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NEW!  Building a World for Stories and Games  
Item: C541 Rebecca Demarest
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: ONLINE via Zoom  (link emailed two business days prior to class)
Sessions: 6 Th , WA
1/28/2021 - 3/4/2021 Fee: $149.00

Solid worldbuilding is what draws us into good stories and keeps us believing the world we're immersed in. We'll spend these weeks going over the various aspects of worldbuilding and how to approach them to create a fully fledged world.

 

 

 How To Write Short Stories  
Item: C533 GG Silverman
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: ONLINE via Zoom  (link emailed two business days prior to class)
Sessions: 6 W , WA
1/20/2021 - 2/24/2021 Fee: $149.00

Please Note: This class has been moved online. Access instructions will be shared after registration

If you love reading short stories and want to write them, this class is for you. We'll examine jaw-dropping short stories and what makes them tick. We'll try writing our own short fiction, learning idea generation techniques, experimental story formats, and revision tips to make your stories gleam. Then we'll learn how to get published.
Students will leave this class with at least 3 new short story ideas, a cover letter for submitting stories to publishers, and a critique of a story up to 5000 words from the instructor, author G.G. Silverman.

SUPPLIES: Bring either a notebook and a pen OR a laptop/tablet with writing software

 

 

NEW!  Lean Mean Editing Machine  
Item: C523 GG Silverman
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: ONLINE via Zoom  (link emailed two business days prior to class)
Sessions: 4 Su , WA
1/17/2021 - 2/7/2021 Fee: $99.00

If you've been writing short stories, and want to polish them for publication, please join us. Author G.G. Silverman will take you through her proven editing process that makes her stories so attractive to publishers, and helps her win awards. Bring a copy of a rough draft of a short story to class, and in 4 weeks, you'll be putting these concepts into practice, and will finish the course with a tightly revised story.

Supplies: Laptop, or pen and paper

 

 

NEW!  Spaceships and Dragons  
Item: C540 Rebecca Demarest
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: ONLINE via Zoom  (link emailed two business days prior to class)
Sessions: 6 Tu , WA
1/26/2021 - 3/2/2021 Fee: $149.00

Whether you write in space or with magic, or some combination of both, this is the class for you! Equal parts idea generation and workshopping, we'll dig into what makes speculative fiction come to life on the page.

 

 

NEW!  Weaving Together Creative Nonfiction  
Item: C525 Caleb Tankersley
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: ONLINE via Zoom  (link emailed two business days prior to class)
Sessions: 6 W , WA
1/13/2021 - 2/17/2021 Fee: $149.00

Everyone has interesting stories, perspectives, and experiences that would be great for creative essays. This class will provide tools, techniques, styles, and formats to help you craft your own nonfiction pieces and edit them into publishable shape. You will leave the course with at least two starter essays and a critique of writing up to 4000 words from author Caleb Tankersley.