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5 Session Class: Write It Short (Start Date)

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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5 Session Class: Creating Unique Blog Content (Start Date)

Whether you are just starting a blog, or looking for a way to amp yours up, you probably realize that you need a combination of striking visuals and pithy words to hold the attention of today’s media saturated audience. In this class, you will learn how to write blog…

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

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…

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5 Session Class: Creative Writing: Beginner’s Fiction (Start Date)

If you love to read and have always wanted to write, bring a pen or your laptop to this class. Students will learn how to create fiction that will resonate with readers and will take their first steps towards developing their own unique literary voice. Topics include: narration, characterization, dialogue…

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5 Session Class: Are You Ready to Publish? (Start Date)

Whether you are looking for a traditional publisher, or are planning to self-publish your manuscript, you need to have a top-notch manuscript, and either submission or advertising materials. In this class you will do some hands-on editing, create a query and synopsis, build a couple of versions…

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5 Session Class: Novel Writing: Level 1 (Start Date)

Have you always wanted to write a novel and don’t know where to start? Or do you have a work in progress that needs help becoming a finished draft? This class starts with the basics — character, plot, setting and theme to ensure that you are building a sound structure…

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Workshop: Query Letter Clinic for Writers

Do you have a completed novel or a novel-in-progress? Are you ready to take the next step towards getting it traditionally published? Then you need a well-polished query letter to serve as your introduction to prospective agents and editors. Learn what goes into an effective query – and…

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Workshop: Writing About Food

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…

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Free Chocolate Launch Party

Are you ready for a taste of  Free Chocolate?  Dallaschocolate.org and Interabang Books will be hosting my choc-tastic Launch Party. 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  *  www.angryrobotbooks…

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

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…

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5 Session Class: Focus on Genre: Writing Humor (Start Date)

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…

write-it-short

5 Session Class: Write It Short (Start Date)

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…

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WORDfest 2.0

WORDfest is back – bigger, greater, and more festive than ever! Last year, this big-tent ‘all-you-can-meet’ literary event brought over 20 North Texas writers organizations and more than 300 writers together at Tarrant County College’s Northeast Campus for a day of unforgettable creative connection.Whether you…

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5 Session Class: Novel Writing, Level 2 (Start Date)

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…

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5 Session Class: Writing a Cookbook (Start Date)

Do you come from a family of great cooks? Are you a chef? Or have you spent years collecting recipes from friends, family and the back of boxes and cans? Or do you belong to an organization that needs a special fundraiser treasure? These are all great reasons for compiling…

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5 Session Class: Writing About Yourself: Level 2 (Start Date)

Want to delve into the techniques that make memoirs jump off the page and personal blog entries get clicks? This class will include hands-on exercises for recovering memory and filling in the gaps through research and interviews. It will also cover organizing memorabilia and adding visual elements to accompany…