Patricia Cotter: Playwriting 101: Taking the First Step

Saturday Jan. 30th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   San Francisco
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How do you begin writing when you don’t even know where to start? Many writers begin their play, and then find themselves losing steam after only a few pages. Usually it’s because they aren’t quite clear about what or who they are writing about. So, then the million dollar question is: “What is your play about?”

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Jess Wells: Writing Historical Fiction – Facts & Fibs Combined

Saturday Aug. 10th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Whether you’re intrigued by Norse settlements, your own grandmother’s journey to America, or an imaginary character from a far-away time, historical fiction can be an enchanting new outlet for your writing.

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Terrel Seltzer: Getting Past the Slush Pile – A Screenwriter’s Checklist

Terrel Seltzer 1 Saturday, September 24, 10am-4pm 
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“I swear, if have to read another script that begins with a hero waking up in the morning after a pan of the junk in his room, I’ll gag.” – quote from Hollywood Reader One.

“Uh-oh, is that the opening you just wrote for your script? What are the other ‘red flags’ that cause a Reader to toss a script by page 10? If character introductions are not done artfully, the odds of anything else in the script being great are slim.” – quote from Hollywood Reader Two.

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