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Valerie Carpentier will be offering 4 sessions of 2-hour writing workshops. The goal of the workshops is to hone your skills and produce publishable quality writing. Valerie Carpentier received her editing certification from Berkeley University and spends her spare time freelance editing for aspiring authors.

These once a week, 2-hour fiction workshops are broken into 30-minute periods: direct instruction, practicing the skill, free writing, and sharing/group feedback. Sharing is optional! Specific topics that will be explored are: writing emotion, first chapter do's & don'ts, revising vs. editing, writing dialogue; other topics will be decided by the group. Writer



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Session 1: Making Writing A Habit 
18 and up N/A Tu  01/11/2022
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Freeport High School - FHS 104
$65.00 Fee
This class aims to get to the bottom of your "writer's block" and support you in structuring your writing time into more productive sessions.
 
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Session 2: First Chapter Dos/Don'ts & Revising vs. Editing 
18 and up N/A Tu  01/18/2022
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Freeport High School - FHS 104
$65.00 Fee
This class will cover what captivates agents & readers in the first few pages. You will also discuss the difference between revising and editing through workshopping your first chapter using techniques introduced in class.
 
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Session 3: Writing Dialogue & Emotion 
18 and up N/A Tu  01/25/2022
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Freeport High School - FHS 104
$65.00 Fee
What makes good dialogue? Through examples and workshopping, this class provides you with the tools to strengthen your dialogue and emotion.
 
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Session 4: Fiction Workshop: Refining Your Manuscript 
18 and up N/A Tu  02/01/2022
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Freeport High School - FHS 104
$65.00 Fee
In this class you will navigate the best online resources for refining your manuscript for querying or self-publication, while learning quick editing skills to sharpen your written work.
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