Sunday, December 15, 2019: Weldon Burge–Getting the Story Straight: The Whys and Hows of Writing for Anthologies

In this workshop, learn the major reasons you should write short fiction for anthologies—and how this can enhance your freelance writing career. What makes an anthology editor decide “yes” on a submitted story? What gets a definitive “no”? We’ll share ways to increase your odds for acceptance. We’ll also discuss how to work with an… Read more »

Sunday, January 19, 2020: Ramona DeFelice Long–Strategies for Self-Editing

Strategies for Self-Editing: Your first draft is complete. What now? This workshop will give practical tips on revising, polishing, and proofing at two levels: macro (big picture) and micro (small details).  Macro will address story structure, plotting, characterization, and setting. Micro will examine your writing as paragraphs, sentences, and words. Bring a story or chapter… Read more »

Sunday, February 16, 2020: Will Hahn–Hook ‘Em From the Start: Your Tale’s First Line

New authors know their tales are good. The question is, how long can you make the reader wait before showing them the proof? Will Hahn looks at some great first lines in famous novels, and demonstrates what choices you have, the many things you can accomplish right in the first sentence of your tale. There… Read more »

Sunday, March 15, 2020: Beth Goldner–Building a Creative Writing Practice: Establishing and Maintaining a Writing Life

Building a Creative Writing Practice is a workshop designed to help creative writers build and maintain a creative writing life. The workshop explores creating a solid writing practice that fits your lifestyle and personal commitments, understanding procrastination and using concrete methods to combat it, learning ways to keep yourself accountable to “showing up” and getting… Read more »