Dating Your Character with Marilyn R. Atlas in October

Join the CWC Mount Diablo Branch for our breakfast workshop in October with Marilyn Atlas as she discusses “Dating Your Character”:

  • atlasWhat makes a character 3-dimensional
  • Deepening your character’s arc
  • Working out of a character’s private, inner conflict – Want vs. Need
  • Creating Powerful Subtext

…and much more!

Please see the “Next Program and Events Calendar” for details.

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Join us for Anita Amirrezvani in September

AmirrezvaniAnita Amirrezvani will help us create meaningful and unique writing:

  • Mine the existential truth of your everyday life
  • Draw on the richness of your cultural heritage
  • Use simple research techniques to deepen your work

Participate in a 10-minute writing exercise and create fiction, non-fiction or poetry that is powerful, meaningful, and unique.

Please see the “Next Program and Events Calendar” for details.

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LeeAnne Krusemark Speaking in June

KrausemarkJoin author and national speaker LeeAnn Krausemark on June 11 as she speaks about writing irresistible cover letters. Learn what to include and what to leave out, how to establish credibility in your query and how to make sure your query doesn’t end up in the slush pile. LeeAnne is an adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard and more than 1,000 other facilities worldwide, and is a nationwide speaker on the topic. She is also a former journalist, editor, and managing editor of newspapers, as well as an author of countless magazine articles and several business books.

Please see the “Next Program and Events Calendar” for details.

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Heather Mackey and the Young Writer’s Contest Award Ceremony Coming in May

Screen Shot 2016-04-20 at April 20,2016 11.32.02 AMJoin us in May for our annual Young Writer’s Contest award ceremony! In addition, author Heather Mackey will talk about how to turn stories into ideas. Topics will include story hunting, building a story, and why storytelling matters. Please see the “Next Program and Events Calendar” for details.

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Tamim Ansary Coming in April

Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at March 22,2016 02.46.30 PMJoin author Tamim Ansary as he talks about why we write on April 9. He will discuss why writing is so hard, why we do it anyway, what to do when the piece refuses to be written and much more. Please see the “Next Program and Events Calendar” for details.

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C.S. Lakin Leading Workshop in March

lakinJoin author C.S. Lakin as she leads a workshop on the fatal flaws of fiction writing on March 12. She will discuss the use of correct words, sentence construction, description deficiencies and much more. Please see the “Next Program and Events Calendar” for details.

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Roy Mash Coming in February

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Join us on Saturday February 13 as we welcome Roy Mash who will be speaking about:

Word Selection: Building a Strong Story Foundation

Roy Mash’s poems have appeared in journals such as AGNI, Atlanta Review, Barrow Street, Nimrod, and River Styx. He is the recipient of the Atlanta Review International Publication Award.Click “Next Program and Events Calendar” for details.

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