Join us for our annual Open House with guest speaker Douglas Smith
Tickets are free for everyone, but please pre-register below.
What are the secrets to writing spectacular short stories? Join multi-award-winning writer Douglas Smith as he provides tips on the craft of writing the short story. Topics covered will include crafting characters, choosing the right point-of-view, pros and cons for various POV options, plotting as character decisions, why setting is character, stories with multiple POV characters, handling scene and POV changes, POV and character voice, non-linear plots, writing scenes out of order, opening lines, implied back story, handling information flow, story structures, recommended resources...and more.
Grab your pen (and your shovel!), we're going on a archeological dig into your personal narrative to find the treasures buried there. Through a variety of creative exercises you will uncover the gems that make up your most meaning moments. Tracey creates a completely supportive and confidential space where everyone is welcome to share and everyone who shares receives encouraging feedback.
15 Key Editing Tricks
How do you keep readers on the edge of their seats? Learn how to edit your story in this event with Greg Ioannou. His presentation will cover the key elements you should look for in your draft, from concept to structure to plot, and how to improve them.