A Writer’s “Touch-up.”

In Classes, Craft on September 7, 2009 at 3:45 pm

For writers like me, fall is the real “new year.”  Cooler weather and darker days drives me to my desk, to my writing. But it’s also when I crack open writing books, sign up for classes and take back in the fuel that helps me do my job well. 

Give yourself a writer’s “touch-up” this October. Three 1 week mini-classes for just $49 each, or if you REGISTER before September 20th, you can have all three for just $129.

Method Writing. 1 week. Self-paced.
October 5 through 9, 2009. $49.  

REGISTER before September 20th for all 3 for just $129!

Some of the most widely acclaimed actors from Sean Penn to Robert Deniro  use an acting strategy that is said to have “revolutionized” modern cinema: “method acting.” In the form, rather than attempting to simulate emotional experiences in scenes, actors draw from their own emotional stores, channeling real feelings of their own to create characters so vibrant and alive that the line between actor and character vanishes.

In fiction, writers can use this same concept to create compelling scenes and characters rich with believable emotion. I call it “method writing.”

In this intensive 1-week course you’ll learn to draw from several rich personal fonts for the energy and emotion needed to make scenes feel authentic.  REGISTER


How to Finish what you Start. 1 week. Self-paced.
October 12 through 16, 2009. $49


When the powerful momentum of a writing project starts to flag, how do you keep yourself going to the end? This 1 week class will explore practical and playful ways to bypass your sabotage techniques and get you back on track!



Learn to Layer Scene Types. 1 week. Self-paced.
October 26 through 30. $49. 

REGISTER by September 20th for ALL THREE for just $129.

You might be a master of the scene, but now learn to layer them for powerful effect. Avoid “monochromatic” fiction that lacks variety and texture. In this intensive you’ll learn about the ingredients of, and how to wield, different scene types, from slow, contemplative scenes, to heavy-hitting dramatic scenes and dozens of others in between.


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