Author, Author!   presents...

Beginning Writers’ Workshop
    A hands-on workshop for new writers who don’t know where to start.


Are you a new fiction writer?   Don’t know where to start?

Then this is the perfect class for you. In this six week, hands-on workshop, Pam McCutcheon will show you how to start from nothing but an idea and flesh it out until it becomes a full-fledged story.  Using the basics of characterization, plotting, and self-editing, you will use a step-by-step approach to develop the outline of a novel or short story, get feedback from the instructor and the class, then learn some tips on the business of writing and how to market and sell your work.


Class Content

- How to Start

Log Lines, Story Question, Genre, Market Research

- Characterization

Goal, Motivation & Conflict; Fleshing Out Characters; Point of View

- Plotting

The Straight Line and "W" Plotting Methods, Critique Groups

- Scene Structure

Constructing Scenes, Learning to Use Sequels, Hooks

- Self-Editing

Format, Dialogue, Writing Tight, Show Vs. Tell

- The Business of Writing

Contests, Agents, Marketing, Taxes, Query Letters


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About the instructor

Pam McCutcheon is the author of two nonfiction books for writers, eight novels (with two more under contract), two novellas, and three short stories (the latter written as Pamela Luzier).  She has taught at numerous writing workshops and conferences around the country and has served on the board of directors of three national and three local writing organizations. In addition, she has judged and/or administered many writing contests and worked as a freelance manuscript consultant.   A former industrial engineer for the US Air Force, Pam is now co-owner of Author, Author! bookstore.


Class Information

Every Thursday night for six weeks:  August 7 - September 11, 2003.

Time: 6:30—8:30 p.m.


Author, Author! Bookstore
(Erindale Square Shopping Center)
5975 N. Academy #206
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Phone: 719-277-READ


$105 if paid at least a week prior to the first class; $115 after that.
Checks, cash, Visa, and MasterCard accepted

To enroll, go to Author, Author!, e-mail, or give us a call at (719) 277-7323.

Go to Pam's web site