Find the fire in your writing!
I hope you’ll join me, in person or via livestream, for Creative Writing 1 (May 31 to June 14) and Creative Writing II (July 12 to July 25), as part of Colorado Mountain College’s summer offerings. Each class is $79 (community education, non-credit course).
Session I: We begin with why write? and then analyze power tools: word choice, clarity, intention and creating mood, tone, and tension. Next we will analyze what makes memorable characters – fiction and nonfiction, and how to create them and their settings. Last, we look at revision, the heart of writing – self-editing, deleting the parts no one reads.
Session II: We will look at structure, using the word tools from Session 1: every story needs a beginning, middle and end, fiction and nonfiction. Every character needs a quest, from picture books to essays. As we analyze the purpose of dialogue, we will create dialogues. Finally, as we delve deeper into revision strategies, we’ll discuss the bigger questions such as, what do I want my reader to remember and why? Finally, we’ll look at the process and choice of publishing goals and strategies.
Register here, before the class is full.