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2018-02/04 Crafting Your Personal Story with Nathan Young

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Classes, Events, Fiction, Getting Started, Memoir, New Year Classes, Short Story and Flash | Comments Off on 2018-02/04 Crafting Your Personal Story with Nathan Young

Everybody has a story to tell, but the difficult part is getting it out of your head and on to the page. In this workshop we’ll explore the elements of crafting a personal story, how to zero in on the story you want to share, and the steps for pulling it out of your mind and on to the page. Special emphasis will be placed on exploring the aspects of vulnerability and honest self reflection it will take to make your story resonate.     This workshop will be...

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2018-02/24 Five Big Rules For Plot with Wesley Fulkerson

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Classes, Events, Fiction, Getting Started | Comments Off on 2018-02/24 Five Big Rules For Plot with Wesley Fulkerson

Coming up with ideas for a new world or new characters isn’t often too intimidating, but when faced with creating an entire plot, a lot of writers freeze up. That’s because most people aren’t aware of the 5 Big Rules that will direct your efforts and help you come up with consistently good stories. Come to the class with an idea; leave with an outline. There’s no better way to kickstart your writing project than to take this class. W.A. Fulkerson is the author...

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2018-01/28 Characters: Making Them Memorable with Lisa Kessler 

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Classes, Events, Fiction, Getting Started, New Year Classes, Short Story and Flash | Comments Off on 2018-01/28 Characters: Making Them Memorable with Lisa Kessler 

We’ll talk about what makes a character pop off the page, and what makes a reader remember them. We’ll analyze some well known fictional characters as well as learn some tools to brainstorm new characters, both main characters and side characters. Bring your notebook and your muse!   Lisa Kessler has published multiple short stories in print anthologies and magazines.  Her vampire short story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award...

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2018-02/04 How to Write Your One Person Show with Brenda Adelman

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Classes, Events, Getting Started, Memoir, New Year Classes, Scriptwriting/Screenplay/Playwriting | Comments Off on 2018-02/04 How to Write Your One Person Show with Brenda Adelman

NEW DATE Start Up the Year Strong and Have  Scenes Written! Actors need to express themselves. The one-person show format puts the control into the performers hands. No waiting to be cast. No more being a background player in your life.  Instead your story, your message and your talent put you center stage. This is a class where we’ll identify events in your life that shaped you, shocked you, devastated you, surprised you, humored you and most definitely had an...

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

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Classes, Events, Getting Started | Comments Off on 2018-03/18 Writing the Past – The Truth of Historical Fiction with Ona Russell

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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