Next Topic-Driven Writing Workshop with Pamela Hodges May 7th, 2017

Every First Sunday of the month through February 2018, Pamela Hodges hosts a topic-driven writing workshop from 2-4 p.m.

“We will talk about a different topic related to writing and share tips from the writer’s bible The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White,” explained Hodges.

“We’ll invite you to read your work in progress, if you want to, up to 500 words, or share what you write during the writing workshop itself,” she continued. “We encourage writers to bring copies of their work so the audience can more easily follow along.”

Workshops are drop-in. “Come when you can; and when you can’t come, you will be missed,” Hodges said. A $10 donation fee to Studio B is encouraged. E-mail Hodges with questions:

May 7th, 2017
How to Write a Story 101- Character 
Modern Library Writers Workshop by Stephen Koch
Tip: Avoid fancy words.

June 4th, 2017
How to Write a Story 101-Con ict 
The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne
Tip: Omit needless words.

July 2nd, 2017
How To Write Like Stephen King 
On Writing by Stephen King
Tip: Put statements in positive form.

August 6th, 2017
How to Use The Rule of Three 
We will be reading several children’s stories
Tip: Use Definite, specific, concrete language.

September 3rd, 2017
Tips to Avoid the Rejection Pile
The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman
Tip: Write with nouns and verbs.

October 1st, 2017
Spark Your Story With an Inciting Incident 
Story by Robert McKee
Tip: Revise and rewrite.

November 5th, 2017
How to Write Dialogue
Dialogue by Robert McKee
Tip: Do not explain too much.

December 3rd, 2017
How to Believe You Are a Writer
The War of Art by Stephen Pressfield
Tip: Don’t get discouraged.

January 7th 2018
How To Show and Not Tell
Modern Library Writers Workshop by Stephen Koch
Tip: Be Clear.

February 4th 2018
Nineteen Tips on Writing Memoir
The Memoir Project by Marion Roach Smith
Tip: Pay attention to detail.