Fantastical Exercises to Strengthen Your Fiction (whether or not you write fantasy!) with Carolyn Turgeon- A Pennwriters Online Course

Is your writing flat? Is it dull? Does it fail to excite all five senses?

Writers often neglect the detailed emotional and sensory descriptions that keep their readers fully engaged. Submerging readers in palpable scenes populated with vivid characters requires skilled communication of evocative sensations. Without such detail, stories fade to black and white and leave readers feeling unmoved.

In Pennwriters’ February 2013 Online Course, Fantastical Exercises to Strengthen Your Fiction, students will immerse themselves in their imaginary worlds to sharpen their focus on attention-grabbing detail and share that detail with force.

Instructor Carolyn Turgeon will lead students through guided writing prompts that will help students build vivid, imaginative, descriptive, sensual and emotional environments and characters. Students will learn:

• Writing with all five senses.

• Making a setting so  real your readers will feel they’ve been there.

• Putting the reader in your characters heart and mind.

And as a free bonus, students will receive their own copies of Carolyn Turgeon’s book, Mermaid!

DATE: February 1 – February 28, 2013

Early Bird Fee: $79 ($89 non-Pennwriters members)

Regular Fee: $89 ($99 non-Pennwriters members)

Register over at Pennwriters.

About the Instructor

Carolyn Turgeon

Carolyn Turgeon is the author of Rain Village (Unbridled Books, 2006), Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story (Crown, 2009), Mermaid (Crown 2011), The Next Full Moon (Downtown Bookworks, 2012), and upcoming The Fairest of Them All (Simon & Schuster, 2013). Carolyn’s books have also been published in the UK, Korea, China, Brazil, Portugal, and the Spanish-speaking world, and optioned for film by Focus Features, Gaumont Film Company, and Sony Pictures. She graduated from Penn State, has a Masters in Literature from UCLA, and is currently professor in the University of Alaska at Anchorage’s low-residency MFA program.


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