Spring Workshops at Wordcrafters


Ready to join us? Here’s the registration information: http://wordcraftersineugene.org/programs/building-your-story-a-2-hour-workshop/
New! Building Your Story
Saturday, Jan 30th, 1-3 pm
Wordcrafters Workshop: 480 Charnelton, Eugene
Price: $35
This class covers all the basic aspects of story and applies to both short stories and novels. We’ll discuss spicing up your story with the “Three Cs”: The Clock, The Crucible, and The Contract.
We’ll learn how to determine where the story starts, when to enter the complication, we’ll talk about the need for rising action, what happens in the climax and what defines the story’s resolution. A number of in-class exercises and a series of handouts will be provided.
New! Mastering the Elements of Craft
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
5 weeks: Feb 2 to March 15 (no class March 1st)
Wordcrafters Workshop: 480 Charnelton, Eugene
Price: $165
An intermediate level overview of fiction’s essential building blocks. Under-standing the writer’s craft helps you sell your vision—your dream—to readers, agents, and editors. We’ll explore dialog, scene, structure, character, manu-script mechanics, and editing/revision strategies. This class includes lots of handouts, in-class exercises, and take-home assignments.
John Reed is the author of two novels, Thirteen Mountain and The Kingfisher’s Call, as well as numerous shorter non-fiction works. He has conducted writing workshops, classes and seminars around the country for the past 20 years; his sensitive and insightful critiques have inspired hundreds of writers. His classes on the novel, short stories, essays and magazine writing have given many students a stepping stone to publication. John has been a presenter at the Maui Writer’s Conference and the Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference.

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