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Sometimes you’re just too busy to be able to attend regular writing classes. And learning the craft of writing takes a lot of time. With so many demands on your energy you’d like to take some shortcuts. You want to take the fast track to becoming a better writer.

This workshop is designed to help you do just that. In a few hours, you’ll learn the ten fundamental rules of good writing. And you’ll learn how to avoid the common mistakes made by “apprentice” writers. At the end of the day, you’ll leave with some very clear and specific ways to make your writing better.

“Of course, every writer’s voice is different and everyone has their own individual style,” says instructor Elaine Beale. “Nevertheless, there are some fundamental rules about what makes good writing. Everyone should learn them. In fact, learning those rules can help you find your voice as a writer. It also means you can affect your readers much more powerfully.”

Designed for anyone who wants to improve their creative writing—fiction writers, memoirists, essayists, and others—Creative Writing Boot Camp will be highly interactive. There’ll be lively discussion, in-class exercises, and plenty of inspiration. What’s more, you’ll leave with materials and a list of assignments that will help you put into practice what you’ve learned.

“We’ll pack a lot in,” says Elaine. “It will definitely be a ‘boot camp.’ But it will also be a fun, focused and highly productive day.”

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Instructor

    Elaine Beale’s second novel, Another Life Altogether, was published by Random House in 2010. It has received praise from the Boston Globe, Lambda Literary, Curve Magazine, the Bay Area Reporter, and Publishers Weekly, among others, and it was featured in Oprah Magazine. Elaine was the winner of the 2007 Poets and Writers California Writers Exchange Award and has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She has taught creative writing for more than a decade.

Schedule
  1. Saturday, January 13, 10:00am-4:00pm
Reviews
  • I am a big fan of Elaine's classes. She immediately puts the novice at ease and her enthusiastic love of the craft is contagious.

    Rick Kelley
  • Elaine knows her stuff, obviously, and articulates her insights in an inspiring style. She respects how challenging writing is and accentuates that by constantly providing positive support. She is warm, honest, and helpful for fledgling fiction writers!

    Karolina Garrett

Details

Date:
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$145
Event Category:

Venue

Berkeley
2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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Tickets

14 available
Creative Writing Boot Camp: A One-Day Intensive$145.00January 13, 10:00am-4:00pm

Registration Deadline

Registration closes 24 hours before the start time for a class.

Refund Policy

There is a cancellation fee of 15% included in each registration. The Writing Salon will not issue a refund if a cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the class start time.

The Writing Salon cannot provide refunds, transfer payments, or offer makeup sessions for classes a student might miss, for any reason.

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