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Third Sunday Craft: Image Patterns With Rich Farrell

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  • Health & Wellness
  • Virtual
  • Books
  • Lectures & Classes
  • Storytelling

Third Sunday Craft: Image Patterns With Rich Farrell

Every week through Dec 18, 2021.
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$36.00 to $42.00

Third Sunday Craft is a monthly gathering of creative writers that fosters support, inspiration, and community. More than craft classes, Third Sunday Craft will help you construct and sustain a writing practice with the guidance of writer Richard FarrellNew focus topics for each session will challenge writers to explore and expand their craft. Generative writing prompts will encourage you to grow and learn in exciting new ways. Sharing your work within a safe, supportive community will help you discover and strengthen your voice. Finally, with the goal of fostering supportive accountability, each session will conclude with a writer’s intentions for the month. Come check out Third Sunday Craft! Gatherngs take place on the third Sunday of every month. Register here! SDWI members: $36 (per month) Nomembers: $42 (per month) Please note that signing up for two months at a time will allow you to take advantage of the following discount: $62 for two months for members, $74 for two months for nonmembers. Drop-in with registration at the door are welcomeMonthly Focus July, Image Patterns | Image patterning is an often overlooked but vital part to good writing. Writers don’t just select images randomly; the create patterns of images through repetition and layering. We will look at examples and attempt to use the technique through exercises. August, Desire & Resistance | Robert Olen Butler says we must find our character’s ‘white hot center,’ and write from that space. Fiction writers in particular must find out what their characters want, and they should be wanting things all the time, and then put up roadblocks (physical, psychological, spiritual) to create a sense of conflict and tension in stories. We will look at examples and practice this core concept. September, Clarity as a Virtue | Steven Almond writers that the “Hippocratic Oath of Writing” is to “never confuse the reader.” Too often, writers lean on vague, abstract, or scattershot imagery. But more often, the harder work is being clear and focused, and taking the reader deeper into the story by precise, clear, specific writing. October, Building Suspense | This class will look at the difference between suspense, tension, and mystery, and explore ways the writer can create and sustain suspense in scene writing. Note: this is not a genre-specific problem for writers. We have to remember what the reader is curious about when we craft any piece of writing. November, Time | We will look at the concept of time as it relates to narrative, and look at how writers make time compress, expand, shift, and even freeze. We will practice some techniques and try some exercises designed to help writers be attentive to the importance of time in stories! December, Reflections and Resolutions | We will look on the year that was our writing work, and make plans for the year ahead!