Master Class in Writing Craft Package- Winter 2019
January 15 - March 5$120
Join writer Marcia Walker for four unique engaging master classes as together you explore Character, Dialogue, the secret to good Beginnings, and how to find and establish the best Story Structure for your work.
Sign up for all four online workshops and save 20%!
January 15, 2019 @ 7 p.m. EST
Dialogue reveals character, dictates pacing, and dramatizes the relationships between characters. In this 90-minute workshop, you will learn how to use dialogue in fiction and nonfiction to create lively scenes. You will also learn the three different ways of using dialogue (summary, indirect and direct), how dialogue introduces theme and the proper format and style on the page.
Feb. 12, 2019 @ 7 p.m. EST
At the end of a book or story, more than any other story element, it’s the characters who remain in our minds. Getting to create memorable characters on the page who feel alive is also one of the greatest joys in writing. In this two-hour master class, we’ll explore how to write engaging, fully-realized characters for both fiction and nonfiction.
Feb. 26, 2019 @ 7 p.m. EST
Whether you’re writing fiction or nonfiction, your beginning sets the tone, voice, potential dramatic tension, theme, character, and world of your narrative. Together, we’ll examine first lines, first paragraphs and first pages to see what works (and what doesn’t) in each of them, unpacking craft techniques writers have used to create sparks and hook their readers.
March 5, 2019 @ 7 p.m. EST
All stories travel forward in an arc to deliver the characters (and the reader) from one state to another. Join this two-hour master class in craft to discuss hidden layers of plot and the many ways to build events in your story to excite, innovate, and inform.
Each workshop is regularly priced at $39 (or $156 for all four); sign up for the Master Class Package at $120 and save $36.
Marcia Walker’s writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The New York Times, Fiddlehead, Prism international, Room, Event, Antigonish Review, University of Toronto Magazine, This Magazine, The Globe and Mail, CBC radio and The Broken Social Scene Story Project. She has been shortlisted for Prism’s fiction and non-fiction prize, the Writers’ Union of Canada short prose competition and the Lascaux fiction award. Her plays have been part of Nightwood Theatre’s Groundswell festival and the F.O.O.T. festival. She is a graduate of the Guelph MFA program and runs the Emerging Writers Reading Series in Toronto.