Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Workshop - Mastering the Craft of Writing: Show, Don't Tell, Your Story

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Everyone has a story worth being heard. Too often, however, writers merely tell their story, leaving readers unengaged, with a “dry” feeling, not having experienced the story themselves. By transforming writing from telling to showing, authors captivate readers’ imaginations, allowing them to bring their own experiences and emotions to the story. It invites them to enter the writer’s world. It dares them to care.

This workshop will challenge writers to show more and tell less. Several writing techniques—incorporating imagery, developing and deleting scenes, using strong verbs, reducing adjectives and adverbs, writing in active voice, eliminating ‘banned’ words—intertwine to make this possible. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, this informative and interactive seminar will help hone these self-editing skills and equip you to infuse your story with its “showing” power.

Beth Saadati, a high school English teacher, has taught in public school, private school, and home school settings for 24 years. She is currently teaching intensive writing classes, ghostwriting a creative nonfiction book, and sharing a message of truth, courage, and hope in the aftermath of her beloved firstborn's suicide. Her first published piece about her daughter will appear in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness this December.

Workshop Details

  Date: Saturday, November 1st
  Time:  9:00 am - noon
  Location:  First Baptist Church, 125 Academy Street, Simpsonville
  Cost: $5 members; $10 non-members

For more information or to register, email Carol Roper at CarolLynnRoper at Gmail.com.

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