Write Now! (Mindful Writing Workshops)

It’s a New Year to WRITE! Join master writing instructor Lara Wilson for this series of monthly Mindful Writing Workshops! Engage in craft conversations, experiment with writing exercises and learn techniques that engage your creative flow state. Awaken natural narrative skills as you get that story on the page and polish your prose.

All levels welcome!

$22 each or $242 for the year. Register tor receive your Zoom link.

Sunday, January 10 at 4:30 – 5:30 pm Authenticity in Action

Sun., February 7 at 4:30 – 5:30 pm Compelling Characters

Sun., March 7 at 4:30 – 5:30 pm Clarity and Courage

Sun., April 11 at 4:30 – 5:30 pm Details, Details

Sun., May 2 at 4:30 – 5:30 pm Dialogue that Matters

Sun., June 6 at 4:30 – 5:30 pm Plot and Pacing

Sun., July 11 at 4:30 – 5:30 pm Place and Scene

Sun., August 1 at 4:30 – 5:30 pm Secrets and Lies

Sun., September 12 at 4:30 – 5:30 pm Structure

Sun., October 3 at 4:30 to 5:30 pm Themes and Meaning

Sun., November 7 at 4:30 to 5:30 pm Unpredictability

Sun., December 5 at 4:30 to 5:30 pm Voice

WRITE CONCORD! Write for WellBeing Workshop

Be Well Be Here in collaboration with the Concord Festival of Authors and

Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education present

Write for WellBeing Workshop with WRITE CONCORD!

Develop your innate skills as a storyteller! The CFA Write for WellBeing Workshop invites you to explore your natural instincts as a writer and observer in order to articulate wisdom gleaned from experience. Through mindful writing exercises, you’ll tap into essential elements of how we create compelling narratives and transform ideas into possibility on the page. Discover mindful techniques that allow your creativity to flow and give you confidence to progress with your writing project.

All levels and genres are welcome!

A FREE writing workshop sponsored by the CFA and the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library

CFA Writing Workshop: Historical Fiction

Be Well Be Here happily collaborates with the Concord Festival of Authors 2021 to present

Writing Historical Fiction: To Muck and Fudge

Writing historical fiction requires specificity of time and place, often gathered from authorial research. But how does an author set aside scholarly inquiry to focus on fiction– character, conflict, voice, etc.? In other words, how do we get out of the books to get into our book? This workshop offers techniques for re-creating historical moments to suit contemporary narratives, and offers suggestions for avoiding historical fiction traps. Explore new ways to turn your story of time and place into a compelling and memorable work of fiction with celebrated author Allison Amend. Learn more about Allison’s fascination with historical fiction and her mindful writing process in her essay, Celebrating Those Whom History Has Forgotten. Discover her wise and witty approach to creating memorable narratives in this entertaining interview with the Los Angeles Review of Books.

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CFA Writing Workshop: Short Stories

Be Well Be Here happily collaborates with the Concord Festival of Authors 2021 to present:

Your First 100 Words: Grounding Readers in Your Fiction

Most readers will engage with a story if they feel grounded in some aspect of that story’s world. Whether physically grounded in setting, emotionally grounded in character, or logistically grounded in the human situation, it’s crucial to establish for readers early on a world they recognize, and to convey what matters in that world. In this advanced craft seminar, we’ll discuss techniques for grounding your stories, analyze published examples, and provide exercises to help you put it in practice.

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