The Writer’s Workshop Series

Structure & Outline

October 18, 7 – 8:30 p.m. FREE, Registration Required –Space is Limited

Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, your story needs structure. In this workshop, we’ll discuss types of narrative structure, key elements and beats, and tips to keep your reader engaged. We’ll go over how to outline a new project and reverse-outline an already written one to identify problems. Come with an in-progress draft or fresh ideas in any genre. Beginning and intermediate writers welcome.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Jenny Bartoy is an editor and writer located in Tacoma, WA. She specializes in developmental and line editing of fiction and creative nonfiction, including memoir. You can find her on Instagram @jbartoywriter or visit her website at www.jennybartoy.com

Show & Tell 

November 6, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. FREE, Registration Required–Space is Limited

You’ve heard that old writing advice, “Show, don’t tell.” In this workshop, you’ll learn how to craft engaging scenes, enrich your descriptions with specificity and sensory details, and avoid information dumps to balance your pages. We’ll discuss whether it’s okay to “tell, don’t show” and how to make your writing come to life and emotionally connect with your reader. Beginning and intermediate writers welcome. 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Jenny Bartoy is an editor and writer located in Tacoma, WA. She specializes in developmental and line editing of fiction and creative nonfiction, including memoir. You can find her on Instagram @jbartoywriter or visit her website at www.jennybartoy.com

THEMES AND INSTRUCTORS FROM PREVIOUS WRITER’S WORKSHOP SERIES