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Meadville Market House, Second Floor

A Workshop Presented by the Meadville Council on the Arts

No matter what genre you write in, good fiction comes from the basics. Multi-published and award-winning authors Babs Mountjoy and Kathy Otten, will lead this workshop, full of discussion, models, exercises and fun, too!

Sessions will include—

INTRO TO CREATIVE FICTION-WRITING - Bring a short piece to share, and we'll learn each other's writing inspirations.

DIALOGUE- We'll look not only at how to write
believable conversations, but how they enhance your story.

INCREASING CONFLICT AND TENSION IN YOUR STORY- Do you want to write a story your reader can't put down? We'll examine what conflict is and how it drives the story.

DIVERSITY IN YOUR FICTION – We’ll use exercises like those in Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward's, Writing the Other, and other sources to expand your thinking about using characters of other race/class/ethnicity in your stories.

PACKING AN EMOTIONAL PUNCH - We'll talk about ways to show how a character feels through visceral reaction and fresh description that will ramp up your reader's investment in the story.

WEAVING AN ALTERNATIVE SETTING INTO YOUR STORY- Learn how transport your readers to another era or alternate world without sounding like a text book.

Classes will be held on Tuesdays,
At the Meadville Market House
March 26th through April 30th 2013
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Non-members $65.00
For more information contact

Meadville Council on the Arts
Phone & Fax (814)336-5051

Or to reserve and mail in your payment before the limited seats are gone, send to:

Meadville Council on the Arts
P.O.Box 337
Meadville PA 16335


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