Whenever I speak to a group, someone is sure to ask, “When are you going to give a class about writing?” Many people enjoy writing more when they can have feedback with a group. A writers group is wonderful for that – friends who meet – or “Meetup” to share their writing and get some feedback and tips. I’ve designed a class with more structure which facilitates, literally, “Old School” learning. It’s described below, and will be on my website, on the page Classes and Coaching, after this little blurb passes on. If you don’t need it, wonderful! Please let others know who may benefit. Someone out there has a New Year’s Resolution to take a writing class!
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Write Your Own Classic
Meets 1.5 hours, 7-8:30, 6 weeks, starts January 14
1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville
Classroom A, 1st Unitarian Universalist Church
$25 due at each class, or $125 in advance for all six.
This is a structured creative writing class aimed at working on your memoir or novel. Aristotle’s classic structure can be applied to either. Step by step you’ll practice developing Setting, Character, Plot, Moral, and Theme. These are the elements that make a book worth reading.
Finding one’s voice and choosing a style; and organizing your structure are also topics.
Each class will feature a brief lecture with examples; partnered and group activities, independent writing and voluntary sharing. It is anchored with a PowerPoint / slide presentation and you will have handouts to take home and use. There are no grades. Our goal is learning, fun, and improvement. Writers at all levels will be successful and are welcome.
If you are interested, please answer these yes or no and email your answers to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional details or feedback. OR REPLY/COMMENT below. THANK YOU!
1. Can you attend on Saturday mornings, 10-11:30?
2. Can you attend Tuesday or Wed or Th nights, 7-8:30?
3. Can you start mid-January? If not, when?