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Wait for It: Using Foreshadowing in Fiction

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“Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader—not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.”
―E.L. Doctorow

In this newsletter:

  • Examining the art of foreshadowing, with examples in literature and suggestions for your own work.
  • Browse our updated course calendar through mid-March.
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I hope you and yours are happy, healthy, and well.

—Fred

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How to Use Foreshadowing in Your Fiction

The subtle intricacies of foreshadowing in fiction.

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Our Upcoming Courses

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February Courses

Writing Circle Workshop: A Focus on Eight Contemporary Poets (Section 2) (February 16) NEW!

with Susan Vespoli | 8 Weeks | $395

By studying the poems of Billy Collins, Ellen Bass, Natalie Diaz, and more, write stunning poetry in this generative writing circle workshop.

The Soundtrack of Your Life: Writing About Music, Memories and Mix Tapes (February 16)

with Giulietta Nardone | 5 Weeks | $275

In a song inspired class, write several essays about the music that has moved you through life: the emotions, the relationships, the events, the outcomes.

(Live Workshop) Move Your Writing Forward: The Art of the Bullet Journal (February 20)

with Rudri Patel | Single-Day Webinar | $89

Want to have a productive new year? Set up your bullet journal in this one day live workshop.

Branches of Creative Nonfiction (February 23) NEW!

with Tess Fahlgren | 8 Weeks | $395

What are the different types of creative nonfiction? From the personal essay to the hermit crab, learn the ropes of CNF in this 8 week class.

Writing for Children: Create A Picture Book! (February 23)

with Kelly Bingham | 6 Weeks | $330

Picture books have changed greatly over the last few decades, and the market is wide open for fresh ideas. Join us in this six-week intensive where we’ll take that idea of yours and turn it into a manuscript!

WriteRecovery: Our Stories Can Save Us (February 24) NEW!

with Susannah Simpson | 6 Weeks | $330

Whether you're struggling with addiction, newly sober, or have been sober for years, the WriteRecovery program supplements the 12 Step program and supports recovering addicts on their path to sobriety.

March Courses

The Art of Storytelling (March 2)

with Gloria Kempton | 8 Weeks | $395

It’s an age-old art form—storytelling—and you can learn the craft.

(Live Workshop) Haiku & Senryu: Rekindling A Sense of Wonder (March 3) NEW!

with Marc Olmsted | Single-Day Webinar | $89

Haiku, Senryu, and other Japanese poetry forms encourage us to slow down and write mindfully. Learn how to write these forms in this meditative writing workshop.

(Live Workshop) Get Clear on Your Story and Voice (March 4) NEW!

with Nadia Colburn | Single-Day Webinar | $89

What is your story about? What is your voice? Whether you write poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, hone your writing in this 3 hour workshop.

Food Writing: Meals And Manuscripts (March 9)

with Jennifer Billock | 8 Weeks | $395

Do you collect cookbooks, love to cook, or religiously read anything about food? This course is for you. With award winning writer Jennifer Billock.

(Live Workshop) Starting Off Right: How To Build A Blog, Grow An Audience & Make Money (March 10)

with Jessica Festa | Single-Day Webinar | $89

When planned right, a blog allows you to share your passion and make money in the process. Learn how to build a blog in this one-day webinar.

Anatomy of a Premise Line: How to Use Story and Premise Development for Writing Success (March 16)

with Jeff Lyons | 5 Weeks | $325

The premise line is the only reliable tool that can tell you, BEFORE you start writing, whether or not your story will “work.” In this class participants will learn how to master the process of premise line development—the essential first step in any book or screenplay’s development process.

Let It Rip: The Art of Writing Fiery Prose (March 16)

with Giulietta Nardone | 6 Weeks | $330

You'll write prose that gets folks so hot and bothered they won't be able to put it down, even if it isn't about sex.

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