Events

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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September 28, 2024–Show and Grow Your Prose with Professional Critique at the Muse

By Lauran Strait / January 9, 2024 / 0 Comments

Don’t miss the chance to get free, professional feedback on your written work. Presenters will read up to ten minutes of their material, which will be followed by another ten minutes of feedback from our guest critiquers Lauran Strait and Michael Khandelwal. If you desire, your material can be read anonymously by one of our staff. We […]

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2024 Conference

By hrwriters / April 23, 2024 / 0 Comments

Basic Conference Rate—Includes 2 plus-day admission (November 9-11), daily continental breakfast and lunch, (no outside food permitted), all-day beverages, no-fee writing contests, First 10-Line Critique Sessions, two 10-minute pitches, 90-minute social, and open mic. Early Bird (until Aug 4, 2024): Member = $299, Early Bird Nonmember = $339 Aug 5 – Oct 25, 2024: Member = $349, Nonmember = […]

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