Writing Class in Brainerd, MN

January 11: MEMOIR I        January 25: MEMOIR II Do you have a story to tell but need a nudge to get it on the page? Or are you ready to revise some of the work you have already written? In this class, we will study the elements of writing an engaging personal story — dialogue, setting, description and scene. Through a variety of fast moving writing exercises, we’ll dig deep to find the great stories. There will be time to share your work with fellow students and receive feedback on your work. Bring your ideas and your questions and let’s write some great stories! Instructor: Angela Foster teaches memoir at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, MN and holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Nonfiction from Pine Manor College in Boston, MA. February 8:...

Read More

The Most Important Thing to Know About Your Character!

  Stories need interesting characters and there is one thing you must know about your character before you put a word on the page: What does he/she want more than anything? If you know the answer to that question before you begin, the emotion behind the answer will drive your character (and your story) forward. Think about your favorite movie or book. Chances are you will see how the protagonist’s yearning moved the story forward from the beginning to the end. P. S. I’m booking work for February now. If  you are interested in a manuscript critique or my editing services, please contact me. I’d love to read your work.

Read More