (and fun) workshop takes you through the basics and practicalities of crafting, pitching and selling articles that publications are looking for. It’s a class about turning the things you love to do into a series of stories that people will read. We’ll be talking about how to combine your interests and passions (be it food, arts and entertainment, sports or blogging) with...

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08/02 Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comic Book Writers Club with Carlos de los Rios

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Events, Ongoing | Comments Off

Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comic Book Writers ClubThis twice monthly group is a read and critique club of writers who want to work on their projects in a professionally-led but supportive environment. Students will get to read 5-10 pages of their material every other class and will have input and feedback from the group to help them. There will be an emphasis on clear communication and on powerful storytelling while playing against a fantastical backdrop. Whether students...

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Weekly Tuesday Fiction Cohort with T.C. Porter

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Events, Ongoing | Comments Off

T.C. Porter’s Fiction Cohort brings writers together for the long haul, amassing material for book-length fiction projects. Each week participants gather for writing prompt, read and critique and guided conversations on fiction craft, publishing and the writing life. To leverage our time together, reading of others’ work may be done outside class; craft notes will be shared online; and we read together through shared how-to texts such as John Dufresne’s Is Life...

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Interview with Bonnie ZoBell by T.C. Porter

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Author Interviews, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

For the vividness of Bonnie ZoBell’s What Happened Here, a novella and stories, consider the book’s here, which features: North Park macaws; a rave warehouse in Gaslamp; the (god-foresaken) I-5 corridor between here and LA; Santa Ana winds; auditioning for the San Diego Symphony; escaping to Hemet, Julian, San Onofre State Park and Sedona; border crossing to Tijuana and Rosarito; bingo in Mission San Luis Rey; brown native landscapes amidst “the damn gated...

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