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September 2019

5 Week Class: Writing About Yourself (Start Date)

September 9 @ 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, students will explore techniques for writing effective short memoirs and personal essays, including a need for structure and how to incorporate theme.

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5 Week Class: Focus on Genre: Getting a Clue About Mystery (Start Date)

September 9 @ 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: Unit 4 – Character Building (Start Date)

September 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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$179

It is often said that, "Story Is Character." In this course, you will learn how to design dynamic protagonists, villains, mentors and sidekicks, and love interests - and how to handle unlikable characters and antiheroes. Aspiring writers will have the opportunity to have samples of their work critiqued each week. Prerequisites: Either Novel Writing: Level 1, Beginner's Fiction or some experience with basic fiction writing techniques. NOTE: for Novel 3 - 4 - 5 - 6: These topical modules do not…

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Saturday Night Write: Nonstadard Words With Special Guest Peter Keenan

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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. When to use, why to use, and how to use words your reader won't recognize.  With…

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October 2019

Saturday Night Write: Tension and Conflict

October 19 @ 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. If you lose the tension in your story, you loose your readers.  How can you maintain…

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November 2019

Saturday Night Write: Story vs. Situation

November 16 @ 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. How do you decide if your WIP has a sound plot that moves your character properly…

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Seminar: High Stakes Plotting

November 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

You know there needs to be something at stake in your plot, but are those stakes high enough to keep the reader engaged?  Are the stakes getting higher as your story progresses?  Will readers be on the edge of their seats, so invested in what is happening to your character that they feel like they’re living the events of your story?  We will focus on setting stakes appropriate to your genre and creating plot points that highlight those stakes. This interactive seminar, suitable…

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December 2019

Seminar: Managing the Passage of Time

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Some stories take place in a matter of days, or even hours.  Others are multi-generational epics.  And yet, both need to fit into the number of pages you get for a book manuscript or screenplay.  So how do you manage the progression of time?  We will focus on utilizing effective pacing techniques. This interactive seminar, suitable for fiction writers, screenwriters and memoir writers, will also offer answers to: How can chapter breaks function as time jumps? How can I handle time compression/dilation? What are…

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Saturday Night Write: Whose Story Should It Be?

December 21 @ 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. Whose story should it be.  How do you decide which character should be your protagonist.  If…

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