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“Writing is a process, a journey into memory and the soul.”
―Isabel Allende

In this newsletter:

  • A look at writing vivid imagery, including examples and exercises for writers of all genres.
  • Good news from three instructors.
  • Browse our updated course calendar through mid-December.
  • Join our Facebook group and share your craft with us, and find us on Instagram.

I hope you and yours are happy, healthy, and well.

—Fred

New Writing Tips

Imagery Definition: 5+ Types of Imagery in Literature

A writer's toolkit must include imagery like sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch.

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Congratulations to...

instructor Giulietta Nardone, whose book Feel More Alive! 30 Brilliant Ways To Reignite Your Inner Spark was selected as a 2021 Distinguished Favorite by the New York City Big Book Award. Any English language book, published via any publisher or press, is eligible for the award, and books are selected on presentation, editorial quality, and audience appeal. Learn more about Giulietta's award winning book here.

Instructor Barbara Henning, whose writing was featured in the Fall 2021 issue of Marsh Hawk Review. An essay of hers on the poet Laura Riding (page 78), as well as an examination of her poetics and evolution as a poet (page 92), were included in the publication. Read it here!

Instructor Susan Vespoli, whose poem "Thinking About Love During COVID and Coups" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by The New Verse News. Read Susan's poem here.

Congratulations to Giulietta, Barbara, and Susan!

One-Day Live Workshops

Writing from a Strong Sense of Place: A Generative Workshop (November 13)

with Jacquelyn Stolos | Single-Day Webinar | $89

Develop powerful and realistic settings in this generative three-hour workshop, with Jacquelyn Stolos.

Our Upcoming Courses

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November Courses

In Bloom: Nature Writing Workshop (November 10)

with Dana De Greff | 6 Weeks | $300

Want to write about nature like Robert Frost, Henry David Thoreau, or Annie Dillard? Join us for this six week nature writing course.

(Live Workshop) Writing from a Strong Sense of Place: A Generative Workshop (November 13) NEW!

with Jacquelyn Stolos | Single-Day Webinar | $89

Develop powerful and realistic settings in this generative three-hour workshop, with Jacquelyn Stolos.

Crafting a Story or Novel Chapter Using Forward-Moving Tension (November 17) NEW!

with Sandra Novack | 4 Weeks | $215

How do writers tell stories with tension, action, and emotion? Learn how to write forward-moving tension in this 4 week fiction course.

Character Transformation Workshop: How to Write Stories that Emotionally Resonate (November 17) NEW!

with Giulietta Nardone | 4 Weeks | $215

Learn how to write emotionally resonant journeys that stick with the reader, using the power of character transformation.

From Writing Circles to Poems of Gratitude and Hope (November 17)

with Susan Vespoli | 4 Weeks | $215

Poetry is a powerful method for healing and happiness. Write poems about gratitude and hope in our intimate, live-video writing circles, with instructor Susan Vespoli.

Getting Started Marketing Your Work (November 17)

with Gloria Kempton | 4 Weeks | $175

Solve the mystery of marketing and get your work out there in front of readers in this 4-week online class taught by Instructor Gloria Kempton.

The “I’ve Always Wanted To Write Fiction” Workshop (November 17)

with Shelley Singer | 5 Weeks | $250

Learn the basics of fiction writing and submit weekly writing for feedback from Shelley Singer, author of 13 novels. It's time to start.

Plot Your Novel (November 24)

with Jack Smith | 8 Weeks | $315

Over eight weeks, you'll develop a solid basis in the fictional elements—protagonist, setting, secondary characters, point of view, plot, and theme—while you develop the outline of your novel. You'll receive feedback at all stages from your fellow writers and your instructor.

The Ongoing Fiction Workshop (November 24)

with Shelley Singer | 10 Weeks | $415

Many students have attended this 10-week online fiction workshop with Shelley Singer multiple times, completed novels, and come back to finish more books.

December Courses

Tales From The Memory Palace: 6 to 250 Word Memoirs (December 1)

with Giulietta Nardone | 4 Weeks | $215

If you want to be an in demand storyteller in the digital age, you need to get in, get out and get going. In this "short" four-week memoir writing adventure, you'll learn to scope out, swoop down and snatch up important memories from your life then speed write them into miniature masterpieces.

Write Your World: Express Your Creativity through Article Writing, Blogging, and Essays (December 8)

with Rudri Patel | 6 Weeks | $275

Want to write your world, your way? Join us for this six week program on article writing, blogging, and essays.

Many students have attended this 10-week online fiction workshop with Shelley Singer multiple times, completed novels, and come back to finish more books.

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