13 posts in category Workshops

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February 4 WORKSHOP – “Writing from the Male Point of View” with Sascha Illyvich

Learn to write from the Male Mindset, as cross-gender writing can be difficult but an important process to understand for a writer of any genre, particularly romance.  Sascha Illyvich started writing twelve years ago, releasing poetry and an occasional short erotica story before focusing on fetish romance, paranormal romance, and various subgenres.  His erotic romances have been listed under the Night Owl Romance and Road to Romance’s Recommended read list, as well nominated for a CAPA by ...

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November 5 – Nonfiction: News vs. Research – mini-workshop with Dennis Evanosky

East Bay historian and newspaper publisher Dennis Evanosky will contrast the role of the journalist with the role of the nonfiction writer. He will address the differences between the deadline-driven reporting of news for a newspaper and the longer-term, research-driven writing for a non-fiction book. He will also speak about receiving unsolicited articles for the newspaper, and how writers can best earn a spot on a newspaper page. He will suggest best practices for writing and submitting news ...

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Truth or Lie: Writing on the Cusp of Memoir and Fiction – Linda Joy Myers – May 8th

Since Oprah scolded James Frey, writers have been concerned with defining their genre. They worry about hurting the family, whether their memories are “right,” and also express concern about what to include—should they mention secrets, lies, and the dark stories that they’ve been taught should not be told, or be silent? What stories whisper in your ear, what stories do you want to write…even if no one reads them? In this hands-on workshop, we will draw upon writing exercises, such as ...

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