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01/13 SOULCOLLAGE® and Journaling: Self-Care in the Creative Life with Mary Lee Moser

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SoulCollage® and Journal to the Self® are two profound expressive processes that, when combined, can provide guidance and encouragement for our creative selves. This class is part of a series of six; you may take one class or all six, for a comprehensive overview of the power of joining therapeutic journal writing with the visual exploration of SoulCollage®. Each class will have a different theme; all will enhance insight and creativity.   The process of making...

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01/06 Intermediate Narrative Non-Fiction with Caitlin Rother

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Do you have a true story to tell? New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother will break down the craft of telling true stories using fiction techniques into its basic building elements: characters, point of view, voice, setting, description, dialogue and plot. By showing rather than telling a story, your scenes will come alive with action and emotion, but good research is also needed to add the factual details and verisimilitude that make the most...

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01/10 Writing and Placing Short Stories in Anthologies, Lit Journals, and Lit Mags with Lisa Kessler

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Are you looking to build your writing resume? Short stories are a great way to get your work into the world and build your readership. In this one day workshop, we’ll examine short story form and story arcs by dissecting a few short works. You’ll be introduced to venues that publicize calls for submissions for short fiction, and we’ll also discuss techniques for crafting stories to fit an Anthology guideline as well as Story Submission Letters. If you’re...

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04/12 Voice Lessons: It All Depends on Your Point of View with Judy Reeves

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What if the story of Little Red Riding Hood were told from the perspective of the Big Bad Wolf? Imagine how that opportunist Cinderella would be described by her step-sisters. Who’s the fairest of them all? It all depends on your point of view. Of all the elements of writing fiction, point of view (POV) seems to cause the most head scratching. First person? Third person close? Third person omniscient? What’s the difference in all these POV permutations and what...

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03/08 Voice Lessons: Creating Atmosphere and Mood with Judy Reeves

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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...

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