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March 16, 2024 TPS Workshop–Writing Stand-Out Flash by Randall Brown

By Lauran Strait / December 1, 2023 / 0 Comments

Writing Stand-Out Flash  This workshop focuses on writing flash fiction for publication. In editors’ slush piles, hundreds or thousands of flash compete for attention. Here, we’ll discuss ways to make your flash sparkle.

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April 5, 2024–Writer’s Virtual Social Hour (AKA–the Quarantini)

By Lauran Strait / January 2, 2024 / 0 Comments

Spend an hour talking to your writer friends. Make new friends. Compare notes. Eat, drink, and be merry!

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April 20, 2024–TPS Workshop–What Makes Writing Flow? by A.D. Nauman

By Lauran Strait / December 1, 2023 / 0 Comments

What Makes Writing Flow? What do we mean when we talk about “flow”? “Flow” is a function of grammar, word choice, and transitional language, but it also connects to readers’ expectations. In this class, we’ll analyze a variety of texts for flow and tackle the big question of when, if ever, authors might intentionally disrupt […]

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May 3, 2024–Writer’s Virtual Social Hour (AKA–the Quarantini)

By Lauran Strait / January 2, 2024 / 0 Comments

Spend an hour talking to your writer friends. Make new friends. Compare notes. Eat, drink, and be merry!

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May 18, 2024 — TPS Workshop — Write Tight: Why it’s Important and How to Do it, by Miko Marsh

By Lauran Strait / January 18, 2024 / Comments Off on May 18, 2024 — TPS Workshop — Write Tight: Why it’s Important and How to Do it, by Miko Marsh

Write Tight: Why it’s Important and How to Do it Storytelling can be used to entertain, inform, reenact events, express emotions, and teach. Whether you’re working on a poem or an epic novel, your word choice and delivery will affect your audience’s ability to connect to what you’ve written. In this workshop, Miko Marsh will […]

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June 7, 2024–Writer’s Virtual Social Hour (AKA–the Quarantini)

By Lauran Strait / January 2, 2024 / 0 Comments
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June 15, 2024–From Idea to First Draft: How to Plot Your Novel by Leslye Penelope

By Lauran Strait / January 3, 2024 / 0 Comments

From Idea to First Draft: How to Plot Your Novel   Turning inspiration into a finished novel is often daunting. In this workshop, you’ll learn a proven step-by-step process for structuring your story idea into a draft-ready outline. Learn to develop memorable characters, craft internal and external character arcs, and sequence pivotal events and tensions […]

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July 20, 2024 — TPS Workshop — Point of View: Who is Telling the Story (and to Whom), by Clifford Garstang

By Lauran Strait / January 17, 2024 / Comments Off on July 20, 2024 — TPS Workshop — Point of View: Who is Telling the Story (and to Whom), by Clifford Garstang

Point of View: Who is Telling the Story (and to Whom) In this seminar, we’ll look at Point of View from a different perspective. (See what I did there?) While a writer’s choice of a narrator for a story (or essay, or even a poem) is critical and one that most writers put a great […]

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August 17, 2024–TPS Workshop–Chopped! The Writing Workshop, by Jody Hobbs Hesler

By Lauran Strait / February 20, 2024 / Comments Off on August 17, 2024–TPS Workshop–Chopped! The Writing Workshop, by Jody Hobbs Hesler

Chopped! The Writing Workshop Inspired by the TV cooking game show Chopped, this generative writing workshop will present students with a “basket” of four “ingredients.” “Ingredients” will be drawn from these categories: situations, objects or places, restrictions (on form or style), and people or moods. During our writing time, each writer will not only include […]

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September 21, 2024 TPS Workshop–Character Development: Using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to Create Believable, Multi-layered Characters, by Barbara V. Evers

By Lauran Strait / January 9, 2024 / 0 Comments

Character Development: Using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to Create Believable, Multi-layered Characters Don’t make your readers toss the book across the room in disgust. Taught by a certified Myers Briggs facilitator and award-winning author, this workshop will explain how the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) can help you create believable personalities for your characters…and […]

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