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Classes: Brainstorming, Writing Prompts and other Classes to Get You Started

You can see our complete list of classes on our Classes and Workshops page.  The classes below have been categorized as specializing in getting your writing started.

05/21 Blazing Laptops: Write-a-thon (10th annual!)

It’s our 10th Annual all-day write-’til-you-drop Blazing Laptops Write-a-thon, our biggest fundraiser ever for San Diego Writers, Ink! Sign up…

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2017-05/20 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,…

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2017-05/27 Fun Fact to Fledged Fiction: Hatching History-Based Narratives That Work with Tim West

Have a historical novel or drama in gestation? SDWI partner and 2016-17 Creative Catalyst Fellow TIM WEST brings history alive with his plays and…

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2017-05/27 Screenwriting with Mark O’Bannon

SCREENWRITING Professional writers use fundamentally different techniques than average writers. According to John Truby, the premier story…

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2017-06/11 The Artist’s Way with Kristen Fogle and Lydia Lea Real

Have you been trying to muster up the energy to complete your creative project for a while now? Are you recently retired, perhaps, and looking to get…

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2017-06/22 FREE Intro to Write a Bestseller in a Weekend with Tom Bird

DATE CHANGE This FREE lecture will introduce you to the concepts from Tom Bird which will be more fully developed in his Saturday Course "How to…

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