Traveling Pen Series

From Logline to Draft: Writing Children’s Picture Books–TPS Workshop

By hrwriters / February 12, 2021 / Comments Off on From Logline to Draft: Writing Children’s Picture Books–TPS Workshop

Do you have an idea for a children’s picture book but don’t know where to start? Or do you feel stuck on your current picture book project? This is a hands-on workshop that will take you from writing a logline to using notecards for the beats of your story to drafting a scene for your […]

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Self-Publishing: It’s Not All DIY–TPS Workshop

By hrwriters / February 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Self-Publishing: It’s Not All DIY–TPS Workshop

How much of self-publishing can you actually do by yourself? This workshop will take you through the steps from writing to obtaining reviews for your book. Should you hire an editor? A cover designer? Buy an ISBN? What is copyrighting and should you file for it? How do you get your books into a bookstore? […]

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Jumpstarting and Revising the Poem–TPS Workshop

By hrwriters / February 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Jumpstarting and Revising the Poem–TPS Workshop

In our writing practice, there are times when it feels as though the challenges or obstacles we encounter are insurmountable. Sometimes, we need to apply patience and care; other times, perhaps a bit more ruthlessness might be necessary for clearing away the underbrush so the poem can emerge. This poetry workshop (for poets ideally with […]

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Fiction & Creative Nonfiction: Description, Metaphor, and the Narrative Lens–TPS Workshop

By hrwriters / February 16, 2021 / Comments Off on Fiction & Creative Nonfiction: Description, Metaphor, and the Narrative Lens–TPS Workshop

Join novelist Diane Zinna for an exploration of how vivid descriptions can bring our readers closer to our work, advance story, and make the hearts of our characters known by what they see.

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Writing a Spooky Story: Incorporating Horror Elements into Your Writing–TPS Workshop

By hrwriters / February 16, 2021 / Comments Off on Writing a Spooky Story: Incorporating Horror Elements into Your Writing–TPS Workshop

Halloweeen is just around the corner, so get ready for those spooky story submissions. The horror genre isn’t for everyone, but elements of horror do appear in plenty of stories. Learn how to incorporate these elements into your work wisely, and how to make your spooky Halloween story stand out from the rest.

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Writing Fantasy–TPS Workshop

By hrwriters / February 16, 2021 / Comments Off on Writing Fantasy–TPS Workshop

The fantasy genre imagines other worlds as settings for the story, worlds where myths and legends are real, magic rules, and wondrous creatures leap off the page. With the monumental success on the page and screen of properties like Game of Thrones and Harry Potter, interest in the genre is at an all-time high. But […]

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Scene Building in Novels: Scene by Scene–TPS Workshop

By hrwriters / February 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Scene Building in Novels: Scene by Scene–TPS Workshop

Chances are that the last “unputdownable” novel you read was composed of dynamic, vivid scenes that gripped you from page one and never let go. In this workshop we’ll discuss the power of scenes, analyze their components, and explore traditional and non-traditional ways to keep your reader glued to the page. We’ll also practice techniques […]

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