Category Archives: Saturday Morning Workshop

Saturday Workshop: “Style” Takes Your Writing From Good to Great

“From Good to Great” was a highly-acclaimed management book in the 1990s. But advancing your business or your writing from good to great takes a lot of work. A LOT of work. We writers don’t talk about style much – … Continue reading

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Saturday Workshop: How to Write a Sexy Sentence

If you don’t think that the way an adjective pairs perfectly with a noun is erotic, then you have a thing or two to learn… This workshop focuses on developing prose, word by word, sentence by sentence, with agonizing attention … Continue reading

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Saturday Workshop – The Role of Truth in Nonfiction, Fiction, & Autobiographical Fiction

For the Spring semester of 2017, we will again continue our Saturday Workshop Series. The first of our Saturday Workshops is nearly here, and we are pleased to welcome a new presenter: David Martinez. Explore the space between nonfiction and … Continue reading

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Saturday Workshop – Characterization: Populating Your Fictional World with Realistic People

Missed the workshop and want to see some of what Mark had to offer? Attended the workshop, but want to refresh your memory on some of Mark’s book selections and concepts? Head over to Workshop Materials and peruse the content covered in … Continue reading

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Saturday Workshop: Narrative Poetry

When is a story a poem? Spend a morning in the company of other writers discussing narrative poetry. We’ll talk about when and why to use poetic form to convey narrative. We’ll also discuss point of view within narrative and … Continue reading

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Saturday Workshop: Dancing in the Dark…

There’s this scene you’ve been working on: Jack walks into a room. Diane’s already there. She’s drinking a mimosa and reading a travel guide for a place you haven’t decided on yet–maybe Barbados, maybe Detroit. Jack crosses the room. He … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars: Fall GCC Events!

During Fall 2016, we will continue to support Free Association readings at GCC and hold free community workshops one Saturday per month. We hope to see big, happy, creative crowds at all of these events. Listed below you’ll find the … Continue reading

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