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August 2018

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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5 Session Class: Creating Unique Blog Content (Start Date)

October 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Whether you are just starting a blog, or looking for a way to amp yours up, you probably realize that you need a combination of striking visuals and pithy words to hold the attention of today's media saturated audience. In this class, you will learn how to write blog posts that provide useful content in a way that will let you build your reputation as an expert, as well as the basics of how to take photos that have a…

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Saturday Night Write Discussion: NaNoWriMo Prep Session

October 20 @ 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.   Are you ready for NaNoWrimo (National Novel Writing Month) -- the annual event where participants…

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November 2018

5 Session Class: Writing About Yourself Online (Start Date)

November 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Whether you're wanting to present yourself as a foodie, share your travelogues or highlight yourself as an expert in a profession or hobby, sharing personal stories will help your readers connect with you. 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. We will discuss appropriate length and style, depending on whether you are looking to submit to on-line journals, build a voice for…

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5 Session Class: Novel Writing: Level 3 (Start Date)

November 12 @ 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 take your novel writing skills to the next level? In this course, you will learn how to handle four different types of scenes: action scenes, relationship scenes, humorous scenes and "twister" scenes. We will cap the course with a session on troubleshooting your plot, editing your draft and submitting your work. 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…

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5 Session Class: Write It Short (Start Date)

November 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Get ready to write for kids and/or teens, some of our most demanding yet voracious readers. Learn how publishers divide Children's and YA books according to age and content, and how to create characters and plotlines that will resonate with readers at each of those different ages. Students will have the opportunity to have samples of their work critiqued each week. Prerequisites are either Beginner's Fiction, Novel Writing: Level 1, or some experience with basic fiction writing techniques.

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