10/11 Writing the Persona Poem with John Menaghan

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

New class! New instructor! PERSONA: An identity or role that somebody assumes. DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE: A poem or other literary work consisting of words supposedly spoken by a character, often in a specific situation, either directly to the reader or to a listener. Persona poems are poems in the voices of historical / mythological figures or imaginary characters, rather than in a writer’s own voice or an “impersonal” or disembodied “lyric” voice. The...

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Support Words Alive by Dining at Boudin September 17!

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

  Support our friends at Words Alive today (September 17) by dining at Boudin SF at Encinitas today between 3 and 8pm. Simply print the flyer below and Words Alive will receive 20% of sales generated! Go here to print their flyer!

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SDWI & Jim Moreno Present The 1st Annual Jihmye Collins Memorial End of Summer Poetry Camp: Camp Collins

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

San Diego Writers, Ink & Jim Moreno Present The 1st Annual Jihmye Collins Memorial End of Summer Poetry Camp: Camp Collins Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market St., San Diego, CA 92114 August 25 to 29th 2:00 P.M. To 5:00 P.M. August 31st Poetry Performance – 2:00 P.M. To 3:00 P.M. Malcolm X Library For 10 Students Ages 14-18 From Southeast San Diego Ten teenagers from Southeast San Diego will receive scholarships to participate in an end of summer poetry camp, Camp...

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08/16 How to Write Villains with Marni Freedman

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Archived Events | Comments Off

Kick butt on the sinister side. Do you struggle making your bad guys real or credible?  Is your antagonist multi-dimensional?  These are the needed elements to ensure that your story complications are credible and your conflict is page turning. Whether you are writing a snarky femme fatale, a tortuously bad boss or dark sociopath you will need to learn how to bring these sinisters to life and create a climactic standoff that satisfies. Come join Marni for this one...

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07/26 How to write the GRABBER! The Art of the First Five Pages with Marni Freedman

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Come learn the five key techniques that will help ensure that you are grabbing a hold of your reader’s attention for those all important beginning pages.  These are the “make-it-or-break-it” pages where your reader will decide to purchase the book or put it down and an agent will decide if you have hooked them. A fun, engaging and essential class for all writers! (Writers are encouraged to bring their first five pages if they have them.) Marni...

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