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WHAT’S KEEPING YOU

FROM INVESTING IN YOUR OWN DREAMS? 

It goes without ssketchy-training-in-a-blackboard-style_23-2147533942aying that if you want to get ahead in the creative writing world, then consider the important element of investing in yourself. Take the time to engage in up to date instruction on the new world of publishing and film, and if you are really interested in writing your dream, or in becoming a better writer in general settings, then send me an email at: andymurphy@sbcglobal.net

What are you waiting for? Write Your Dream! 

REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 1, 2018!

About our workshops

DON’T GET LOST IN A CROWD… Small, private classroom size for more personal attention.

PAYMENT PROCESS: In order to reserve a seat in this workshop, please call Andy Murphy at: 317-432-9804.  Payment must be received IN ADVANCE OF starting sessions to guarantee your registration seat.

Cost for Creative Writing Courses

5-Value-Package Course Price: $30.00 PER PERSON! JUNE 5th, 12th, JUNE 19th, 26th AND JULY 11th!

Bonus: All writers who enroll for full course will receive a Ticket to The WriteStuff Writers National Conference to be held in Fishers, IN in 2018 – Official date to be announced in soon!

Classroom Workshops

5 week course schedule also includes: 

  • Query letter and professional Book Proposal guidelines, and one manuscript review (first five chapters) provided only with full 6 week classroom workshop participation.
  • Review treatment written for a screenplay with supportive critique.

Limited classroom size. Reserve your interactive classroom course to guarantee your seat by emailing andymurphy@sbcglobal.net or calling (317) 432.9804

 

Creative writing courses will include, but not be limited to the following:

June 5th – Class Times: 2:00-4:00 P.M. or 6:00-7:30 P.M. 

The Elements of Fiction/Nonfiction: Simple Steps to Writing Stronger in Both Genres!

 This course provides an in-depth look in developing plot, realistic characters, voice and dialogue.  Successful methods to rescue your story from plot pitfalls. Test your own writing with insightful session exercises. NonFiction:  Learn the key elements when writing about people, places or things. Research, obtaining releases, copyright issues are key, as well as understanding the legal issues that are attached to this creative area. Instructor feedback is included in this interactive workshop.

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 June 12th – Class Room Times: 2:00-4:00 P.M. or 6:00-7:30 P.M.

The First Five Pages: Developing a Great First Chapter!

Hit the ground running with the secrets of writing a five-star first chapter that delivers a page turner right from the start. Experience tells us that readers will gauge your story in as little as the first five pages. Seamless writing is based on tried and true principles that every writer should know: Conflict. Action. Complexity. Shift of Reference. Test your skills in this interactive class as you create your own first chapter.

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June 19th – Class Room Times: 2:00 -4:00 P.M. or 6:00-7:30 P.M.

The Secrets of Creating Natural Dialogue!

 Dialogue is the force that contributes to characterization and story movement. It should be lean and sound the way people really talk. If you are having doubts about how to master this technique, then this is the class for you. Using dialogue should be fun when you know the formula of natural construction.  Observation and interaction with simple exercises will clear the air in one of the most important aspects of creative writing.

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June 26th – Class Room Times: 2:00-4:00 P.M. or 6:00-7:30 P.M.

Crafting a Memoir: Where to Start and How to Deliver!

Ask yourself four important questions: Where should I start my story? Do I have an interesting story to tell?  Can I tell it in an interesting and engaging way?  Do I have the drive to see it through? This engaging class will cover the development process of creating an outline; crafting an opening that hooks a readers interest; deciding your voice and your message of appeal to the broad spectrum of readers, male and female; creating a title that will capture a readers/publishers attention; and knowing when and where to bring your story to a close. This is a fun class with writing assignments to get the creative juices flowing. At the end of the class, writers will take home the beginning of their personal “memoir” and be on their way to telling their story!

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JULY 11th  Class Room Times: 2:00-4:00 P.M. or 6:00-7:30 P.M.

Understanding the Areas of Publishing and Making Movies!

Why do some writers succeed and others fall short? It could be said that writing your story might be the easiest part of your journey,  so understanding the many avenues of author responsibilities is critical. This course gives solid guidelines to follow before you even consider looking for an agent or publisher and will inform you of the prevalent scams that exist in the world of self-publishing. Tips on marketing and media  are included in this course with direction from  accomplished public relations and publishers as we explore all the elements needed for a writer to manage their own personal writing business, avoiding amateur mistakes and unreal expectations. Look before you leap is the lesson provided by this course!

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CHECK OUT ADDITIONAL COURSE COVERAGE:

  •  Humor
  • Historical Fiction
  • The Many Genres of Writing for Children
  • The Secrets of Organizing Time to Write
  • Writing with a Partner – Pro/Cons of this Relationship
  • Developing Your Own Query Letters
  • Book Adaption to Film
  • Exercises to Overcome Writers Block
  • Screenwriting – Book Adaptations
  • Writing/Producing a Documentary

Course Instructor: Andy Murphy

Jeannine “Andy” Murphy has more than 20 years experience working in the world of corporate communications and is a nationally published author of four books across the genres of fiction, nonfiction, children’s and a writer’s guide book. Titles include: Bloodless/Glenbridge Publishing; If You Believe/Brzamo Publishing; Skinny and Me: The WriteStuff Writer’s Little Guidebook, AuthorSolutions, and The Catty, Catty Ways of Women in the Workplace, Life Press Books. She is represented by Joanna Finney with 1126 Talent Agency, Nashville, Tennessee.

She is mother of Ryan Murphy, creator/ executive producer of the television series Nip/Tuck, Glee and American Horror, Eat Pray Love and The Normal Heart and Darren Murphy, a decorated Army Ranger and practicing attorney. Murphy just finished writing and directing two documentaries which were televised on PBS and CBN in November/December of 2016!

Murphy is the founder and executive director of the nationally recognized WriteStuff Writer’s Conferences and Events and is the Founder of the WriteStuff Getaway Trips. She has published four books to date and written and directed two documentaries that appeared on PBS and CBN television networks. She has written for nationally published magazines and worked in community magazines and newsletter in her long writing career.

She is actively involved in the writing community, serving as a contributing features columnist for Geist, atFishers and AtCarmel community magazines. She was inducted into the Library of Congress StoryCorps Alumni (June, 2012) after PBS recorded her story documenting her lifelong habit of letter writing and the notable responses she has received. She is now working on a new book, In a Field of Daisies, documenting an amazing life journey habit. Always active in the community, Murphy served for 12 years as the Moderator for the Carmel Clay Library Foundation’s annual Guilded Leaf Book & Author Luncheon, which served as a community fundraiser. 

Murphy is involved with the Heartland Film Festival, serving as a Truly Moving Picture Film Juror.

Interested, but want to learn more? Then reserve your interactive classroom seat by emailing your questions on courses offered to: andymurphy@sbcglobal.net.