11/04 Fiction II with Rich Farrell

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Ready to start your novel? Stuck on your short story collection? Just looking to kick off a spring writing project? As Alice Munro reminds us, “I just have to keep trying till I find the best way of getting there.” This 3-part class will help you find the path! We’ll examine the most fundamental elements of fiction: plot, point of view, character, setting, theme, and time. Through reading and writing prompts, we’ll apply formal elements to new writing or to work...

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11/22 Point of View with Lisa Kessler

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Deep Point of View: What is it, and how can I get it? We’ll take a look at point-of-view as it relates to fiction, and then we’ll go a step deeper to discover how we can grab the reader and bring them into the story to experience it from our character’s perspective. We’ll also examine “trigger” words that pull us out of the story as well as clear, smooth ways to transition and change point of view characters. Be sure to bring your...

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11/15 Novel V: Revising Your Novel with T. Greenwood

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So you’ve finished writing your novel — what next? What do published novelists do between that raw first draft and the final manuscript to make their plots sizzle and their prose sing? The key lies in reworking your manuscript until your writing jumps off of the page. If you have completed the first draft of a novel, this workshop will help you develop skills to shape your plot for maximum dramatic impact and give life and texture to characters, dialogue, and...

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12/13 Build Your Facebook Business Page From Scratch with Barbra Drizin

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Invite your non-writer friends to come too! Today, it’s not a choice…it’s a necessity for an author to have a web presence via social media in order to stay in the game and succeed. A Facebook Business Page is a MUST HAVE for all authors, but getting started can be tricky! Barbra Drizin will take you through the process of creating a Facebook Business Page, step-by-step! Choosing the correct category for your page Setting up your page Creating a custom URL for...

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11/02 Writers Read Book Group: Three Junes by Julia Glass

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Writers Read Book Group SDWI is pleased to bring writers and readers together to discuss selected books every four to six weeks on a Sunday afternoon. Our next selection is Three Junes by Julia Glass. When: Sunday, November 2, 3-5pm How much: $5 Where: The New Ink Spot at NTC at Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92106. How: For more information, email programs@sandiegowriters.org What: Three Junes by Julia...

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