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WhaMemWriMo: The Scene and Three Acts with Nancy Lou Canyon

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Thu, 09/17/2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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Village Books and WCC Community and Continuing Education have established a writing instruction collaboration called Chuckanut Writers. Writing classes, seminars, and conferences will inspire and encourage writers at all stages of their writing journey.

Part of the WhaMemWriMo Series!

Aristotle's Incline--a three-act plotting device, along with the literary scene--the building block of any book, provide writers with two easy tools for penning and organizing a memoir. Literary scenes locate along the timeline and big scenes--or turning-points--build dramatic tension and move the story forward. We'll examine pacing, flashback, action, dialogue, and learn how conflict is essential to writing a dramatic story. In this introductory class, we'll generate a beginning timeline and several scene ideas to write at your leisure. Nancy Canyon, MFA, an award-winning writer, is the author of "Dark Forest" (short fiction), Saltwater (poetry), Celia's Heaven (novel), and Lookout, a memoir detailing her work as a fire lookout attendant in the 70s.

We will be emailing virtual classroom access two business days before your class begins; please be sure to register early to ensure you receive this important information.

Instructor: Nancy Lou Canyon. Class meets September 17 from 5:30-7pm, and is $29; click to register. To see the full listing of current Chuckanut Writers classes, click here.

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ISBN: 9780999804834
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sidekick Press - February 12th, 2021