I think this is a valid concern. However, I am a teacher, as well as an editor, so I do believe in the idea of improvement, and especially in the idea that people can learn.
Writing Compelling Heroes Creating a hero protagonist for a story sounds simple. This is the person we care about, root for, want to protect. But it is one thing to write a likeable character and another to write a compelling character. Many writers have difficulty rounding out their heroes, warts and all.
Most of us have picked up a book, been interested for a few pages, or ever chapters, and then put the book down, never to return. In this class, we will explore the elements that give protagonists that compelling edge that draw readers into the story from beginning to end.
Saturday, December 1, 10 a. In this seminar, we will review published works and perform writing exercises that focus on the different characteristics of the antagonist and how they operate effectively.
After all, the depth in which the antagonist is portrayed will be crucial in affecting our ultimate connection with the major character. Saturday, December 1, Can you imagine reading a story with no punctuation?
It would be like driving with no traffic signs to guide you. Those little commas, semicolons, apostrophes, hyphens, quotation marks and periods help us navigate written work. Correct use of punctuation marks is governed by specific rules.
Learn them in this seminar. You might even discover an agent savvy enough to start a bidding war. Sunday, December 2, Learn how to use tools like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to make connections, promote your work, and take your creativity to the next level!
Saturday, December 8, 10 a. We all have them. It just takes a little work to get into the head of the opposite sex.
In this session, we'll explore techniques for how it can be done. But the emphasis of this class goes beyond gender. The goal is also to learn ways to follow one's curiosity about people of other races, ages, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds with an eye on creating interesting and varied characters.
In this session, you'll learn tips and strategies for making the scene you see in your head come alive on the page so that your reader is compelled to keep turning the pages.
Writing exercises will give class members a hands-on feel for how to add texture, dynamism, and drama to a story. The session also provides practical, hands-on guidance about the rewriting process. Saturday, December 8, Dialogue, Description, and Voice Characters are slippery creatures--just when you think you have a grip on them, they often wriggle away.
Sunday, December 9, Point of view should be the last preliminary choice a writer makes prior to beginning the actual writing. We will explore the subtle elements which help writers choose the perfect point of view and how this choice needs to be tested constantly during the entire writing of a story.
Saturday, December 15, 10 a. Using the Language of Flowers in Writing Flowers and plants have evolved alongside humans since the first amoebae wriggled out of the ocean. It makes sense, therefore, that almost every plant you can think of, has a rich history of lore, culture, and symbolism. The language of flowers and medicinal plants is a fascinating way to add a subtle but meaningful layer of significance to your work.
In this one-day seminar, professional horticulturist and writer Cait Woods will take you on a symbolic walk in nature. We'll talk about the meanings behind various plants, and ways to incorporate them into your writing to communicate with your characters and readers on a primal and visceral level.
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