The Writing Center

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NEW! Writing Dialogue that Pops
Writing dialogue is easy. Writing good dialogue takes skill and practice. Award-winning author and playwright Barbara Campbell will help students craft dialogue that reveals character, creates conflict, and increases drama; understand subtext and the ways it can deepen the emotional impact of a scene; and recognize common pitfalls that can undermine the effectiveness of dialogue. Each student will receive a handout with course highlights.
CE-WRITG 2076, 1 Sat., July 23, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $35 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). B Campbell. #5713

Creative Writing
Writers of all levels wanted! Add depth, texture, and emotion to your writing as you experiment with prose, poetry, and journal musings. The course is based on free-writing exercises followed by sharing and discussion in a supportive environment.
CE-WRITG 2021, 4 Thurs., June 23-July 14, 1:30-3:30 pm, KNC-4, $85. K Rippstein. #5522

The Writer’s Circle
Join this writer’s circle and actively participate in the sharing of each other’s written work. Get positive feedback in a non-threatening environment. Students will become their own editors and critics and strive to make their writing the best it can be. The instructor will offer comments and editorial advice both in class and by email.
CE-WRITG 2068, 6 Wed., June 1-July 6, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $120. V Dacquino. #5677

Lighting a Fire Inside Your Characters
Want your characters to leap off the page? Learn from an award-winning novelist how to create characters that transcend the fictional worlds they inhabit and engage readers in their dreams, their challenges, and their journeys. This one-day workshop will help writers dig deeper into their characters, add tension, complexity, and conflict to their storytelling, and capture the hearts of readers.
CE-WRITG 2052, 1 Sat., July 16, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $35 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). B Campbell. #5411

How to Write FAST
Crank up the efficiency and get that novel, short story, article or script done. Through exercises, evaluations, tips and technologies, you can learn to write faster. Discover how to break through blocks, get ideas, develop plots, draft, and polish in less time without losing quality.
CE-WRITG 2038, 3 Tues., June 7-21, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $65. P Andrews. #5392

Writing as a Career

NEW! Writing for Little Ones: Ages Baby to Seven
Writing for the very littlest readers is a special challenge. It requires a way of thinking about children: what they believe and know and what they don’t yet know. It involves seeing the world from their unique perspective, even understanding how being little alters their perception of the world. To write for children the author must entertain and guide, and balance between adult communications skills and the child’s world; develop and polish your own work for very young children.
CE-WRITG 2077, 4 Thurs., June 16-July 7, 6:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $120. S Weyn. #5714

Writing & Selling Kids’ Books
Have a great idea for a children’s book? That’s a terrific place to star, but how do you progress from concept to published product? Go from getting started to the finish line in today’s changing world of juvenile publishing by exploring the requirements of every audience – baby board books, first chapter, middle-grade, and young adult – from outlining and writing to finding an agent and/or publisher, to self-publication.
CE-WRITG 2073, 3 Wed., June 8-22, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-5, $90. S Weyn. #5593

Writing Books for Children and Young Adults
Discover the tools and gain the motivation and information you need to get you started on your children’s books, and keep going to create a finished product! Learn how to develop story ideas, create a main character, plan a setting, devise a plot, uncover a main idea, choose a point of view, and find your writer’s voice. We’ll explore strategies for the best way to market a “kids lit” book in today’s competitive environment.
CE-WRITG 2044, 4 Sat., July 9-30, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $85. L Toffler-Corrie. #5535