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October 2018

Chocolate Demo at Writer’s In The Field

October 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018
The Steampunk November Grounds, 492 Cordes Dr.
Mansfield, TX 76084 United States
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$75

I'll be partnering with representatives from DallasChocolate.org to talk chocolate in a hands-on presentation at the second annual Writer's in the Field. The event is intended to help local writers take their research to the next level, to improve their fiction.  They'll have experts in a variety of fields.

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8-Week After School Fiction Writing for Teens (Start Date)

October 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$495

This 8-week workshop-style class in fiction writing is designed to provide a peer environment for teenage writers (Grades 9-12). Led by Amber Royer, whose debut novel Free Chocolate has been named one of Barnes & Noble's 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018, the 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…

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Saturday Night Write: High Stakes Plotting

October 20, 2018 @ 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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ONLINE 8-Week Planning Out a Novel or Series (Start Date)

October 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$495

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…

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Free Chocolate Book Signing (Wiseman House Chocolates)

October 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wiseman House Chocolates, 406 west grubbs street
Hico, 76457 United States
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Wiseman House will host science fiction author Amber Royer for a signing event.  She will read from her choco-focused space opera Free Chocolate, which centers around a galactic war over the one thing Earth has that everyone wants a taste of: chocolate.  Amber will also answer questions about the book and her writing process, and give hints about what's next for the Chocoverse, with Pure Chocolate coming out in March.

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November 2018

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

November 12, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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 Discussion: Focus On Secondary Characters

November 20, 2018 @ 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're going to shine the spotlight on characters that don't usually get a…

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December 2018

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

December 15, 2018 @ 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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