Events

May 21, 2022 TPS workshop: The Lost Art of Copiousness: Using Words Well To Give Your Writing An Edge (ZOOM)

By Lauran Strait / January 9, 2022 / 0 Comments

How much do you have to say? Plenty? A great deal? Copious amounts? Loads? Heaps? Oodles? A boatload? Having much to say is a good start, but having facility with saying it is another matter. In this workshop, we will investigate the lost art of superfluity, not only with plot material but also with words […]

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June 18, 2022 – TPS Workshop, presented by Alma Katsu

By Lauran Strait / May 11, 2022 / 0 Comments

Do you suffer from research paralysis? Are you intimidated by huge research projects in unfamiliar time periods, or one where there is an impossible amount of material to choose from? In this session, the author of widely acclaimed Donner Party retelling The Hunger (and recently published WWII novel The Fervor) explains how she applies research […]

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July 23, 2022 TPS workshop: How to Perform Surgery on Your Manuscript to Create Dynamic Prose That Will Keep Your Readers Engaged

By Lauran Strait / January 9, 2022 / 0 Comments

In this interactive seminar, we will examine real-world excerpts, including some from well-known published authors, in exercises focused on streamlining the writing. Participants will bring examples of their own work for similar exercises. Topics include: Active vs passive voice; Showing vs Telling; adverb and adjective abuses; abuse of filler words, overwriting/redundancy; and more.

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AUG 20, 2022 TPS–? presented by Brad Parks

By Lauran Strait / January 9, 2022 / 0 Comments

TBD

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2022 Conference

By hrwriters / February 4, 2021 / 0 Comments

Basic Conference Rate—Includes 2 plus-day admission (Sept 22-24), daily continental breakfast and lunch, (no outside food permitted), all-day beverages, no-fee writing contests, First 10-Lines Critique Sessions, two 10-minute pitches, 90-minute social, and open mic. Early Bird (until 6-10-22) Rate Member = $259, Early Bird Nonmember = $299 June 11 – Sept 5, 2022 Member = […]

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OCT 15, 2022 TPS–Draw Your Readers In – Understanding (and Controlling) Psychic Distance in Your Writing, presented by Valerie Wilkinson

By Lauran Strait / January 9, 2022 / 0 Comments

Most writers think of point of view (POV) in terms of 1st, 2nd, and all the variations of 3rd, but POV is much more powerful and complex than this. Another critical element of POV is how close the reader feels to the characters and the action of the story. This workshop will investigate psychic, or […]

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NOV 19, 2022 TPS workshop–SHORT STORIES: Crafting a Cohesive Collection, presented by Bill Glose

By Lauran Strait / January 9, 2022 / 0 Comments

This session will explain the benefits to having a theme for your collection and detail the various ways a book of short fiction can be structured. How to derive a theme from stories already written will also be discussed.

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