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The War Against The Chtorr

The official site of The War Against The Chtorr is now live:

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Writers' Workshop in Vegas!

This year again, I am scheduled to present my Writers' Workshop at the August Creation Con in Las Vegas.

The Creation Con people have always made sure that we have a good venue for the course and the sessions have always been well-received, so this year we intend to expand the course to three separate sessions:

Overview: Authorship means Taking Charge of Your Story

The workshops are presented as an interactive seminar, a candid give-and-take discussion about the heart and soul and nuts and bolts of creating a compelling experience for the reader. Whether it’s a short story, a novel, or a screenplay, the principles of effective storytelling are universal.

Your passion is the engine for your writing, but great stories come not only from great passion, but genuine commitment to getting from page one to page last. These workshops are about getting under the hood and working on the underlying mechanics of plot and character.

Session One: Story Structure

Plot is what your characters do.

What is a story? This session is a profound examination of the nature of plot and structure as the skeleton on which all else is built. What is the relationship between the protagonist and the problem? Understanding both the physical and emotional nature of the problem unravels the essential structure of a story. After you complete this session, you will see stories in a whole new way. Your own storytelling will have a new drive and purpose.

Session Two: Characterization

Characterization is who your characters are.

How do you bring a character to life? What animates the people in a story, making them real and believable? This session reveals character as a function of a person’s emotional landscape. How does a person react to events? And why? Understanding the expression of human emotions will transform the quality of your writing. After you complete this session, you will see people in a whole new way and the people in your stories will be real and alive.

Session Three: Style

Style is the voice of the story.

How do you create a mood? How do you evoke an emotion? How do you bring the story to life in the reader's imagination? We swim in the sea of language, never noticing how the currents move us. The master class examines the inherent power of language, how we weave our webs of words to create unique experiences in the reader's mind. After you complete this session, you will have a new relationshp with your work and the creation of every sentence will be an exciting adventure.


Tribbles Without Trouble

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Tribbles and scripts and T-shirts and stuff can be found at TribbleToys.com. These tribbles purr. And when you buy one, Miles purrs.

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