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Online Writing Opportunities – An Expanding Universe at SouthWest Writers -- New Life Presbyterian

July 4, 2015 from 10am to 12pm
Whatever subject you’re interested in–metaphysics, quilting, salsa recipes, or bull riding–there are opportunities to write about it on the Internet. Once you get some practice, you can get paid to do it. The world of print magazine is shrinking, but Internet content is ever-expanding. Gone are the days when the feature article ruled. Online writing now is blogs, slideshows, stubbing, interactive content, podcasts, and webinars. It’s all fun, and it’s all essentially writing.Join Rob Spiegel as…See More
May 18
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OMGWTF?! (Old Mom Geezer Writing Teen Fiction): Cultivating a Voice Other Than Your Own at SouthWest Writers -- New Life Presbyterian

June 16, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
How does a 40+ year old write in the voice of a child? A woman write in the voice of a man? A human write in the voice of a dog? The author of Camp Utopia & The Forgiveness Diet, Jenny Ruden, discusses the secrets to unlocking the person you never knew you were.Jenny Ruden’s first novel Camp Utopia & The Forgiveness Diet was published in 2014. She has worked with teenagers for over fifteen years as a teacher of reading, writing and GED. She lives and writes in Albuquerque, New Mexico.…See More
May 11
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Writing Class – Getting at It: Inviting the Good Stuff at SouthWest Writers Office, Carlisle Executive Suites

June 10, 2015 at 5:45pm to July 15, 2015 at 7pm
A 6-Week Class with Betsy JamesWhat does it take? Not just to get writing, but to get at what’s in you: the stuff so vital and interesting—and, well, you—that you have to write it. Novelist and teacher Betsy James is famous for classes that engage all the senses, sneak up on the psyche, and invite the writer-self to discover where it thrives. In weekly assignments of 1000 words or less, her popular and long-running courses in fiction offer 6 weeks of challenge, respectful critique, and…See More
May 8
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How to Screw up Your Writing Career at Aux Dog Theatre

June 9, 2015 from 5pm to 6:30pm
Launching a writing career is a leap of a faith, but smart decisions can improve your chances of surviving the landing. Veteran author Steve Brewer will talk about the decisions writers must make as they’re starting out in the business: Traditional publishing vs. small publishing vs. self-publishing, whether to get an agent or go it alone, how to make the best first impression, which project to write next. Publishing has never been more accessible, but it’s also never been easier to really…See More
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Storytelling: It’s Harder Than You Think at SouthWest Writers -- New Life Presbyterian

June 6, 2015 from 10am to 12pm
Learn how to identify a story, structure it effectively, and bring it to life on the page.Kirk Ellis won two Emmys, a WGA Award, a Peabody and the Humanitas Prize as writer and co-executive producer on the HBO miniseries John Adams. The miniseries won a record-breaking 13 Emmys and four Golden Globe awards. Previously, Ellis received an Emmy nomination and won the WGA Award and Humanitas Prize for the ABC miniseries Anne Frank, which he wrote and co-produced. Miniseries on which he has served…See More
Apr 28
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Landscape: How Setting Creates Identity & Story at SouthWest Writers -- New Life Presbyterian

May 19, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
Irene Blea will discuss how space and place are structured, and how they function to impact character development from a latent and manifest perspective. She draws from natural and social phenomena, demographics, climate, and human activity to render robust stories with unforgettable characters.Irene Blea retired as a tenured university professor, and decided to write social-historical fiction. During her academic career she published eight textbooks, many academic and popular articles, and…See More
Apr 20
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Getting Into a Monthly Magazine at Aux Dog Theatre

May 12, 2015 from 5pm to 6:30pm
Rogue Writers sponsored by SouthWest WritersTeresa Ewers will speak with Rogue Writers on the business of how to get in a monthly magazine and the difference between a one-time submission writer and a staff writer. How to make people come back to hear what you have to say again and again from the editorial perspective.Entrepreneur Teresa Ewers, owner of Overdrive Publications, operates two regional publications, New Mexico Entertainment, a monthly…See More
Apr 16
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Write What You Don’t Know at SouthWest Writers -- New Life Presbyterian

May 2, 2015 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Instructor: Mark StevensFreeing yourself from the limits of Write What You Know is liberating. Adopting the mantra, Write What You Don’t Know, opens up a new array of possibilities for the plots you’re developing—and the characters who inhabit them. There are steps you can take to give you confidence as you step into the void. In this workshop, Mark will explore what it takes to write in-depth and convincingly outside of your comfort zone. In fact, tackling strange new worlds might heighten…See More
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Poetry as Inspiration: A Panel Discussion at SouthWest Writers -- New Life Presbyterian

April 21, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
Facilitator: Joanne BodinPoetry, as an art form, has inspired people throughout the ages as a way of expressing thoughts and emotions dealing with topics that are often difficult to talk about, and in some cultures are even considered taboo. Facilitated by author and poet Joanne Bodin, four SWW members — Jeanne Shannon, Joanne Bodin, John Candelaria, and Don DeNoon — will read from their poetic works, as well as offer insight into the magical language of poetry.Free admission.See More
Mar 20
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HOW TO PLOT: Every Good Story Needs One at SouthWest Writers -- New Life Presbyterian

April 11, 2015 from 9am to 12pm
Instructor:  Melody GrovesSometimes we read stories and wonder what it was all about. Who did what and why? You can write better than that! This workshop will cover the beginnings and basics of plotting: definition, what a plot does, every character wants something, the point of plot is change, parts of a plot, crisis vs. challenge, the hook, the characters, subplots, and climax.Melody Groves is the author of four historical fiction novels, three non-fiction books and dozens of magazine…See More
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Turning Fact into Fiction: Bending the Truth to Make it Fit with Melody Groves at New Life Presbyterian

March 21, 2015 from 9am to 12pm
Fiction is an odd animal. It needs to have enough fact to make it believable, yet should incorporate a touch of fantasy, married with whimsy, that nestles with larger-than-life, to create a realistic, make-believe world. It’s a tough job, but you can do it! In this workshop, we’ll take a look at what makes good fiction including great character development, creating plots that twist and turn, building scenes from a scrap of an idea, and how to revise without making you crazy. Bring ideas and/or…See More
Feb 7
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Using Storytelling Techniques to Breathe Life into Your Writing at New Life Presbyterian

March 7, 2015 from 10am to 12pm
Speaker: James McGrath MorrisYou will leave this meeting with a dozen specific narrative writing techniques that you can use to invigorate and bring life to any genre of writing. Adapted from the best of fiction and nonfiction writing, these storytelling methods help build tension, make for compelling scenes, and get you closer to writing a page-turning book.James McGrath Morris is a Santa Fe author who writes primarily biographies and works of narrative nonfiction. His newest books are Eye on…See More
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