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Saturday, January 17, 2009

UPCOMING EVENTS

FUTURE CLASSES -- January & February 2010

In-Person Class --
Filling the Blank Page: Creative Writing Boot Camp for Procrastinators and Busy People. Get moving or keep going on that writing project(s). Boost your productivity, develop and maintain a regular writing habit, deal with stumbling blocks and mental clutter, expand your craft, build a writing plan you can stick to, and learn to enjoy the writing process. Combines instruction, discussion, suggested reading, in-class exercises, weekly assignments, support, and feedback on your work.

Four Monday mornings, Jan. 11, 25, Feb. 1, 15. $110. Cedar Grove, NJ. Registration deadline: Dec. 22. Pay in full by Dec. 12 & get one free critique. Register/questions to email address below.

Online Class --
Memoir and Personal Essay: Four by Four. Four keys of creative nonfiction in four weeks:
- Beginnings & Endings
- A Strong "I" Narrator
- Powerful Small Details
- Dynamic Dialogue

Work on writing high-impact openings and strong endings; creating a narrator readers will want to follow around; identifying and using small details to big effect; and crafting dialogue that's authentic and provides narrative momentum. Whether writing a full length memoir, shorter memoir pieces, or any kind of personal essay, you'll learn and try new skills to dramatically enhance your prose. Each week, there will be a new lesson to read, examples to study, and writing assignments to turn in for comment and feedback from the instructor. Plus, a private online forum to interact with others enrolled in the class.

Session I -January 4 - 31 OR Session II -February 1 - 28. $125
Registration deadline: Dec. 18. Pay in full by Dec. 12 and get one free critique.

For information and to register: LisaRomeoWrites (at) gmail (dot) com. Specify if you want to mail a check or be invoiced via PayPal.

If you want to talk by phone, please send me your number and a convenient time to reach you. Thanks.

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