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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, Aug 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Aug 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Aug 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Aug 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Aug 14 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Aug 15 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Aug 16 Closed

About the branch

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

Upcoming events

Canceled
Sat, Aug 15, 9:00am - 4:30pm
A free all-day conference for fiction writers. While focused on romance writing, the conference also features general craft talks and writer wellness information benefiting all fiction writers.

Canceled
Mon, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for a lively discussion of this month's title led by branch staff. Copies available at the library one month prior to the discussion.

Canceled
Mon, Aug 17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Artist, Rozenia Cunningham will teach beginners to advanced students various mediums and painting techniques through guided instruction.

Canceled
Wed, Aug 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
An open mic session for previous workshop participants.

Canceled
Thu, Aug 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Speak one-on-one with Dr. Mary Weems, the 2019-2020 Writer in Residence.

Canceled
Thu, Aug 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Get feedback on your poem.

Canceled
Fri, Aug 21, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

Canceled
Fri, Aug 21, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
One-on-one meetings with Deanna Adams, a seasoned multi-published writer to discuss your writing needs.

Canceled
Mon, Aug 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for an introduction to our imaging equipment available in the Memory Lab. We will cover how to use the document scanner, as well as the slide and photo scanner.

Canceled
Tue, Aug 25, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Tri-C Aspire provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches for non-native speakers of the English language.

Canceled
Fri, Aug 28, All day
Set up book sale.

Canceled
Fri, Aug 28, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

Canceled
Sat, Aug 29, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Find a wonderful selection of bargains at our book sale. All types of materials for all age groups will be available. Proceeds help support library programming.

Canceled
Mon, Aug 31, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Wed, Sep 09, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
A fiction writing workshop for writers with previous workshop experience.

Sun, Sep 13, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
A new poetry open mic, moderated by the City of South Euclid's first Poet Laureate, "Doc" Janning.

Mon, Sep 14, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
A fiction writing workshop for writers with previous workshop experience.