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08/07 Writing Complex Characters: Villians We Love with Luke Dani Blue

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(Writers may enroll in one or both days of this weekend-long intensive.) A frequent complaint in writing workshops is that a character is “unlikable”. Yet from Captain Ahab to Humbert Humbert to Sula, the canon’s cannon is loaded with rascals, jerks and schemers, their very badness the gunpowder that explodes a novel into immortality. Similarly, a memoirist may be flummoxed by hearing that the characters from his own real life are not “believeable”. The...

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07/30 Writing our Adventures, Explorations, Quests and Pilgrimages with Judy Reeves

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“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living,” wrote Miriam Beard. In this three-hour generative writing workshop we’ll use our pens and notebooks to remember and relive journeys we have taken and bring them to the page in the form of memoir, stories, or personal narrative. Bring your journals, maps, photographs, and mementos and join a friendly, like-spirited group of travelers as we write...

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08/20 Characters Are People Too! How to create and understand believable characters with Wesley Fulkerson

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Are you tired of reading characters that seem like cardboard props? Are you tired of looking at your own protagonists and thinking that it’s just hard to root for them? Fear not. There is a solution, and it changes everything. W.A. Fulkerson teaches a tremendously useful 3-hour workshop on character creation, development, and theory. Learn how to build characters that your readers will feel like they know as friends or rivals. Subjects covered include Constructing...

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Weekly Mon 10am: Read and Critique with Kirsten Imani Kasai

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Fiction Read and Critique Read and Critiques:  get your work read in an open and inviting group.  Get constructive feedback from writers under the guidance of Kirsten Imani Kasai. Regular monthly enrollment SDWI Members: $100, non-members $125 (pay in advance or at the door) New Group:  Sign up for your slot!   Kirsten Imani Kasai, MFA is the author of four novels: Ice Song, Tattoo, The Book of Blood Magic and Private Pleasures; a short fiction/poetry...

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07/24 Writers Read Book Group: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

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Our next selection is My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. When: Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 3-5pm Where: The New Ink Spot at NTC at Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92106 How much: $5 Happy...

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