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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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January 2019

Saturday Night Write: Organizing Your Writing Practice with special guest Storm Huyen

January 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. Storm will speak to us on how to organize your writing time and workflow.  She will…

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February 2019

ConDFW

February 15 - February 16
Raddison Fossil Creek, 2540 Meacham Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76106 United States
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I'll be on programming at ConDFW.  Check their web site for programming schedule. http://www.condfw.org/

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Saturday Night Write: Aliens and Anthropomorphic Characters

February 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. Whether you're writing epic space opera or children's stories or a mystery told from the POV…

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March 2019

Pure Chocolate Launch Party

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bitter Sisters Brewery, 15103 Surveyor Blvd.
Addison, TX 75001 United States
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Are you ready to Return to the Chocoverse?  Reserve a copy of Pure Chocolate 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.   Date: March 5, 2018  Time: 7:30 PM  Location:  Bitter Sisters Brewery 15103 Surveyor Blvd. Addison, Texas 75001   www.interabangbooks.com  *  dallaschocolate.org  *  www.amberroyer.com  *  www.angryrobotbooks.com …

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Pure Chocolate Reading/Signing at The Writer’s Block, Las Vegas NV

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Writer’s Block, 1020 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101 United States
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i'll be doing a signing/reading at the Writer's Block in Las Vegas.  I'll be answering questions about chocolate, the Chocoverse and my writing technique. Here is a link to the event on their web site: http://www.thewritersblock.org/events/2019/2/12/amber-royer

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Saturday Night Write: The Benefits of Hands-On Research with Special Guest Bud Humble

March 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Flying Fish, 300 E Abram St
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Free

Our special guest for March, William "Bud" Humble, is a native Texan who's been writing for over 25 years. Though he's tried other things, his love of speculative fiction keeps drawing him back. His desire to help others achieve their literary dreams has led to him becoming the W.O.R.D. Director of Operations, a co-founder of Writers in the Field, and this year, he's also the driving force behind the August 3 WORDfest SW in Burleson. He will be speaking about…

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5 Week Class: Creativity Exercises (Start Date)

March 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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$179

Overcome writing/creative block or spark a new direction for your work in this hands-on class where participants will use writing prompts, story games, storyboarding, art techniques and more to unlock their creativity. This class is suitable for writers, game designers and other creatives. Participants will develop ideas sparked in class with weekly homework assignments and have a chance to have these assignments critiques.

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5 Session Class: Waxing Poetic (Start Date)

March 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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$179

Have you always wanted to understand what makes poetry different from ordinary language? Or do you write poetry, and want to delve deeper into the structure and history that shapes your work? In this course, participants will explore form and pattern in traditional poetry, as well as how to express themselves in free verse. They will explore the work of established and emerging poets and will build a small body of their own work throughout the course. Participants will have…

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5 Week Class: Novel Writing: Level 2 (Start Date)

March 18 @ 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 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, participants will learn why it is important to achieve character attachment, create characters who do indeed have agency, understand narrative structure and connect readers to their work by heightening pathos and suspense. Participants will have the opportunity to have samples of their work critiqued each week. Prerequisites are either: Novel Writing: Level…

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