WINTER 2018 – ONLINE


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Two-Day Online Seminar:
Improve Your Submission Game

(taught by Chris Daley)

SOLD OUT


Two Sundays
11:00 am to 1:00 pm (Pacific)

February 18 and February 25, 2018

It’s a new year and a new chance to up your submission game. By the time this seminar is over, you will have 1) increased knowledge of how, where, and when to submit your fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, 2) an overview of the current literary publication landscape, 3) tips on writing effective cover letters, bios, pitches, and agent queries, and 4) a greater sense of confidence about sending your work out into the world. This seminar is geared toward students who have at least one finished piece of work. All genres welcome. Join us for two fun Sundays of publication preparation.

This seminar is open to students of all levels. 
 
Enrollment limit: 8 students
$150 course fee


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Two-Day Online Seminar:
Getting to the Heart of Your Characters
(taught by Scott O'Connor)


Two Sundays
11:00 am to 1:00 pm (Pacific)

March 11 and March 18, 2018

Character is the heart of story, but how do we create characters that come alive on the page, resonating with readers and grabbing their attention? During this intensive two-day seminar, we’ll explore what it takes to create unforgettable characters. Engaging from a variety of directions—voice, point of view, backstory, and motivation—we’ll help new characters come alive on the page and turn existing (and potentially difficult) characters into compelling players in your story.

We’ll also read authors who have a particular genius for creating vibrant, authentic characters. We’ll discuss their work, analyze their techniques, and find ways to apply those techniques to our own character-building process. Through writing exercises, we’ll shake up our ways of thinking about character and test some of the strategies we’ve learned. During the second meeting, participants will have the opportunity to workshop a piece of writing. This seminar is open to students of all levels. 
 
Enrollment limit: 8 students
$150 course fee