Two upcoming events on my agenda that I’m very much looking forward to are a repeat of my Wordsmithing 101 workshop in Clute, in the Brazosport area south of Houston, in March and a memoir workshop in Brenham, Texas in June. Both communities have excellent hotels, good places to eat, and interesting things to see. There will also be a memoir workshop soon in Clute, dates to be announced soon.
The Center for the Arts and Sciences in Clute, Texas presents
A Master Class in Finding Your Creative Voice
with Ron Rozelle
A three-day writing workshop for everyone interested in learning how to plan and write more clearly and creatively, from a memo to the great American novel.
Do you feel the need to tell your particular story or just have the desire to look at words and sentences differently? Do you want to make your writing as clear as the planning that goes into it? If so, then Ron Rozelle’s Wordsmithing 101 is for you, whether you are a beginner or a more experienced writer. The instruction is geared to good writing in both fiction and nonfiction. Participants will come away with a plethora of helpful handouts.
Some topics that will be covered …
- Having something to say
- The thing and the bigger thing
- Craft and voice
- Good rules for good writers
- The six senses
- Showing vs. telling
- The big sandwich (coming up with a good story)
- Dialogue and dialect
- Editing and revision
- An assignment
- Peer critiquing ,,, and much more!
Place, dates and times:
The Center for the Arts and Sciences in Clute, Texas
Friday, March 16 — 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 — 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 — 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
16 hours of instruction!
Age: 16 – Adult.
BFAC Member price: $150
Non-member price: $175
Fri, Mar 16 9:00 AM
Register online at TheCenter@bcfas.org or call 979-265-766
Lifetime Learning of Brenham / Washington County
Telling Your Own Story
A 3 Day Memoir Writing Workshop with Ron Rozelle
June 15 – June 17, 2018
Have you ever considered putting several events from your unique life into book form, or maybe focusing on just one special, challenging, or particularly rewarding time from your past that readers – maybe our own children or grandchildren – will be inspired by or helped along on their own journeys? Do you want to make your writing as clear as the planning that goes into it? If so, then Ron Rozelle’s three-day memoir workshop titled Telling Your Own Story is for you, whether you are a beginner or a more experienced writer. The instruction will begin with a summary of general storytelling techniques and approaches, followed by ways to do the necessary research, carefully plan, and finally actually write the first draft of your memoir. There will also be valuable information regarding writing query letters to potential publishers and/or literary agents, manuscript preparation, and sources of contact information for publishers and agents. Excellent examples of finely crafted memoirs will be provided, along with other handouts.