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March 2018

8-WEEK PLANNING OUT A NOVEL OR SERIES – CLASS BEGINS Thursday, March 29, 2018

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Foundry Club, 5307 E. Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, Texas 75206
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This is a workshop in fiction writing for beginners with no experience and intermediate students who want to streamline their writing process. Led by Amber Royer, whose debut novel Free Chocolate has been named one of the Barnes & Noble SFF Blog’s 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018, the class is designed to make you a more methodical and organized writer of long-form fiction. The course focuses on techniques that can be used to assemble a complete story bible (a document, wiki or other…

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April 2018

Saturday Night Write Discussion: Outlining Strategies

April 21 @ 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.   There are so many possible ways to approach a writing project.  It's easy to get…

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Seminar: Writing Villains as the Mirror of Heroes

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Foundry Club, 5307 E. Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, Texas 75206
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You often hear that a character needs to arc. But how does your protagonist realize she needs to change? What shows him the consequences of not arcing?  It's the villain, and the best protagonist/antagonist match-ups complement each other and come into direct conflict. We will focus on creating captivating protagonists and antagonists that challenge and test each other. This interactive seminar will also offer answers to: What is the difference between a villain and an antagonist? Why does my story…

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5 Session Class: Write It Short (Start Date)

April 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 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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5 Session Class: Focus on Genre: Writing Humor (Start Date)

April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Humorous writing can be hard to master. However, it can get easier if you understand the techniques comedians use to get a laugh. Whether you are pulling anecdotes from real life, are writing a funny character in fictional situations, or want to blend humor with other genres, there's something in this hands-on class for you. Aspiring writers will have the opportunity to have writing samples critiqued each week.

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

April 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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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May 2018

Saturday Night Write Discussion: New Takes on Old Ideas

May 19 @ 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.   Everything old becomes new again.  What makes mashups, retold tales, and flipped tropes so popular? …

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June 2018

Free Chocolate Launch Party

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Interabang Books, 10720 Preston Rd. Ste. 1009B
Dallas, TX 75230 United States
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Are you ready for a taste of  Free Chocolate?  Reserve a copy for the signing by calling Interabang Books at 214.484.4289 . If you get a chance, RSVP on Facebook.  It's not required, but it helps me know how much cake to bring.                                                                       Dallaschocolate.org and Interabang Books will be hosting my choc-tastic Launch Party. http://amberroyer.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Free%20Chocolate%20at%20Interabang%20Books.mp4   Date: June 7, 2018  Time: 7 PM  Location:  Interabang Books 10720 Preston Rd.  Ste. 1009B  Dallas, Texas 75230    www.interabangbooks.com * dallaschocolate.org *www.amberroyer.com  * …

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Workshop: Writing About Food

June 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Whether you're writing a novel, or want to be a blogger, adding descriptions of food will give a sensory appeal to your work and ground it in a specific place and time. This hands-on session will include a chocolate tasting. Participants will then write and share descriptions. Fiction writers will learn how to use the sense of taste to access their characters' memories and spark epiphanies. Non-fiction writers will focus on using specific language to accurately re-create their experiences.

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Saturday Night Write Discussion: Creativity Exercises

June 16 @ 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 month we will discuss the effectiveness of creativity exercises and brainstorming techniques, and test-drive…

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