Traveling Pen Series

Creating and Sustaining the Fictional Dream: Using Solid Limited-Third Person Point of View to Help Readers Live in Your Fictional Dreamworld

By Lauran Strait / January 9, 2022 / 0 Comments

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create and maintain a vivid and continuous fictional dream. We’ll also discuss how to avoid bumping the reader out of the dream via authorial or narrative intrusion, clumsy writing, deviation in real-time linearity, telling rather than showing, improper internal monologue presentation, and many other things. We will […]

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Creative Writing in a Nutshell: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started as a Writer

By Lauran Strait / January 9, 2022 / 0 Comments

This class will give those new to creative writing or considering beginning creative writing, a brief overview of getting started and establishing a solid foundation whether focused on writing short stories, novels, memoirs, or other creative nonfiction. It ranges from thinking like a writer to basic writing techniques of plot, characterization, scene, setting, dialogue, point […]

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Planning Ahead: Working with Outlines

By Lauran Strait / January 9, 2022 / 0 Comments

Have you ever sat down to write a story and realized you have no idea how or where to start? In this workshop, we’ll go over some of the ways writers get their creative engines revved up and moving, using basic outlines as the bones of our stories, exercises in basic character formation and development […]

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May TPS–TBD–Possibly in-person at TCC but may be Zoomed

By Lauran Strait / January 9, 2022 / 0 Comments

It has not yet been determined if this workshop will be in-person at TCC or if it will be zoomed. Check back for more details as they emerge. ¬†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 […]

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June TPS–TBD

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TBD

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July TPS–TBD

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AUG TPS–TBD

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OCT TPS–TBD

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NOV TPS–TBD

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TBD

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