Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Write Your Own Classic! New Class Forming…

by Deborah Wilbrink

Whenever I speak to a group, someone is sure to ask, “When are you going to give a class about writing?” Many people enjoy writing more when they can have feedback with a group. A writers group is wonderful for that—friends who meet or “Meetup” to share their writing and get some feedback and tips. I’ve designed a class with more structure which facilitates, literally, “Old School” learning. It’s described below, and will be on my website, on the page Classes and Coaching, after this little blurb passes on. If you don’t need it, wonderful! Please let others know who may benefit. Someone out there has a New Year’s Resolution to take a writing class!

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Write Your Own Classic

Meets 1.5 hours, once a week, 6 weeks, begins mid-Jan.
Woodmont Blvd. and Hillsboro Pike, Nashville
$25 due at each class, or $125 in advance for all six.

This is a structured creative writing class aimed at working on your memoir or novel. Aristotle’s classic structure can be applied to either. Step by step you’ll practice developing setting, character, plot, moral, and theme. These are the elements that make a book worth reading.

Finding one’s voice, choosing a style, and organizing your structure are also topics.

Each class will feature a brief lecture with examples—partnered and group activities, independent writing and voluntary sharing. It is anchored with a PowerPoint / slide presentation, and you will have handouts to take home and use. There are no grades. Our goals are learning, fun, and improvement. Writers at all levels will be successful and are welcome.  If you are interested, please answer the questions below with a yes or no and email your answers to me at with any additional details or feedback.

1. Can you attend on Saturday mornings, 10-11:30?
2. Can you attend Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday nights, 7-8:30?
3. Can you start mid-January? If not, when?

Yvonne Perry is the author of these books:
She is also the owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services (

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