Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Writing Workshop

From CT IWWG Member Mary Carroll Moore:

THE WHEEL OF TEN: Essential Tools to Make Memoir and Fiction Come Alive
One-day workshop with award-winning writer Mary Carroll Moore
Spend a lively day exploring the ins and outs of ten essential writing tools that professional writers never leave home without. Even one, well used, will bring new vibrancy to a not-quite-there-yet memoir, short story, or novel. Fun writing exercises, short readings, discussion will help us see new levels of these basic tools—how to use them, how they influence a writer’s voice and the success of a piece of writing, and why they must be considered for any good storytelling (true tales, faction, or fiction): action, dialogue, pacing, point of view, backstory, chronology, setting, motive, closeness/distance, and change. Bring a bag lunch and short piece of writing in progress to use during the exercises or start something new in class. For all skill levels. Past attendees have said: "Enlightening. Totally changed the way I think." "I'd recommend this workshop to anyone. My writing now makes sense to me in a different light." "Best writing instruction I've ever had."
Mary Carroll Moore is the published author of 13 books in memoir, fiction, and nonfiction and over 500 articles, columns, short stories, essays, and poems. She teaches writing and coaches writers to help them realize their creative dreams. Her web site is
Workshop location: Hudson Valley Writers Center, Sleepy Hollow, NY (easy commute from NYC and CT)
Date: Friday, June 20, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Fee: $120 Returning Moore students deduct $5
For more information or to register: call the Hudson Valley Writers' Center at 914-332-5953, email, or visit

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