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June 2021

Show and Grow Your Prose with Professional Critique

June 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

  SHOW AND GROW your PROSE with Professional Critique Don’t miss this opportunity to read ten minutes of your prose** (short story, memoir, or novel chapter ONLY) to the audience, followed by a brief professional critique by our guest critiquers. 3 readings per session. For the time being, this event will be held via ZOOM. If you would like to read, please send your work via the box below. If you want to attend this event as as a listener…

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July 2021

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

July 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
$26 45 tickets left

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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August 2021

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

August 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
$26.00 44 tickets left

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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October 2021

Writing Fantasy–TPS Workshop

October 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
$26 45 tickets left

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 where do you begin when the only limits imposed are those of your imagination? How do you approach building an entirely new world and not…

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November 2021

Scene Building in Novels: Scene by Scene–TPS Workshop

November 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
$26 45 tickets left

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 for building strong scenes and developing a habit of telling by showing.

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