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Beginning Fiction for Adults: From Blank Page to the Last Page (online class)

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Instructor: Holly Day $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 1/11/23 – 3/15/23 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. EDT Have you ever had a great idea for a short story but had no idea how to get started? Do you know the basics of putting a short story together but have trouble creating strong enough characters […]

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Story and Structure: A Creative Writing Workshop (online class)

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Instructor: Deborah Harris $160 Members | $175 Nonmembers Thursdays, 1/12/23 – 3/2/23 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT “A story…makes its meaning…a small structural pulse at a time. We read a bit of text and a set of expectations arises…” George Saunders, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain  In this class, we’ll practice […]

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Get Published Now! Getting Your Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction Articles, and Books into Print (online seminar)

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Instructor: Holly Day $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 1/21/23 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT Anybody can write, but it takes a special type of determination to see your work through to print.  In this workshop, we’ll discuss the following: Formatting manuscripts properly for poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and journalism Understanding market lists Deciphering […]

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Polished and Published: Critique and Revision (online seminar series)

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Instructor: Liza Nash Taylor $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturdays, 2/4/23 and 2/11/23 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. EDT Do you have a short story, memoir, or novel in the works? If publication is your goal, your work needs polish. How do you know when it’s shiny enough to send out? Historical Novelist Liza Nash […]

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Chopped (online class)

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Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $160 Members | $175 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 2/7/23 – 3/28/23 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT Inspired by the TV cooking game show Chopped, this generative writing class will present students with a new "basket" of four "ingredients" each week. "Ingredients" will be drawn from these categories: situations, objects or places, restrictions […]

First Twenty-Five Workshop: Getting the Start of Your Novel Ready #1 (online seminar)

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Instructor: Randall Klein $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Saturday, 2/25/23 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT (Submissions due 2/11) For the purposes of landing agents, enticing publishers, and hooking readers, the first twenty pages of your novel are the most vital. They are the first impression a reader will have of what story they […]

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Novel Beginnings: Essential Elements in Your First 3 Chapters (online seminar series)

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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturdays 2/25/23 & 3/11/23 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT A novel’s beginning has a lot of work to do. It needs to grab readers’ attention, establish the voice, set the tone, develop characters, get the plot moving, kick off the tension/conflict, and manage reader expectations. Figuring […]

First Twenty-Five Workshop: Getting the Start of Your Novel Ready #2 (online seminar)

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Instructor: Randall Klein $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Saturday, 3/25/23 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT (Submissions due 3/11) For the purposes of landing agents, enticing publishers, and hooking readers, the first twenty pages of your novel are the most vital. They are the first impression a reader will have of what story they […]