Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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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 for the Beginner
$79.00 (1 section available)
This course will introduce new and aspiring writers to the world of creative writing. Students will learn the basic elements for writing poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction in a nurturing and challenging environment. Students will read traditional and contemporary literature that illustrates basic writing techniques and have the opportunity to write during class and/or bring in samples of their writing. There is no prior writing experience required for this class.

Writing Children's Books
$79.00 (1 section available)
Inspire a child. Provide a child with an amazing journey. Tackle tough topics such as anti-bullying and learning kindness. Write a children's book. In this course, you will learn what it takes to write a children's book. Learn how to develop characters a child can relate to and develop settings and experiences they will recognize.

Writing the Short Story
$99.00 (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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