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Session 1

During the registration process, you’ll be required to choose ONE Concurrent Workshop per session.

Day 1
14 Feb 2018

Workshop 101 Fiction:
Writing to Save the World: Fiction as an Act of Love

Writing can feel like a solitary endeavor, fraught with rejection. If you write from a place of ego, you can quickly lose hope. There is another path. At its core,...
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Tawni Waters
Tawni Waters

Workshop 102 Fiction:
The Mechanics of Scene

A strong voice is necessary but not sufficient to create a compelling story. The rubber meets the road in the individual scenes that build the narrative step by step. We’ll...
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David Corbett
David Corbett

Workshop 103 All Prose Genres:
Sensory Perception: Make Your Prose Sing

One crisp sensory scene has much more narrative impact than several paragraphs of abstract musings. With tangible details people can see, hear, and smell, writers can surround their readers with...
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Myrl Coulter
Myrl Coulter

Workshop 104 Fiction:
Exercises in Style: A Crash-Course on Narrative Innovation for Fiction Writers

The early part of the twentieth century witnessed a wave of experimentation in the arts — not to mention in life generally — the likes of which hadn’t been seen...
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M. Thomas Gammarino
M. Thomas Gammarino

Workshop 105 All Prose Genres:
The Art of Vivid Description

New scientific discoveries about how the brain processes words, especially descriptive words, give fresh meaning to the old saying “show don’t tell.” Whether you are working on a memoir or...
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Dinty W. Moore
Dinty W. Moore

Workshop 106 Memoir:
How to Write About What You Can’t Remember

Many of us hold a deep dream of wanting to write, yet there is so much we don’t remember. This often stops us; we’re certain our memory gaps doom our...
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Laura Davis
Laura Davis

Workshop 107 Special Topics:
Escape from the Slavery of Word: Introducing Scrivener for Serious Writers

Microsoft Word and its ilk are one step above the typewriter, but haven’t you always longed for more — an application that can store and organize your research, photos, URLs,...
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Merilyn Simonds
Merilyn Simonds

Workshop 108 Screenwriting:
So You Want to Be a Screenwriter — Getting Started

Screenwriting is a craft, a demanding and highly rewarding one, but writers who want to compete must master the basics and then raise their writing to an art. Screenwriters are...
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Tom Shoebridge
Tom Shoebridge

Workshop 109 Publishing & Marketing:
How to Write an Effective Hook and Query Letter

An intensive look at the query letter and hook, also known as the elevator pitch. We’ll look at real life examples that have sold to publishers and dissect what goes...
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Mark Gottlieb
Mark Gottlieb

Workshop 110 All Prose Genres:
The One Thing You Must Do Before You Write

You finally have time to write, but when you sit before your laptop, the blank document stares back at you. You’re either so overwhelmed with ideas that you don’t know...
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Nadine Kenney Johnstone
Nadine Kenney Johnstone

Workshop 111 Nonfiction:
Writing a Book that Changes Lives: The Art of Prescriptive Nonfiction

Do you have a message, methodology or personal growth story that could help readers live happier and more fulfilling lives? If so, you’re writing “prescriptive nonfiction” — and this workshop...
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Kelly Notaras by Joshua Levin
Kelly Notaras