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Monday, July 13, 2020
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Basics of Horror Writing
$89.00 (1 section available)
What are you afraid of? What scares us? Learn to begin to master that fear and write about it. From the thing under the bed to the creepy monster in the closed, begin to tell stories that terrify.

Beginning Writer's Workshop
$129.00 (1 section available)
Like a true writing workshop, you will learn literary techniques, peer review a classmate's work, and receive constructive criticism on your work. In addition, you will learn how to move your work from the prewriting stage to editing and final revision. You will also learn how to use literary devices, meaningful dialogue, and imagery in your different drafts. By the end of this online workshop, you will have a thoroughly developed creative writing piece. You might even be ready for publication!

Breakthrough Writing-Your First Novel
$99.00 (1 section available)
Students will learn how to start a novel (or if applicable, finish one), and to revise and self-edit with clarity and honesty. But, most importantly, students will learn to unfurl the story in their head and put it on paper in a cohesive way. Topics include developing plot, characters, conflict and pacing. Finer points such as naming your characters, will also be discussed. Feedback from the instructor (a published author) and fellow students will be provided.

Creative Writing
$79.00 (2 sections available)
Students will develop and hone their creative writing skills in this class. Both beginners and advanced writers are welcome. Topics include memoirs, poetry, essays, short stories and novels. Individual development will be stressed and workshops will be used to encourage class participation.

Introduction to Journaling
$129.00 (1 section available)
Discover how journaling can help you learn more about yourself, explore your dreams, values, and beliefs, improve your health, survive unwanted change, succeed in your career, and express your creativity.

Introduction to Screenwriting
$129.00 (1 section available)
Learn everything you need to know to write a great script, from structure, character creation, and dialogue to marketing and selling your screenplay.

Memoir Writing Workshop
$49.00 (1 section available)
Everyone has a story to tell. In this workshop, students will learn what it takes to write a memoir, including tips on how to get started and practical advice on publishing options.

Mystery Writing
$129.00 (1 section available)
Discover the three-act story structure and show you how to propel the action forward to a climax. You will discover the between story and plot and get a chance to experiment with viewpoints to see which one works best with your mystery. You will discover special techniques that apply to mysteries, including crime scene description, MacGuffins, and the use of red herrings to misdirect your readers and create suspense. Following each lesson, you will get to practice on your own story.

Playwriting
$99.00 (1 section available)
Learn about the craft of writing for the stage, including elements of dramatic dialogue, the breakdown of scenes into measurable units, and how to engage an audience through the written word. We'll read and study a successful one-act play, and interpret scripts through dramatic readings. By the end of the class, you'll complete either an original one-act play or the first act for a longer stage play.

Romance Writing
$129.00 (1 section available)
Whether you're a new or experienced writer, this course will teach you the skills you need to write a romance novel that will make readers swoon.

Travel Writing
$129.00 (1 section available)
Profit from your experiences in exotic lands (or your own backyard) by learning how to write and sell travel articles and books.

Write and Publish Your Nonfiction Book
$129.00 (1 section available)
Whether you dream of becoming a full-time author, writing books to advance your career, or penning your memoir or family history, this fun and information-packed course will teach you how to plan, research, write, edit, and publish your masterpiece.

Writing the Short Story
$89.00 (1 section available)
A short story is a slice of life and it's the best place for new writers to hone their craft. Stories capture particular people and places, memories and images, and ideas and emotions that make up daily lives. Get started (or to get going again) and tap into thoughts, memory and imagination. Topics include developing structure, narrative, voice, plot and character; creating dialogue; and examining the work of key contemporary short story writers. Writing exercises and discussion will round out class sessions. The aim is to complete a short story by the end of the course. No previous writing experience is required.

 
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