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07/23 Looking Beyond the Web: Research Tips and Tools for Writers

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Classes, Events | Comments Off on 07/23 Looking Beyond the Web: Research Tips and Tools for Writers

Whether you’re mining your past for a memoir or researching a new subject for a novel, the amount and quality of information you gather makes all the difference. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the importance of going beyond surfing the web, as well as the best ways to tackle research, including making contact, shadowing subjects, and conducting interviews. Midge will be holding TWO classes that day.  Attend both and get a discount on registration! Other...

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07/23 Say Anything: How to Write Great Dialogue

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From portraying character to moving the plot forward, dialogue works hard in any story. In this workshop, we’ll study examples of good dialogue and discuss how and why these work, and we’ll go over tips for how to create your own authentic, realistic voices, with writing exercises that will reinforce the major tenets of effective dialogue. Midge will be holding TWO classes that day.  Attend both and get a discount on registration! Other class: Looking Beyond...

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08/10 Art and Craft—Essentials for Writers with Judy Reeves

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Classes, Events | Comments Off on 08/10 Art and Craft—Essentials for Writers with Judy Reeves

Equal parts inspiration and practical, Art and Craft—Essentials for Writers, is an eight-session class that focuses on both the art (heart) of writing and the craft (making the words work). In our early sessions, we’ll generate new material while simultaneously studying elements of the craft. Lively dialogue and Q&A will allow for attention to specific areas affecting participants’ work. Later sessions will be devoted to read and critique. For writers...

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06/05 Plan My Book Workshop with Helen Chang 

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Classes, Events | Comments Off on 06/05 Plan My Book Workshop with Helen Chang 

Are you an entrepreneur, expert, speaker, coach or professional who wants to stand out with a book? Maybe you want a book that will raise your credibility, but you’re not sure how to get started. Or maybe you’ve started writing your book to give to potential clients, but you’ve gotten stuck. Or maybe you wonder how to tell your personal stories and share your business knowledge in one book. The Plan My Book Workshop is the first step to writing your book. It’s a...

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05/22 There’s a Grant for That–Grant Workshop for Playwrights

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Archived Events | Comments Off on 05/22 There’s a Grant for That–Grant Workshop for Playwrights

There’s a Grant for That–Grant Workshop for Playwrights Sunday Salon with San Diego Playwrights May 22, 7-8:30 p.m. The Ink Spot, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd, Barracks 16, Suite 202, San Diego,CA 92106 $10 suggested donation Lorraine Demi, has been a professional grant writer for over 21 years.  She has helped her clients raise nearly $80 million—working with social service organizations, education, arts, social justice & related organizations...

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