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Become A Better Fiction Writer
You know you want to be a fiction writer, and you think you may have the talent.  Where do you find the motivation and training you need to get published?

Many writers come to the Coffeehouse seeking the means to begin brewing stories of their own.  Through our workshops, we'll supply you with the finest beans to get you started.  You do the brewing. Your readers will eventually savor the rich flavor of your stories. Remember, it's all in the preparation.

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NEW!  Suddenly, Flash Fiction: 
A Course in Writing Short Shorts
(April 23, 2001)
Are you intrigued by powerful and memorable short-short stories, sometimes also called flash, sudden, micro, fast, quick, furious, skinny, or postcard fiction? Have you discovered the difficulty of trying to write them?  If you want to learn more about this rapidly rising-in-popularity and very marketable type of writing, then this is the course for you.

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Good Things Come in Threes
(January 8, 2001)
Ever wonder why there are so many threes in children's literature - three bears, three pigs, even three Billy Goats Gruff? Then find out what the "Core of Three" is all about and learn to write your own tales for children using this simple story structure.

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Nurturing the Muse (January 8, 2001)
This workshop addresses the emotional and creative challenges of the writer's life-- perfecting the craft of writing, dealing with rejection, uncovering inspiration in daily activities, developing the writer's eye for detail, and finding ways to nurture, nourish and regenerate the creative force.

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Hooking A Sale (January 8, 2001)

Editors and readers alike will buy your book based on the first paragraph, the first page, the first scene. Satisfy them in this small bite, and they will request and read more. Fail, and you've lost your shot at success.

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Want to know how to get those stories and characters out of your head and onto the page? This 12-week workshop can help! You'll learn to build fiction from the ground up, including:

Strong openings
Point of view
Building characters
Creating conflict
Writing endings

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