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Muse to Manuscript

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Muse to Manuscript
Charlotte Dixon
Date and Time:
10:00 - 4:00
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The open enrollment period begins on
March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Many writers enjoy journaling and other personal writing, but falter when it comes time to turn these musings into actual projects such as short stories, novels, memoirs or essays. Some writers dive right into their projects—but long to learn methods to help develop that work when the blocks arrive.

We will practice various forms of expressive writing and journaling. Then we will experiment with ways to pull this writing out of the diary and into a publishable form. You’ll leave with a toolbox full of prompts, exercises and techniques to generate writing—and the tools to shape these into stories.

About the Instructor(s)

Charlotte is a published novelist who has coached writers individually and taught writing workshops in Portland, Nashville and France since earning her MFA in 2003. She is an encouraging, supportive teacher who focuses equally on the mechanics of craft and strategies to keep the creative juices flowing. Charlotte blogs regularly about writing and what it takes to keep returning to the page, day after day after day. She lives in Portland with her husband and an assortment of extended family (including canines and felines) nearby.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Please bring a journal

• Pens or pencils, whichever you prefer to write with.

• If you will want to use a computer or tablet for turning journal entries into stories, essays, etc. please bring one.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Handouts of prompts and exercises (I always bring a lot)

• Resource list and bibliography

• Materials for specific exercises, such as cut-up sentences from manuscripts, etc.

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