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03/08 Olfactory Memoirs–Generative and Revision Workshops with Judy Reeves

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FREE WRITING WORKSHOPS! Writers must commit to both workshops. We’re particularly interested in hearing stories from writers with childhood experiences in San Diego. CLICK THE BUY NOW BUTTON TO RSVP FOR A FREE SLOT IN THE WORKSHOP   Original Writing Workshop (or Generative Writing Workshop) – Week 1 (3 hours in duration) A particular and specific scent can transport us back and back and back through memory to an otherwise inaccessible place—childhood,...

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03/07 Intermediate Screenwriting with Carlos de los Rios

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Take a class that is about getting actual pages of your new script finished. This class will explore:   the structure of scenes using screenplay format to keep readers hooked how to use dialogue to push story transitioning from act to act how to keep direct conflict active and interesting which character-types keep people reading your material how to juxtapose story and theme how to offer your readers the chance to imagine themselves in your story how powerful endings...

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03/14 How to Fix a Story with Mark O’Bannon

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You’ve written your story, but something is wrong. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but you believe its a serious problem. How do you know what to fix? In this seminar-style course, author/publisher Mark O’Bannon (The Dream Crystal, The Dark Mirrors of Heaven, Warfare in Paradise, Aia the Barbarian, Fantasy Imperium, Better Storytelling) discusses how to analyze and fix a story. One of the main reasons that stories fail is because the writer is using...

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03/28 Internet Marketing Secrets for Authors with Mark O’Bannon

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In this seminar, author/publisher Mark O’Bannon (The Dream Crystal, The Dark Mirrors of Heaven, Warfare in Paradise, Aia the Barbarian, Fantasy Imperium, Better Storytelling) discusses how to create a buying frenzy.  What every author ought to know about writing and marketing.  Some plain talk about a simple business that often sounds complicated. Professional writers use fundamentally different techniques than average writers. In the first part of this seminar,...

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03/05 First Annual SDWI Memoir Showcase Deadline

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What is it:  The First Annual SDWI Memoir Showcase What we need from you:  Seeking 5-6 minute memoir pieces that can be translated into a monologue to be performed by actors for the first annual San Diego Writers Ink Memoir Showcase. Send 5-6 pages double spaced, 12 point font of a memoir short story or a section from a full memoir. Note:  They do not have to be in monologue format currently, this is something that will be worked on with the director. We...

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