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2018-04/07 Clues to Writing a Mystery with Ona Russell

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Cozy, hard-boiled, soft-boiled, police procedural, thriller. All can be found on the mystery shelf, but each of these sub-genres has its own rules. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the differences but focus on the common essential elements: plot and character. We’ll discuss the attributes of a compelling sleuth, explore how to build suspense and effectively plant clues. We’ll examine the makings of a crime as well as the kind of character who would commit it.  So...

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2018-03/18 Writing the Past – The Truth of Historical Fiction with Ona Russell

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William Faulkner famously said that “the past is never dead.” Effective historical fiction confirms that statement by revealing eternal truths about the human condition. The settings may be in the past, but the stories resonate in the present. In this workshop, we’ll examine the basics—from research to voice to pacing—in creating such works. We’ll discuss how to write credibly without getting lost in the rabbit hole of detail. And more generally, we’ll...

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2018-01/27 Poetry: Stretching Boundaries with Seretta Martin

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Much of what we find delightful about poetry and art is the way it was created using images and ideas in an unpredictable juxtaposition. Sometimes it’s a matter of using the common and familiar, and other times  it is stranger than that, but either way, the art casts a new light.            – Seretta Martin Our intensive workshop will focus on poetry that emphasizes images, lyrical and innovative language, individual voice, and personal insights. Even if you...

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2018-09/13 You Can Write Your Book in a Weekend with Tom Bird

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Yes, yes, yes, despite all you’ve heard or have potentially experienced, anyone desiring to write a book can do so in a weekend, and that book can even go on to become a best seller, as evidenced by the three-decade track record of Best Selling Author Tom Bird’s innovative, proven and life-changing techniques. And this mind-expanding class, taught by the founder, Tom Bird, himself, of The Tom Bird Method, shows you how to overcome all of the excuses and barriers...

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2018-02/08 You Can Write Your Book in a Weekend with Tom Bird

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Yes, yes, yes, despite all you’ve heard or have potentially experienced, anyone desiring to write a book can do so in a weekend, and that book can even go on to become a best seller, as evidenced by the three-decade track record of Best Selling Author Tom Bird’s innovative, proven and life-changing techniques. And this mind-expanding class, taught by the founder, Tom Bird, himself, of The Tom Bird Method, shows you how to overcome all of the excuses and barriers...

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