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July 2018

Saturday Night Write: The Steps to Romance with Special Guest Speaker Amanda Arista

July 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Flying Fish, 300 E Abram St
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Free

Amanda will break down the steps to writing a romance or including a romantic subplot in her presentation for Saturday Night Write.  Bring your questions about romance as a genre -- or how to complicate your characters' lives in any genre.    

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5 Session Class: Fiction Writing for Teens (Start Date)

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Foundry Club, 5307 E. Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, Texas 75206
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This is a workshop-style class in fiction writing, designed to provide a peer environment for teenaged writers (Grades 9-12). Led by Amber Royer, whose debut novel Free Chocolate has been named one of Barnes & Noble's 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018, the class is designed to springboard teens who want to pursue writing as either a hobby or a potential career to a better understanding of how fiction is put together, and what opportunities they have to share it.  Each day…

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August 2018

Workshop: Query Letter Clinic for Writers

August 11 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Do you have a completed novel or a novel-in-progress? Are you ready to take the next step towards getting it traditionally published? Then you need a well-polished query letter to serve as your introduction to prospective agents and editors. Learn what goes into an effective query - and what to leave out. If you have a draft of your query you would like to share, bring it to class for critique.

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Saturday Night Write: Writing Despite Distractions with Special Guest Speaker Trakina Prevost

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Flying Fish, 300 E Abram St
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Free

Trakina will talk to us about the challenges of writing with a day job, a toddler, or other distractions.  You're passionate about your writing.  You have a story you want to tell.  So how can you fit it in when you have a 9 to 5, children and other things pulling on your time?

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5 Session Class: Using Blogs, Shorts, and Social Media to Build Your Writing Career (Start Date)

August 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Whether you traditionally or self-publish, the biggest challenge is often getting found by potential readers. Learn how to use smaller pieces to build credentials, promote visibility and show off a consistent author "brand." This will be a hands-on class in which students create postable content. We will discuss the pros and cons of different web/social platforms, including the rights to your own intellectual content involved.

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5 Session Class: Novel Writing: Level 1 (Start Date)

August 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Have you always wanted to write a novel and don't know where to start? Or do you have a work in progress that needs help becoming a finished draft? This class starts with the basics -- character, plot, setting and theme to ensure that you are building a sound structure for your novel right from the beginning. Aspiring writers will have the opportunity to have samples of their work critiqued each week.

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5 Session Class: Are You Ready to Publish? (Start Date)

August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Whether you are looking for a traditional publisher, or are planning to self-publish your manuscript, you need to have a top-notch manuscript, and either submission or advertising materials. In this class you will do some hands-on editing, create a query and synopsis, build a couple of versions of your biography, and learn strategies for planning your author platform.

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September 2018

Saturday Night Write Discussion: How NOT to Write Dialogue

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Flying Fish, 300 E Abram St
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Free

Saturday Night Write meets on the third Saturday of each month to provide instruction and encouragement to writers in the community surrounding UT Arlington (and anyone else who wants to drive out to meet up with us).  Our discussion leader presents a structured topic and background research to spark interactive participation, focusing on various aspects of craft.  Everyone is welcome to join us for these FREE events.   We've covered how to write dialogue in the past.  This time around we're going to…

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October 2018

5 Session Class: Creative Writing: Beginner’s Fiction (Start Date)

October 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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If you love to read and have always wanted to write, bring a pen or your laptop to this class. Students will learn how to create fiction that will resonate with readers and will take their first steps towards developing their own unique literary voice. Topics include: narration, characterization, dialogue, conflict, plot and style. You'll also learn the difference between literary and commercial fiction and find which one is right for you. Students will have the opportunity to have samples…

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5 Session Class: Novel Writing: Level 2 (Start Date)

October 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Are you ready to build your novel writing skills? Or are you confident in your writing, but mystified by terms like character agency, pathos, and subtext? In this course, you will learn how to craft realistic dialogue, create characters who do indeed have agency, understand narrative structure, and connect readers to their work by heightening pathos and suspense. Aspiring writers will have the opportunity to have samples of their work critiqued each week. Prerequisites are either Novel Writing: Level 1,…

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