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Writing Workshops Dallas: Teen Summer Writing Camp Level 2

It is a workshop-style class in fiction writing, designed to provide a peer environment for teenaged writers (Grades 8-12).  This class is designed to help teens who want to pursue writing as either a hobby or a potential career to build on the foundational skills gained in our…

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Writing Workshops Dallas: Teen Summer Writing Camp Session II

This is a workshop-style class in fiction writing, designed to provide a peer environment for teenaged writers (Grades 8-12).  This 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…

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Writing Workshops Dallas: Young Writer’s Camp Session II

This is a hands-on class in fiction designed to introduce young writers (Grades 4-7) to basic concepts in writing craft.  This class is designed to get students comfortable with writing down stories and help them learn to communicate more clearly.  Each day students will write stories based on…

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Writing Workshop’s Dallas: Teen Summer Writing Camp Session I

This is a workshop-style class in fiction writing, designed to provide a peer environment for teenaged writers (Grades 8-12).  This 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…

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Writing Workshop’s Dallas: Young Writer’s Camp Session I

This is a hands-on class in fiction designed to introduce young writers (Grades 4-7) to basic concepts in writing craft.  This class is designed to get students comfortable with writing down stories and help them learn to communicate more clearly.  Each day students will write stories based on…

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Saturday Night Write: Sticking the Landing: Effective Endings

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…

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Saturday Night Write: Using Internal Monologue

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…

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Saturday Night Write: Effective Action Scenes

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…

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Saturday Night Write: Filling in the Cast: Secondary Characters

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…

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Writing Workshops Dallas: 8-Week After School Fiction Writing for Teens

This is a workshop-style class in fiction writing, designed to provide a peer environment for teenaged writers (Grades 9-12).This 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…

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Saturday Night Write: Villain, Antagonist, Obstacle, oh my…

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…

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North Texas RWA: Archetypes vs. Cliche

Archetypes can be used as a shortcut to character development, which is effective as long as you build on this “template” with your unique voice and viewpoint to make a real person.  We will discuss how you can use archetype without falling into cliche.  What are some of the worst…

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Saturday Night Write: Whose Story Should It Be?

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…

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Seminar: Managing the Passage of Time

Some stories take place in a matter of days, or even hours.  Others are multi-generational epics.  And yet, both need to fit into the number of pages you get for a book manuscript or screenplay.  So how do you manage the progression of time?  We will focus on utilizing…

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Seminar: High Stakes Plotting

You know there needs to be something at stake in your plot, but are those stakes high enough to keep the reader engaged?  Are the stakes getting higher as your story progresses?  Will readers be on the edge of their seats, so invested in what is happening to your character…

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Saturday Night Write: Story vs. Situation

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…

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Saturday Night Write: Tension and Conflict

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…

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Sisters in Crime: How Competing Character Agency Amps Up Your Plot

Character agency is a character’s ability to take actions and make decisions that have a lasting impact on the story’s plot. When multiple characters in your story exercise agency, and when they have their own agendas (so important in mystery!) which clash, things really get interesting. Learn how…

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Saturday Night Write: Nonstadard Words With Special Guest Peter Keenan

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…

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Carrollton League of Writers: Truth and Lies in Your Fiction

This month, we’re going to talk about lies — the lies your character believes about himself, and the lies he tells himself, the lies other characters tell, all of those un-truths and pieces of misunderstood subtext that make for page-turning reading.  But we’re also going to talk…

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5 Week Class: Novel Writing: Unit 4 – Character Building (Start Date)

It is often said that, “Story Is Character.” In this course, you will learn how to design dynamic protagonists, villains, mentors and sidekicks, and love interests – and how to handle unlikable characters and antiheroes. Aspiring writers will have the opportunity to have samples of their work critiqued each week.Prerequisites…

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5 Week Class: Focus on Genre: Getting a Clue About Mystery (Start Date)

Whether the mysteries you love take place in coffee shops with quirky amateur sleuths, or in gritty neighborhoods with jaded detectives, mystery fans can find much to get excited about in today’s market. Are you ready to write one of your own? Learn how to reverse-engineer a mystery…

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What to Leave in and What to Leave out with Special Guest Terry Detrich

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…

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Teen Summer Writing Camp Session III

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

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