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06/25 Using Memory & History to Map Place with Courtney Kilian

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Classes, Events | Comments Off on 06/25 Using Memory & History to Map Place with Courtney Kilian

This workshop moves beyond the boundaries of physical geography to mapping by memory and history in order to create dynamic, engaging settings. In your writing, the characters are cartographers, mapping the world for the reader through their individual viewpoints. Settings are multilayered, composed of regional history, past generations, personal memories, and what a character is feeling in the space. All these items create the energetic pull that breathes life into...

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08/10 Art and Craft—Essentials for Writers with Judy Reeves

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Classes, Events | Comments Off on 08/10 Art and Craft—Essentials for Writers with Judy Reeves

Equal parts inspiration and practical, Art and Craft—Essentials for Writers, is an eight-session class that focuses on both the art (heart) of writing and the craft (making the words work). In our early sessions, we’ll generate new material while simultaneously studying elements of the craft. Lively dialogue and Q&A will allow for attention to specific areas affecting participants’ work. Later sessions will be devoted to read and critique. For writers...

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06/05 Plan My Book Workshop with Helen Chang 

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Classes, Events | Comments Off on 06/05 Plan My Book Workshop with Helen Chang 

Are you an entrepreneur, expert, speaker, coach or professional who wants to stand out with a book? Maybe you want a book that will raise your credibility, but you’re not sure how to get started. Or maybe you’ve started writing your book to give to potential clients, but you’ve gotten stuck. Or maybe you wonder how to tell your personal stories and share your business knowledge in one book. The Plan My Book Workshop is the first step to writing your book. It’s a...

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06/07 Anthology Reading: A Year in Ink, Volume 9

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Events, Readings & Special Events | Comments Off on 06/07 Anthology Reading: A Year in Ink, Volume 9

Anthology party!  A Year in Ink, Volume 9 Tuesday June 7, 7pm-9pm Cygnet-Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110 Invite your friends and family.  $5 donation or unopened bottle of wine. We’ll have snacks and a great program from our 40 writers in the anthology. Please plan on being...

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06/05 From Idea to Story—Get it out of your head and onto the page with Judy Reeves

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Classes, Events | Comments Off on 06/05 From Idea to Story—Get it out of your head and onto the page with Judy Reeves

Too bad there’s not an idea tree where we writers could go with our ladder and bucket and pluck the ripest and juiciest for our story cobbler. But even if ideas were as abundant as apples in September, how would we know which apples to pick and how to cook them up into something original and delicious? In this workshop, we’ll examine where to find ideas, how to test the worth of an idea (will it hold up under the long process of story-making?) and different methods...

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