Wednesday, August 13, 2008

One-Day Workshop

From Mary Carroll Moore:

Creating the Container:
Grounding Your Fiction and Memoir in the World
with Mary Carroll Moore

Hudson Valley Writers' Center, Sleepy Hollow, NY
(an easy commute from CT)

One-day workshop, Friday, September 12, 10-4
$120 ($115 for returning students)

Anton Chekhov wrote, "Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” Writers face a big problem when they try to bring their true or fictional stories out of memory, ideas, emotion, and backstory and place them in believable time and space.

Learn five techniques to create a container of setting, suspense, feeling, and momentum that will keep your reader engaged. Full of great writing exercises, this one-day workshop will help you fine-tune your ability to "show, don't tell."

Bring 3 pages of your own writing-in-progress and a book from a published writer you admire.

Instructor's bio:

Mary Carroll Moore is the published author of 12 books in nonfiction, how-to, and memoir and over 300 essays, articles, interviews, poems, and short stories; her first novel will be published in 2009. She teaches creative writing for The Studios at Key West, American Penwomen, Borders Bookshops, Hudson Valley Writers' Center, and The Loft Literary Center. Her blog, How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book, offers free weekly writing exercises.

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