2018 NEW CLASSROOM WORKSHOPS!

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 REGISTRATION OPENS  Monday, September 3, 2018. Classes begin: October 10, 2018 start. 4-week course period. Time: 6:00 p.m to 7:30 p.m. Classes are fun and offer a solid foundation for writers at all levels.

To sign up: email: andymurphy@sbcglobal.net or call: 317-432-9804
4-week course fee is: $50.00.

 Topics will include, but not be limited to:

BONUS: ALL FULhand-drawn-week-planning-in-chalkboard_23-2147544420L COURSE PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE ADVANCE TICKET TO WRITESTUFF WRITERS “ALL ACROSS THE ARTS!” CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN FISHERS, IN in Spring of 2019!

Registration for new courses begins: September 3, 2018. DATES: Instruction period:Wednesday’s –  October 10th – October 17th – October 24th and October 31st. – TIME: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

COURSES INCLUDE:

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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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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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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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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Bonus Course will be added upon demand:

Understanding the Areas of Publishing and Adapting a Book to Film! 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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Interested, but want to learn more? Then reserve your interactive classroom seat by emailing your questions on courses offered to: andymurphy@sbcglobal.net.

 

CHECK OUT ADDITIONAL SINGLE COURSES OFFERED!

Cost per Single Course: $20.00

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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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