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Posted at Sep 14, 2016 5:29 pm

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When people tell you to write what you know, what better material can you find than your own life?  Think your life is boring or perhaps throbbing with drama better kept private?  Fiction is lies!  You can exaggerate and change events and personalities any way you want and even write under a pseudonym to distant yourself from the material.  The most vital part of this eight-session course is to learn how to translate real life into story and characters that will speak to the experiences of others.  Discover how to identify dramatic details hiding in your mind and how to weave fascinating people and circumstance that will entertain others . . . while you let go and set free both your anxieties and your joys.
Session One Intro & Self-Examination
Session Two Difference of Therapy & Fiction  
Session Three Six Elements of Storytelling & Self 
Session Four Characterization & Self 
Session Five Art of Combining People-You-Know
Session Six Evolving a Story & Conflict 
Session Seven What-If, Thought Association & Reality
Session Eight One Story =Yours

About the Presenter, Sally Walker:

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Sally Walker’s published credits include literary, romance and western novels, a nonfiction essay collection, several creative writing textbooks, stage plays, poetry, and many magazine articles on the craft of writing, including staff contributions to two international film magazines for 10 years. With 30 screenplays written, several under negotiation at three different studios and her novel-to-screenplay adaptation on her plate, Sally has a well-respected manager representing her in Hollywood. In addition to long time active memberships in such national writing organizations as RWA, WWA and SCBWI, she was president of a state-wide writers organization 2007-2011. She keeps to a strenuous writing schedule and still has time to work as Editorial Director for The Fiction Works, supervising acquisitions and sub-contracted editors, as well as Script Supervisor for material sent to TFW’s affiliated Misty Mountain Productions. Sally has taught writing seminars, both on-site and on-line, for over 29 years and is the facilitator for the weekly meetings of the Nebraska Writers Workshop in Ralston, NE.  For more information on her works and classes go to her website at http://www.sallyjwalker.com

Cost: FFP Members:15.00/Non-Members: 25.00

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