Sunday, November 17, 2019: Robin Glanden–Writing for Healing

This workshop will take place before the start of the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday season. As this can be a particularly difficult time for some, it is a good time for the Writing for Healing workshop. Writing is a wonderful tool for organizing thoughts and expressing feelings in a constructive and safe way. Recording thoughts, experiences, and feelings… Read more »

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 »