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2018-02/11 Sensitive Subjects: Handling Violence, Trauma, Abuse or Illness on the Page with Caitlin Rother

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Classes, Events, Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction | Comments Off on 2018-02/11 Sensitive Subjects: Handling Violence, Trauma, Abuse or Illness on the Page with Caitlin Rother

We have so much violence in our society, on the news, and in Hollywood movies, how much do readers really want in their pleasure reading? Fiction allows for more than non-fiction because many readers often can’t stomach it when it’s “real.” New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother will discuss how to get your story — including sensitive or traumatic topics such as mental illness, and sexual or physical assault — across by incorporating...

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2018-02/03 From Query to Contract with Traci Foust

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Classes, Events, Fiction, Memoir, New Year Classes, Nonfiction, Publishing Business | Comments Off on 2018-02/03 From Query to Contract with Traci Foust

From Query to Contract :  Whether you are writing memoir or fiction, securing a literary agent is the most important step in becoming a published author. From selling your book, negotiating your publishing contract and making sure you receive a substantial advance in a timely manner, there is no person who will work harder on your team than your agent. In this workshop participants will learn key strategies to writing a compelling query letter and what to do when that...

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2018-02/24 Feature Writing with Felicia Campbell

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Blogging, Computer Software, and Technology, Classes, Events, Fiction, Nonfiction | Comments Off on 2018-02/24 Feature Writing with Felicia Campbell

Writing a feature story for a newspaper, magazine, or digital platform, goes beyond the recounting of facts. Features are all about telling stories that plunge the reader into an experience, whether that be the harrowing account of an abuse victim’s fight for survival or an immersive travel story about discovering the underground jazz clubs of Munich. Writing a great feature requires a careful weaving together of well-researched facts into a narrative form. In this...

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2018-01/21 Making Stories from Memories with Judy Reeves

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Classes, Events, Getting Started, Memoir, New Year Classes, Nonfiction | Comments Off on 2018-01/21 Making Stories from Memories with Judy Reeves

A fun and fast paced workshop creating two-page story starts, flash fictions or flash memoirs based on prompts from Abigail Thomas’s masterful little book, Thinking About Memoir. We’ll write together and share our rough drafts, then offer ideas and suggestions for taking the next steps, maybe even help one make commitments or set deadlines for further development of the freshly generated material.   Judy Reeves is a writer, teacher and writing practice...

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Weekly Mon 12pm Fiction/Non-Fiction Read and Critique with Sandra Millers Younger

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Classes, Events, Fiction, Monthly/BiMonthly R and C, Nonfiction | Comments Off on Weekly Mon 12pm Fiction/Non-Fiction Read and Critique with Sandra Millers Younger

Let’s face it. No matter how much we hone our craft or how earnest our New Year’s Resolutions, left to our own devices, it can be all too easy to blow off our best writing intentions. Make 2018 different by giving yourself the gifts of community, structure and accountability–secrets that lead to finished manuscripts. Enjoy the benefits of encouragement and constructive feedback from fellow writers under the guidance of a published author. Come...

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