"Secrets of Great Narrative Writing: For Novelists and Memoir Writers"
A 3-Part Writing Workshop by International Award-winning Writer and Writing Coach David Hazard.
Since 1979, I've been launching new writers into the publishing world.
I love coaching and teaching as much as I love writing and what better venue in teaching the art of writing then at the Cooley Gallery.
In this 3-part series David will instruct you in the art of storytelling - the techniques used by great writers to create great short stories, novels and memoirs. (Past attendees of David's workshops gone on to win cash awards in the Loudoun County Library System's Summer Short Story Competition. See the Loudoun County Library website for details, and consider entering your work!)
Part 1 ( DATE TBD ) covers the secrets of creating compelling plots and characters. Your storytelling abilities - whether you're writing a short piece or a novel - will increase rapidly once you know the secrets of "under-structure" you will learn in this session.
Part 2 ( TBD ) covers creating great scenes and dialogues. There is an art to building small incidents that lead to captivating scenes and powerful dialogue, treated in this session.
Part 3 ( TBD ) adds to your skills the importance of understanding "camera work" - which is the art of creating powerful images that empower your writing and live in the minds of your readers.
David Hazard, the instructor, is founder of ASCENT, an international coaching business, with writer-clients from Kathmandu to Johannesburg to Dublin to San Diego.
We have not yet locked in a date for these classes as we are finalizing our opening date. If you are thinking of writing a book, blog or anything of the like this class is certainly in your wheelhouse. Please contact, The Cooley Gallery directly at, 703-779-4639 or email firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions.