Workshops in Boise
Sorry if you've seen this before, but I thought it'd be worth reposting. These are opportunities around Boise this spring.
LOVE AND LEFTOVERS, HarperCollins 2012
IDAHO WRITERS GUILD
Register now for the "All About Agents" workshop. This workshop is especially designed for book and screen writers who are now, or expect to soon be, looking for a literary agent. All events will take place at the Owyhee Plaza Hotel in downtown Boise.
RWA Chapter Coeur du Bois presents Theresa Meyers, May 14th in Boise:
Plotting & Subplotting
What happens between the covers of your book is magic, but even magic needs a little organization to make it effective. In this information packed two-hour course discover new tools to make your plotting and subplotting faster and easier so you can write tightly constructed stories with fast-moving pace, driven by characterization. We'll look at plotting boards, conflict charts, scene and sequel development and subplotting webs, as well as how and when to insert backstory and how to avoid a sagging middle.
Self-editing for Success
No skill is more useful to the working writer than a keen ability to self-edit her own work. Self-editing not only gives your work the polish it needs to shine in the submission stacks, but also makes your relationship with your editor better once you are contracted. In this two-hour in-depth workshop, learn the basics of powering up your word choices, how to edit to show rather than tell, find out how to heighten your natural voice as an author and how to identify the most common pitfalls.
The all-day event is on Saturday, May 14 from 9am-4pm (includes lunch). The registration deadline is 5/2/11. Cost of the workshop members is $50 and $60 for nonmembers. Register at the door for $75. See www.cbcrwa.com for more details.
Lance Thompson's Screenplay Story Structure Workshop
May 14 and 15 (Saturday & Sunday) 2011. 9:00 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. Boise, Idaho
Nothing is more fundamental to a successful screenplay than sound story structure, yet nothing is more misunderstood. The three-act structure is as old as Aristotle, but the simple rules have been needlessly twisted, misused and confused over the years by those who make their living as storytellers.
Lance Thompson demystifies and explains story structure in this enjoyable, instructive, interactive two-day workshop that is guaranteed to improve your ability to write and tell a good story. Students will learn the importance of story, basics of story structure, and how the principles contribute to a memorable screenplay. Students will also participate in class exercises to create stories using what they've learned.
Lance Thompson has been a script doctor for movies (The Two Jakes, The Honeymooners), written for television (Mr. Belvedere), and conducted screen writing classes for the Scriptwriters Network in Los Angeles and for the Idaho Film Office. His writing and photography have appeared in two dozen magazines and newspapers, including Air & Space Smithsonian and Cowboys & Indians, as well as the recent book X Plane Crashes.
Cost of workshop is $95 per person ($85 for veterans). Limited to a maximum of 16 students. Workshop will be held May 14th and 15th, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Lunch is not included, but we will break for lunch. Workshop to be held at: Her Spirit in Pioneer Square, 5181 Overland Road, Boise.
For more information, or to reserve a seat, contact: Lance Thompson 208-898-1451 lancet@...