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Apr
24
This once-a-month workshop provides writers options for structuring their novels, developing pivotal plot scenes, writing prompts designed to help writers make forward progress, and group mentoring/brainstorming to help break through obstacles. Feel free to bring your lunch. Led by Marcia Thornton Jones, an award-winning author who has published more than ...
Start Date
Saturday, April 24th
Note
This class meets on the fourth Saturday of every month, April through September.
Time
10:30am - 1:30pm
Cost
$132
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Jun
1
Can you write 50,000 words toward a novel in one month? Yes, you can! This nine-time National Novel Writing Month winner will share with you how it’s done while living a busy life. The seminar includes strategies for meeting your word count, writing a quick first draft, and keeping track ...
Start Date
Tuesday, June 1st
Note
Pre-Recorded
Cost
$30
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
Jun
10
Are you a nonfiction writer who wants to write some fiction? Or a newer writer who’s not sure how to get started writing fiction? This class will hit on types of fiction, quick overview of the building blocks, plotter/pantser strategies for success, and the importance of reading like a writer ...
Start Date
Thursday, June 10th
Note
One-Time
Time
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Lisa Haneberg

Venue
Online
Jun
14
Join us for this one-time seminar that will help you get the characters and themes in place before you plot your book or put one line of the story on paper. We will analyze the creation of the characters and story in order to create the emotional depth you need ...
Start Date
Monday, June 14th
Note
One-Time; From Start to Finish Package
Time
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost
$30; $75 for package
Instructor

Tracee de Hahn

Venue
Online
Jun
14
Join an imaginative, diverse group of genre writers looking to improve and expand their abilities in these forms of fiction. This is a chance to learn sci-fi and fantasy writing tips, get feedback from others, and gain confidence as you write in these genres. Horror is also welcome. For all ...
Start Date
Monday, June 14th
Note
Meets Mondays; No class July 5
Duration
June 14th - July 26th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Jason Sizemore

Venue
Online
Jun
16
This is an opportunity for fiction writers of all genres and levels of experience. Through hands-on writing exercises and discussion of contemporary fiction, we will examine such nuts-and-bolts elements as voice, point of view, mood, and plot. For all levels. Sarah Combs is the author of the YA novels Breakfast Served ...
Start Date
Wednesday, June 16th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
June 16th - July 21st
Time
11:00am - 1:00pm
Cost
$90
Instructor

Sarah Combs

Venue
Online
Jun
17
This course takes you on a deep dive into Joseph Campbell’s world-famous monomyth, the universal story structure prevalent in everything from ancient mythology to today’s popular books, movies and media. We explore the application and symbolism of all of Campbell’s defined 17 steps and explain through lectures, conversation, and exercises, ...
Start Date
Thursday, June 17th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
June 17th - July 1st
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$39
Instructor

Patch Drury

Venue
Online
Jun
19
This seminar introduces the children’s market subgenres and provides pointers for targeting your story. For beginning levels. Marcia Thornton Jones is an award-winning author who has published more than 130 books for children with sales totaling more than 43 million copies worldwide ...
Start Date
Saturday, June 19th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Jun
19
Eudora Welty called place the “lesser angel” of fiction. Unlike setting, which is concrete, place is the abstract mood or spirit of a piece. In this generative session, we will explore place and how it functions as a character in fiction. For all levels. Elizabeth Burton is an award-winning writer who ...
Start Date
Saturday, June 19th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Elizabeth Burton

Venue
Online
Jun
28
Find focus, gain confidence, and learn about writing fiction for kids through discussion, peer-sharing, and writing exercises. Come with a work-in-progress—or at least an idea for one. For all levels. Marcia Thornton Jones is an award-winning author who has published more than 130 books for children with sales totaling more than 43 ...
Start Date
Monday, June 28th
Note
Meets Mondays; No class July 5
Duration
June 28th - August 9th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Jul
31
All characters need to have at least four unique qualities to stand out: a goal, a motivation, and internal/external conflict, commonly known as their GMC. Join us as we break this down to make your characters come alive, both in your head and on the page! For all levels. Zelda ...
Start Date
Saturday, July 31st
Note
One-Time
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Zelda Knight

Venue
Online
Aug
14
Science fiction romance is a distinct genre with its own tropes and history. From alien warlords to humanoid cyborgs, the universe is quite literally the limit. In this workshop, we'll go over a brief history of the genre from its fanfiction roots, navigate its evergreen tropes, and begin the process ...
Start Date
Saturday, August 14th
Note
One-Time
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Zelda Knight

Venue
Online

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