Saturday, April 30, 2011

Writing tips, Writing Prompts, Writing a Book....

Writing Wide, Exercises in Creative Writing
 Writing Tips to Writing Prompts, to Writing a Book

Instructor: Billie Williams

Albert Einstein said it best “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, imagination encircles the world.”

Writers, more than any one, need to be able to imagine to “see” with more than just the eye. Writing tips, Writing Prompts, Writing a Book is designed to open the mind's eye to the creative interior of our lives by using metaphors for writing wide - painting a story with broad brush strokes and wide spaces and yet keeping it on a narrow path to story goal. It's all about seeing in a new way or a new light.

      Wide Space Between the Teeth: Compares secret keeping and the effects of a space between your teeth…meaning you can't keep a secret. In addition, this lesson explores how to write while holding your secret, letting the secret loose a little at a time, page by page, chapter by chapter…until “The End”.

      Wide Angle Lens of a Camera: Compares the wide angle lens of a camera shooting a panoramic shot and the panoramic view of your story idea before you pull out to focus on a close up portrait. It's all in the details, but not too many, focus is the key.

      Wide Shoes Leave a Wide Footprint: This is used for comparison in choosing of clues to follow your characters in your story, defining them, enlarging on their connection to the story whole.  [insert chat here - evening 7 pm CST to 8 to answer questions and a giveaway - will also give away a book at the end of the class.]

      Wide Mouth Jar: Compares canning and freezing produce to story design, plotting and fitting it together at the proper moment.

      Wide, Double-Wide, Trailer--mobile home: The double wide trailer or mobile home is used as an example of what your novel or stories parts and pieces are, how they are arranged, and how and where to place them inside the four walls of your story

      Wide Shadow: This section compares writing and point of view to the way shadows are displayed at different times of day or night. Light sources are also brushed upon as sunlight; moon glow and artificial light play a part as point of view creators.

      Wide Riding/Writing Corralling the wild stallion: Here we examine six ways to tighten up your writing. Comparing it to the horses in a corral, we look at wimpy verbs the nags of the literary world; locoweed prepositions; overweight adverbs, twin horse redundancies; and appaloosa similes and metaphors.

WHEN:    May 4, 2011 - Jun 21, 2011
COST:   $15 for Premium Members
$25 for Basic Members

Cancellation policy: Registrations are non-refundable except when the workshop is cancelled by Savvy Authors.
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INSTRUCTOR:   Billie A Williams

      Best-Selling, Award winning Mystery/Suspense author Billie A Williams is a fiction, non-fiction and poetry author and has won numerous contests for her short/flash fiction stories, essays, and poetry. Currently she has over two dozen books published. She is published in various magazines such as the literary magazine Thema; Guide, a Magazine for Children, Novel, Writing Etc., and Women In The Arts newsletter as well as Sister's in Crime, to list but a few.

      Williams is currently a member of The Wisconsin Regional Writers Association (WRWA) Upper Peninsula Writers Association (UPWA)National Association of Women Writers (NAWW) Sister's in Crime, Women in the Arts Program, Electronically Published Internet Connection (EPIC),  Pen Writer's Org., Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. (SCBWI) and Children's Book Insider, and the Children Writers Coaching Club. Visit her at her websites or and sign up for her Newsletter  and/or Mystery a Month Book Club on her website.

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