Susanne Davis

Words on Fire Studio Workshop

Enrolling now for Summer Session! Contact Susanne to register.

Story with Heart and Art
Four evening sessions 6-9 pm, May, June, July and August
Limit 6 participants. $580

Everyone loves a good story, a story that moves us to laughter or tears, one that transports us to another time and place, a story that shows us who we are. As writers, we dream of writing stories that move readers this way, stories written in our own unique voices that see the world in our own unique way.

Whether you are dusting off a fiction or nonfiction manuscript, re-envisioning a draft, or creating a first draft, this workshop will help sharpen your skills to write your story in your voice. In both fiction and nonfiction, we consider the story arc and the elements of fiction created by plot, character, setting, dialogue and point of view. Where is the dramatic tension of the beat? The scene? The story? Where is dramatic tension lacking? How do you create it? In each three hour session, participants will be given detailed critique of work submitted prior to class. Expect constructive criticism, encouragement AND communityómeant to inspire participants to improve and move projects toward completion.

Participants will be asked to email up to 15-18 manuscript pages to instructor three days prior to workshop for initial reading and written critique. Writers will also share feedback on each otherís work.

One Day Retreat: Write Your Story in Your Voice
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 9:30 am-2:30 pm
$99 before 1/1/2013, $110 after 1/2/2013

Fun! Inspiring! Start the New Year with this Saturday workshop to help you hear your unique voice and craft the story whispering to be told, whether yours or the fictional one you've wanted to tell.

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Praise from workshop members:

"I am a published author - thanks to Susanne Davis and her workshops!
I highly recommend Susanne both for her talents and her dedication to supporting my talents. I began her workshops just to improve my writing skills - never realizing that I have what it takes to publish a book/e-book! Susanne nurtured my talents and grew me into an accomplished author. The fellow writers I met in her workshops continue to inspire me. If you are looking for an accomplished teacher, coach and writer, I highly recommend Susanne Davis!
--Shari Aaron, Climb The Green Ladder: Make Your Company and Career More Sustainable, Wiley, 2009

"Susanne Davis is a wonderful writing coach. She shows great enthusiasm, courage and persistence. Thanks to her my new book of poetry "The Ocean Carries Me" is a work of art I really can say "yes" to. It goes beyond my expectations. Thank you, Susanne."
--Gerda Walz-Michaels, The Ocean Carries Me, Spring, 2012.

"Susanne Davis's instruction has been invaluable to me in writing my first novel. Her experience and deep knowledge of literature and creative writing have well served myself and other members of our writing group as she provided thoughtful review of our pieces. Susanne clearly communicates her detailed analysis of plot, character and setting so that my work certainly has benefitted. As important as Susanne's technical expertise is the gracious manner in which she conducts the group."
--Ed Burke, Vermont lawyer and fiction writer

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