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January 2020

Saturday Night Write: Villain, Antagonist, Obstacle

January 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Flying Fish, 300 E Abram St
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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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. Your protag needs someone or something to challenge him.  If you're stuck on what this should…

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Query Clinic

January 19 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Drawing Board, 1900 Jay Ell Dr
Richardson, Texas 75081
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$65

This seminar will introduce you to the basics of writing a query letter, including finding the visceral pitch that will give your project the best shot at connecting emotionally with an agent or editor. We’ll cover comp titles, submission strategies and how to best highlight your biographical information. This will be a hands-on seminar, so bring a draft of your query if you already have one. (If not, be prepared to draft one during the course.) Your query draft will…

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5 Week Class: Creativity Exercises (Start Date)

January 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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$179

Overcome writing/creative block or spark a new direction for your work in this hands-on class where participants will use writing prompts, story games, storyboarding, art techniques and more to unlock their creativity. This class is suitable for writers, game designers and other creatives. Participants will develop ideas sparked in class with weekly homework assignments and have a chance to have these assignments critiques.

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5 Week Class: Novel Preparation and Prewriting (Start Date)

January 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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$179

In this course, participants will learn to create a full story bible for their novel. The course includes developing a unique premise, building compelling characters and a fascinating world for them to inhabit, outlining a high-energy plot and organizing all of the information into a cohesive whole. Participants will participate in hands-on activities and will have the opportunity to receive weekly feedback on their individual projects.

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5 Week Class: Novel Writing: Level 1 – The Pillars of Creative Writing (Start Date)

January 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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$179

Wish your writing had a little more polish? In this course, you will learn the difference between substantive editing and line editing, what it really means to show not tell, how to recognize purple prose, why word choice matters, and more. Aspiring writers will have the opportunity to have samples of their work critiqued each week. Prerequisites are either Novel Writing: Level 1, Beginner's Fiction or some experience with basic fiction writing techniques. NOTE for Novel 3 - 4 -…

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February 2020

Writing Workshops Dallas: 8-Week After School Fiction Writing for Teens

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Drawing Board, 1900 Jay Ell Dr
Richardson, Texas 75081
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$495

This is a workshop-style class in fiction writing, designed to provide a peer environment for teenaged writers (Grades 9-12). This 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. During each class, the central focus will be the creation and subsequent discussion of student work. Student fiction will be workshopped in a…

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Saturday Night Write: Filling in the Cast: Secondary Characters

February 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Flying Fish, 300 E Abram St
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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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. Secondary characters can really add variety to your story.  Come discuss how you can use them…

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March 2020

5 Week Class: Short Story Fundamentals (Start Date)

March 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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$179

In this course, participants will learn the basics of crafting a short story, including how to balance setting, character, and plot and how to include theme in their work. Participants will examine classic short stories and apply what they learn to their own short fiction. Participants will have the opportunity to have samples of their work critiqued each week.

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5 Week Class: Focus on Genre: Waxing Poetic (Start Date)

March 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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$179

Whether the mysteries you love take place in coffee shops with quirky amateur sleuths, or in gritty neighborhoods with jaded detectives, mystery fans can find much to get excited about in today's market. Are you ready to write one of your own? Learn how to reverse-engineer a mystery plot, avoid deux ex machina endings, and create unique crime-solvers that will keep readers turning the pages. Students will have the opportunity to have samples of their work critiqued each week. Prerequisites…

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5 Week Class: Novel Writing: Level 2 – The Psychology of Fiction (Start Date)

March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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$179

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, participants will learn why it is important to achieve character attachment, create characters who do indeed have agency, understand narrative structure and connect readers to their work by heightening pathos and suspense. Participants will have the opportunity to have samples of their work critiqued each week.

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