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Classes Starting the Week of August 12 & 19

Starting the Week of August 12 Me, Yourself, and They: Point of View and You with JoSelle Vanderhooft Lock and Load: Make your characters aim true & shoot straight with Jimmy Morris  Improving Characterization and Plot Using the Tarot and Oracle Cards with Leena Naidoo  Special Events, Programs, and Webinars starting this week Mentoring & …
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Classes Starting the Week of August 5 & 12

Starting the Week of August 5 Submissions that Sell! with Laura Drake  Symbols. Images. Codes. with Pamela Jaye Smith  Action Sequences: Writing Heart-Pounding Fight Scenes, Chases, and Climaxes with Angela Knight  Special Events, Programs, and Webinars starting this week WordWonders: Irene Roth’s Mentoring and Instruction Program for Writers  Starting the Week of August 12 Me, Yourself, and …
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Classes Starting the Week of May 20 & 27

Starting the Week of May 20 Plot Gardening with Ines Johnson  Driving Through Tunnels—What Does Your Character Fear Most? with Kathy Otten  Overwriting Oh Nos! Trimming Your Prose the Painless Way with JoSelle Vanderhooft Starting the Week of May 27 Romancing the Doctor: An Author’s Guide to Medical Terminology with Patricia Fischer  How to Write the …
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Of Moles and Macedonia: Or, How to Write a Verbose Character Succinctly By Jo Vanderhooft

When I was a child, a talking mole taught me my first lesson about characterization. No, this mole wasn’t a daydream during a boring lecture on fractions, or a fairy-tale fever dream—though he is a fairy-tale character. Like many eighties children, I grew up on Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre, a live-action series that retold …