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October 2018

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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$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, 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: Novel Writing: Level 5 (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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$179

Are you ready to take your novel writing skills to the next level?  How do you go from having a series of scenes to something that makes sense as a novel?  In this course, you will delve into structure and discover if your story has enough (or too much complexity).  You will also learn how to handle subplots, manage the passage of time and let character motivation make the plot relatable.  Aspiring writers will have the opportunity to have samples of their work critiqued…

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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: Novel Writing: Level 6 (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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$179

Are you ready to take your novel writing skills to the next level?  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…

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Saturday Night Write: High Stakes Plotting

November 17 @ 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.   This time we'll discuss what it means to have high stakes in a novel, and…

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December 2018

Saturday Night Write: Metaphorically Speaking . . . with Special Guest Speaker Amber Helt

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

Amber will be speaking to Saturday Night Write on the topic Metaphorically Speaking.  Visit her at www.RootedinWriting.com. As you grow, you see the world differently. Well, so do your characters. Amber will lead a discussion on how to theme the metaphors in your character's POV narrative to subtly demonstrate their growth to your readers. Using this method, we can show your character’s motivations, personality, and evolution over the course of the story.

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