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PROFESSIONAL SERIES WORKSHOPS: Thursday 8:30 am Check-In
INTENSIVES: Thursday 8:30 am Check-In
WRITE CANADA CONFERENCE: Thursday 11am Check-In
WORKSHOPS: Thurs
2pm, 3:30pm | Friday: Continuing Classes | Sat 9am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 1:45pm

THURSDAY: INTENSIVES 9:15 AM
Marcy Kennedy
Fiction Intensive for Intermediate Writers
Marcy Kennedy
Writing fiction is hard. You need to know how to hook the reader from the first line, build characters that people think about after they finish the book, create the right type of conflict, and bring the story world to life through description. And you have to do all that within a well-structured plot filled with emotional resonance.
But here’s the good news. Talent is a myth. Your success as a fiction writer depends largely on your willingness to learn and work hard. This one-day fiction intensive for intermediate writers will help you see where you’re already strong and where you need to improve.
You’ll receive a critique on your short story or the opening of your novel from other participants and from the instructor as part of this intensive. The focus of this critique will be on practical, actionable steps you can take to improve your writing. The intensive will also include mini-lessons on problem areas that were common among the submissions so that you leave not only knowing what’s wrong but also how to fix it.
Class size is limited, so register by May 1, 2016.
Carolyn R. Wilker
Creative Non-Fiction
Carolyn R. Wilker
In creative nonfiction, just writing the facts isn’t enough. The writer needs to get the reader’s attention right away and keep it. Here’s the place to use aspects of fiction writing, such as character, dialogue, sense of time and place, and the ability to convey emotion.
This one-day session for intermediate writers will give you opportunity for feedback to strengthen your writing. You can learn to write well with time and effort, and in this session to learn your strengths and the areas that require further attention.
You will receive a critique on your submission from the instructor of the intensive and feedback from fellow participants of the workshop. The focus is on practical steps to help you fix trouble areas. The session will cover various aspects that challenge writers of this genre.
Sign up early, by May 1, because space is limited.