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Fiction Writer's Toolbox

2020-03-10 19:00:00 2020-03-10 20:30:00 America/New_York Fiction Writer's Toolbox Learn the basics of writing fiction South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

Tuesday, March 10
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-03-10 19:00:00 2020-03-10 20:30:00 America/New_York Fiction Writer's Toolbox Learn the basics of writing fiction South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

Meeting Room 162 (20)

Learn the basics of writing fiction

In these six classes, we will explore structures and skills that support and enhance the fiction writer’s art. We will consider concepts and craft-based techniques for advancing writing.

Each week is an individual craft talk followed by a question and answer period, so register for as many weeks as you wish, per your interest. 

March 10 / Entering the Fictional World. This class considers why we’re driven to write fiction while providing advice for getting started, developing a writing process, and creating compelling beginnings for short stories or novels.

March 24 / Character & POV. This class will focus on creating fully rounded characters your readers will care about, as well as an overview of point of view (POV).

April 7 / Structure & Plot. This class examines plot, story arc, and structure, with additional guidance surrounding backstory, flashbacks, and how to encourage readers to keep turning the page.

April 21 / Setting & World Building. This class will look at setting and description, including strategies for enhancing a sense of place in your fiction and creating believable worlds.

May 5 / Voice & Dialogue. This class will examine the mechanics and finesse of writing dialogue, as well as the more elusive concept of “finding your voice” as a writer.

May 19 / Workshopping, Revision & Next Steps. This class will offer a roadmap for continuing to strengthen your fiction, including advice surrounding workshops, revision, and an overview of the publishing landscape for fiction.

Laura Maylene Walter’s debut novel, BODY OF STARS, is forthcoming from Dutton. Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in the Kenyon Review, The Masters Review, The Southeast Review, Ninth LetterMichigan Quarterly Review, and many other publications. She works as a writer and editor for Cleveland Public Library, is editor-in-chief of Literary Cleveland's Gordon Square Review, and blogs for the Kenyon Review.

TAGS: | Writing |

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

seumgr@cuyahogalibrary.org
Phone: 216-382-4880
Fax: 216-382-4584
Branch manager
Brijin Boddy

Hours
Mon, Jan 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jan 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jan 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jan 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jan 22 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jan 23 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jan 24 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Passport processing and photo services are available at this location 7 days a week, no appointment necessary.

Upcoming events

Mon, Jan 18, All day
Those in grades 4th - 8th can pick up a take and make yarn craft at the South Euclid - Lyndhurst branch. While supplies last!

Mon, Jan 18, All day
Pick up your Take & Make Button Greeting Cards kit at the drive-through window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Tue, Jan 19, All day
Those in grades 4th - 8th can pick up a take and make yarn craft at the South Euclid - Lyndhurst branch. While supplies last!

Tue, Jan 19, All day
Pick up your Take & Make Button Greeting Cards kit at the drive-through window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Wed, Jan 20, All day
Those in grades 4th - 8th can pick up a take and make yarn craft at the South Euclid - Lyndhurst branch. While supplies last!

Wed, Jan 20, All day
Pick up your Take & Make Button Greeting Cards kit at the drive-through window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Thu, Jan 21, All day
Those in grades 4th - 8th can pick up a take and make yarn craft at the South Euclid - Lyndhurst branch. While supplies last!

Thu, Jan 21, All day
Pick up your Take & Make Button Greeting Cards kit at the drive-through window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Fri, Jan 22, All day
Those in grades 4th - 8th can pick up a take and make yarn craft at the South Euclid - Lyndhurst branch. While supplies last!

Fri, Jan 22, All day
Pick up your Take & Make Button Greeting Cards kit at the drive-through window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Sat, Jan 23, All day
Those in grades 4th - 8th can pick up a take and make yarn craft at the South Euclid - Lyndhurst branch. While supplies last!

Mon, Feb 01, All day
Pick up your Take & Make Valentines kit at the drive-through window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Tue, Feb 02, All day
Pick up your Take & Make Valentines kit at the drive-through window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Wed, Feb 03, All day
Pick up your Take & Make Valentines kit at the drive-through window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Thu, Feb 04, All day
Pick up your Take & Make Valentines kit at the drive-through window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Fri, Feb 05, All day
Pick up your Take & Make Valentines kit at the drive-through window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Sat, Feb 06, All day
Pick up your Take & Make Valentines kit at the drive-through window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Sun, Feb 07, All day
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Mon, Feb 08, All day
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Tue, Feb 09, All day
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Wed, Feb 10, All day
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Wed, Feb 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
A fiction writing workshop for writers with previous workshop experience.
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Thu, Feb 11, All day
Pick up your Take & Make Valentines kit at the drive-through window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Fri, Feb 12, All day
Pick up your Take & Make Valentines kit at the drive-through window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Sat, Feb 13, All day
Pick up your Take & Make Valentines kit at the drive-through window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.