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Winter Raleigh Writing Workshops Open
Triangle Writers, a group of writers from Raleigh-Durham and surrounding areas, opens registration for winter 2012 writing workshops. The series of writing courses will take place in downtown Raleigh this February.
By: Tara Lynne Groth
Writers of all genres are welcome in workshops exploring film techniques and theories in writing, maximizing tax deductions for writers and how to craft effective dialogue. Three writing workshops are offered: Film Techniques for Writers, Accounting Basics for Writers and Writing Dialogue With Actors. All workshops take place from 10:30AM to 12:30PM on Saturdays throughout February 2012 and include brunch.
Saturday, February 11 – Film Techniques for Writers: Storytelling techniques in films can be translated to novels, poetry and memoir. Frame, composition, types of cuts, choice of colors and angles can change the meaning behind a character and their actions. Learn how to direct your scenes using actions related to film theories.
Saturday, February 18 – Accounting Basics for Writers: Did you have to buy a camera to take photos for a magazine article? Your camera is a tax deduction. Are you traveling to a writers conference? You can deduct 100% of your travel expenses and half the cost of your meals. Learn how to maximize your deductions as a writer, where the line exists between hobbyist and business, and about the types of business models you can form as a writer. (Sole proprietor, LLC, etc.)
Saturday, February 25 – Writing Dialogue With Actors: You've probably found reading your work aloud helps in discerning what dialogue works and what sounds completely unrealistic. Bring segments of your novel or script and let the professional actors who have starred on the stage and screen bring your work to life. Their job is to breathe life into characters just from reading dialogue. Receive suggestions from the actors and other writers on how to build dramatic tension and make your dialogue more realistic.
Raleigh Writing Workshops
All writing workshops take place at Nature’s Pure Essentials (in the Five Points Area next to Lily’s Pizza), 1809B Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC. Each workshop is $35.00 for Triangle Writers members and $40.00 for non-members. Triangle Writers is free to join. Advanced registration is required and can be made at www.taralynnegroth.com. Brunch includes an assortment of chocolate muffins, cinnamon twists, croissants and crumb cakes with bottled water and coffee from Third Place Coffeehouse.
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About Triangle Writers
Triangle Writers is an group of creative and passionate writers in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and surrounding areas who love the art of storytelling, whether it is short fiction, memoir, a novel or a magazine feature. Triangle Writers offers critique groups for mystery writers, novelists, screenwriters and creative non-fiction. There is even a virtual critique group for writers who are unable to attend in person. Critique groups are free to join and attend. Special workshops and query clinics are offered for an additional fee. The group is organized by Tara Lynne Groth, author and freelance writer based in Raleigh. More information about joining Triangle Writers can be found at www.taralynnegroth.com.