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Beyond Physical Place: Expanding Your Sense of Setting – asynchronous

Course Description: The easy temptation when one thinks about setting is to equate it with physical place alone. But this habit deprives you of a potentially much richer resource: the culture, psychology, and history of the places where you set your tales. Increasing your awareness of the aspects of setting that lie beneath physical place …

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DEEP DIVE INTO CHARACTERS WITH DIANA SPECHLER – synchronous, 7-12 July 2021

About the workshop Good writing starts with strong characters. In this DEEP DIVE INTO CHARACTERS workshop, centered on personal nonfiction writing but applicable to fiction, novelist and essayist Diana Spechler will guide you through exercises and prompts that shine a light on human nature, your own nature, and the natures of your characters. About the …

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DEEP DIVE INTO CHARACTERS WITH DIANA SPECHLER – synchronous, 6-12 May 2021

About the workshop Good writing starts with strong characters. In this DEEP DIVE INTO CHARACTERS workshop, centered on personal nonfiction writing but applicable to fiction, novelist and essayist Diana Spechler will guide you through exercises and prompts that shine a light on human nature, your own nature, and the natures of your characters. About the …

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Beyond Physical Place: Expanding Your Sense of Setting – synchronous, May 21-29, 2021

Course Description: The easy temptation when one thinks about setting is to equate it with physical place alone. But this habit deprives you of a potentially much richer resource: the culture, psychology, and history of the places where you set your tales. Increasing your awareness of the aspects of setting that lie beneath physical place …

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SPECULATIVE FICTION – synchronous, hybrid (online and in-person); 1-9 July 2021

1-9 July, 2021  “One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.”― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia Course Description The more things change the more we need…monsters. But why do some chill us more than others? How do writers make invented magic seem real?  Why do characters talk so much during …

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