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The Craft:  Swain’s Creating Characters – Ch 17:  The Search for Zest

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


6:00 – 7:30:  The Craft:  Swain’s Creating Characters – Ch 17:  The Search for Zest

How do you maintain your cutting edge as a writer?  You draw on the stimulus of people.

People-watching was a favorite pastime of mine back in my high school days when I was shy.  I learned a lot about people, enough to begin pulling their inner feelings into my stories by college.  Since then, I’ve grown more into engaging others than merely watching them.  Continuing my development as a writer, however, requires me to rekindle my powers of observation, viewing others through new eyes, the eyes of experiences I have now, but not when I was back in college.

Join us as we learn Swain’s tips for maintaining our enthusiasm, our zest for work!

Homework:  Read Chapter 17 before arriving.

7:30 – 9:00:  Tre Critique

Tre Critique is  three-member team approach to more dynamic and informative critiques of our work.  By both giving and receiving two critiques each week, the quality of your writing will improve at a rapid pace and reach high quality in the shortest possible time.  Variations resulting from uneven groups include two and four members in a critique group.

Please review this link for details.

See you there!


Colorado Springs Fire Station #14
1875 Dublin Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80918 United States