Master’s Workshop: 5 Keys for Fixing Your Story

September 27, 2014

WC2 Masters Workshops – 3 One-Day Masters Workshops with Art Holcomb, Ace Antonio Hall, or Nancy Ellen Dodd, Los Angeles Valley College, CA
http://www.wcwriters.com/workshops

Nancy’s Workshop: “5 Keys for Fixing Your Story”

Frustrated by your progress? Wondering if you’ll ever be able to figure out the problems so you can get your story published or produced? The goal of this class is to teach you 5 Keys that will help you figure out what you are trying to write about and how to write it in the best way you can.

The 5 Keys covered are:

  • Where are you in story development?
  • Which voice should you use?
  • How do you punch up the characters?
  • How do you figure out where to begin the story?
  • How do you incorporate details, background, and flashbacks?

Author, teacher, and writer Nancy Ellen Dodd will help “you” analyze your story, the problems you need to address, and your next steps toward completion. This workshop includes advanced material not available in her book The Writer’s Compass: From Story Map to Finished Draft in 7 Stages. This is a writing and lecture class. Examples will come from participating student’s work during the class and pages submitted in advance.

You’re Invited Inside for a Peek

The Writing Nut publishes a blog about writers and their writing space and rituals. July 9 she featured me with pictures of my writing work space, including my 5′ nutcracker, and some of my thoughts about finding time and the rituals of writing. The blog can be found http://www.thewritingnut.com/wednesday-writers-workspace/wednesday-writers-workspace-welcomes-nancy-ellen-dodd/

 

Conventions of the Screenplay

For those of you interested, tomorrow starts my 8-week online screenwriting class, “Conventions of the Screenplay,” through Screenwriters University. See the full description at:
http://swu.register.fwmedia.com/Course?CourseId=7016-4&utm_source=SUPromo&utm_medium=wid&utm_campaign=kahsuwid022014

My Upcoming Conferences

GLAWS – February 8-9, 2014
The Greater Los Angeles Writers’ Society – Genre LA
Los Angeles Valley College

http://www.wcwriters.com/sponsors/sponsors.html

San Miguel Writer’s Conference 2014 – February 13-17

Conference on Creative Writing at Pacific – June 20-22
University of the Pacific – Stockton Campus

Teaching New Online Class

I am teaching a new Writer’s Digest 12-week session, “Creative Writing 101,” starting October 17, 2013. If interested, go to the following link for more information:

http://wdu.register.fwmedia.com/Course?CourseId=1120-2&utm_source=WDUPromo&utm_medium=wid&utm_campaign=wdukrwid101113

Can You Really Become a Writer?

Read my blog posted on the Writer’s Digest website and find how you can go from a wannabe to a writer.

Available Classes

For those of you asking where they can take a class from me, here are a few of the classes and workshops I have scheduled.

Writer’s Digest University Online – “Creative Writing 101″ August 22 thru November 14. This is a 12-week course.

Screenwriter’s University (part of Writer’s Digest) – “Conventions of the Screenplay: Formatting, Dialogue, Imagery and Genre” August 29 – September 19. This is an 8-week course.

Writer’s Digest West 2013 Conference – “The Writer’s Compass: Using Story Maps to Build Better Fiction”September 29, 9:00-9:50 am.

Conejo Valley Writer’s Group – October 12.

GLAWS Digital Author and Self-Publishing Conference – October 12-13.

Conejo Adult School – 2 classes over 2 Saturdays, October 19 & 26, “The Writer’s Compass” 9:30 am to 12:30 pm,  and “Seven Stages of Revision” 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

Writers of Kern, Bakersfield – November 2 & November 23, contact me for more info.

So. California Writers Association Workshop – January 18, 2014, contact me for more info.

San Miguel Writer’s Conference, San Miguel, Mexico – February 12-17, 2014.

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