Class: Elizabeth Stark Powers - Write a Whole Story or Chapter in One Day

08/23/2014 2:00 pm
Sat., Aug. 23 • 10:00-4:00pm • $105
 
 
 
 
It’s you, the blank page . . . and a mentor to guide you using concrete, inspiring exercises in a supportive group setting through the step-by-step writing of an entire draft of a short story (or complete chapter) in one fun-filled writing day. Leave with a powerfully written, well-structured story peopled with unforgettable characters. You’ll also get feedback about revising it for publication.
Elizabeth Stark Powers is the author of a novel, Shy Girl, and two distributed films. She blogs at BookWritingWorld.com.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

Class: Linda Watanabe McFerrin - The Plot Thickens

08/30/2014 4:00 pm
Sat., Aug. 30 • 10:00-4:00 • $105
 
 
  
 
Aristotle called plot “the most important element of storytelling.” But to plot properly, you must have a plan, and the plan must give rise to emotion. Does the plot always seem to elude you? Spend a day planning and plotting and find out what you’re missing. Bring your flat-lining fiction and nonfiction and fix it.
Linda Watanabe McFerrin is the founder of Left Coast Writers®. Her latest novel, Dead Love, was a Bram Stoker Award finalist.
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: Michael Shapiro - A Sense of Place

09/03/2014 8:30 pm
Three Wednesdays: Sept. 3-17 • 6:30-8:30pm • $120
 
 
 
 
 
Dive deeply into the world of travel literature and improve your writing by studying the masters. We’ll discuss work by Bill Bryson, Pico Iyer, Paul Theroux, Jan Morris, Peter Matthiessen and Tim Cahill. Michael Shapiro interviewed each of these renowned authors for his book, A Sense of Place. Shapiro’s travel stories appear in National Geographic Traveler, Islands, American Way, Washington Post and S.F. Chronicle

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: Eli Brown - Fiction Bootcamp

09/06/2014 4:00 pm
Sat., Sept. 6 • 10:00-4:00pm • $105
 
 
 
 
Has your writing practice gotten a little flabby? Get back in shape with this one-day intensive session. Our exercises and explorations will help you tone the core muscles of fiction: plot, character, setting, and description. Perfect for both the veteran who wants a refresher and the novice who is just learning the ropes. Eli Brown is the author of Cinnamon & Gunpowder

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

Class: Elizabeth Stark Powers - Click Send: Submission Action Day

09/06/2014 4:30 pm
Sat., Sept. 6 • 12:30-4:30pm • $75
 
 
 
 
You want to see your work in print, but you are blocked. How do you write a good query letter, find markets for your stories, or make agents fall in love with your book? In this class, I will show you where to find markets and how to edit your query, cheer you on as you click send and get your work into the hands of editors and agents.
Elizabeth Stark Powers is the author of a novel, Shy Girl, and two distributed films. She blogs at BookWritingWorld.com.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

Class: Linda Watanabe McFerrin - Expanding Travel Writing to Fiction

09/13/2014 4:00 pm

Sat., Sept. 13 • 10:00 - 4:00pm • $140

 

 

You love writing beautifully about place, but as markets shrink, you might want to stretttttch your horizons. The great news is that, in an age where navigating the globe has never been more important, fabulous settings—along with super dialog—have become one of the keys to the best fiction, both speculative and reality-based. So leap into this bold new travel writing terrain.

Join award-winning travel writer and novelist, Linda Watanabe McFerrin, in a workshop designed to show you how to take your writing about place to a whole new dimension that is out of this world. Exciting info on craft, exercises, and work on your individual projects are all part of this day-long adventure.

Students will recieve a complimentary copy of Dead Love (with slipcover) on the day of class.

 

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925


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