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Elements of the Writing Craft

A Six-Week Multi-Media Series

In-person and via Zoom

Independent study: Videos between classes

The craft of writing requires study and application. In this six-week workshop, Nancy McMillan and Tina Tocco team up to create a multi-media series, providing a deep dive into six central elements of the writing craft.

The weekly workshops include:

  • Setting: More Than Just a Backdrop!
  • Creating Character (and Its Buddy, Point of View)
  • Dynamic Dialogue: Say It Like You Mean It!
  • The Powerhouse Parts of Speech: Nouns/Adjectives/Verbs/Adverbs
  • Gritty Grammar and Comma Clarity
  • Story Openings: Beyond “Once Upon a Time”

This class is delivered in two parts. Each week, you’ll receive a short video (15 to 20 minutes) covering the basic concepts of each craft element. The video can be watched at your convenience and includes optional at-home exercises.

During our Friday class time, we’ll review and discuss the weekly craft element. Then, you’ll write to prompts to apply the new techniques you’re learning. Students can also apply these concepts to their own works-in-progress.

The fee for the six-week class is $240 and the class size is limited to six.

Writers’ Holiday Open House

In-person and via Zoom

Bring your writer’s wish list and writing questions and stop in to talk to our Writing Program Director, Nancy McMillan. You’ll go home with a holiday goody bag. Writing brings mental, emotional, and physical benefits whether you journal, share your writing with your close circle, or seek publication. No matter your level of experience, Arts Escape wants to know what you are looking for to develop your writing skills and establish a regular writing practice.

This is a FREE offering, but please do register.

COVID POLICY – Only fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class (one time only). Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card.