Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wheel of Ten workshop with Mary Carroll Moore

THE WHEEL OF TEN: Essential Tools to Make Memoir and Fiction Come Alive
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Sleepy Hollow, NY (near Tarrytown) Friday, October 17, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.with 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. Sometimes compared to a ten-day tour of Europe, this workshop explores the ten most important writing tools for fiction, memoir, and any good storytelling in essay, nonfiction, or other genres. You'll spend the day in the community of other writers, practicing these ten tools and applying them to your writing immediately.

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.

Comments from past attendees of "Wheel of Ten" workshop
"I loved this workshop. Very useful!"
"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."

Fee: $120 Returning Moore students deduct $5 For more information or to register, please call the Hudson Valley Writers' Center at 914-332-5953, email, or visit their web site at Mary's new blog for writers is Her web site is

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