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2018-01/13 Publishing Your Personal Essays with Molly Larson Cook

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Blogging, Computer Software, and Technology, Classes, Events, Getting Started, Memoir, New Year Classes, Nonfiction, Publishing Business | Comments Off on 2018-01/13 Publishing Your Personal Essays with Molly Larson Cook

In a world full of words, how do you make yours stand out? How do you bring your unique voice into the light and generate interest in what you have to say about life, love, or any other topic that matters to you? This workshop is for personal essay writers interested in publishing their work either collected in a book, as individual pieces for newspapers and magazines, or on a blog. If you’re considering a book, you’ll learn a variety of avenues from finding an...

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2017-12/16 Voice Lessons: Creating Atmosphere and Mood with Judy Reeves

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Classes, Events, Fiction, Getting Started | Comments Off on 2017-12/16 Voice Lessons: Creating Atmosphere and Mood with Judy Reeves

Here’s where the writer gets to work magic through language. Want to create an atmosphere that evokes an emotion in the reader? Do it through description, through setting, through the use of the senses, and the diction of your story. The right choice of words and you move a reader from feeling safe and secure to biting her nails; change the structure of your sentences and take the reader from relaxed to excited. In this workshop, we’ll explore techniques...

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2018-01/13 Game of Thrones and Advanced Writing Techniques with Mark O’Bannon

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Classes, Fiction, Getting Started, New Year Classes | Comments Off on 2018-01/13 Game of Thrones and Advanced Writing Techniques with Mark O’Bannon

An in depth analysis of the advanced techniques used to write GoT. Some of the techniques covered: The Seven Steps of Classical Story Structure How to Build on a Premise Deep Sequencing The Crosscut Framing Self Revelations & Thematic Revelations Social Systems Ghost Cycles Great Souled Heroes Four Point Opposition Value Systems Moral Arguments Battle of Communities Learn how to apply advanced writing techniques to your own stories. Mark...

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2017-12/09 Character Flaws with Mark O’Bannon

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Classes, Events, Fiction, Getting Started | Comments Off on 2017-12/09 Character Flaws with Mark O’Bannon

CHARACTER FLAWS Take character creation to a whole new level. Nothing adds complexity like character flaws. Your character’s weaknesses are the wellspring of your story. Character flaws drive the heart of your story. In this class you will learn: How to create emotional wounds in a character’s backstory. How pain twists a character’s view of himself and his world, influencing his behavior. How to use character flaws to set up the emotional conflict within...

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2017-12/02 Scene with Mark O’Bannon

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Classes, Events, Fiction, Getting Started | Comments Off on 2017-12/02 Scene with Mark O’Bannon

The Scene is the basic building block of a story. After an overview of The Seven Steps of Classical Story Structure, used by professional writers, you will learn: The different kinds of scenes and where to place them in your story. How to use each scene to move your hero to the next step in his line of development. How to design scenes with unique twists, surprises and reveals. How to layer different kinds of dialogue into a scene. How to develop a list of scenes for...

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