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"Not Just One of the Gang: Writing Ensemble Casts" with Tracy Wolff

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Location
St. Edward's University, Trustee Hall 303
3001 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

4/6/2019 From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM


 

$49 for members (sign in for member pricing)

Registration for this class has closed. Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows at the member walk-in rate of $59 and non-member rate of $119.

Want to create powerful characters and relationships that engage readers, sell books and live on long after the final page is read?

 

From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the Fast and the Furious movies to Harry Potter, a strong ensemble cast does more than just keep people watching (or reading). It steals hearts, captures imaginations and gives its audience a powerful sense of belonging. In Not Just One of the Gang, New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff reveals the psychology and the artistry that goes into putting together a powerful and engaging ensemble cast where every member feels as real, and as important, as your best friend.

 

TAKE THIS CLASS IF

  • You're writing a novel or story with a large cast of characters.
  • You're struggling to differentiate characters or make each one stand out.
  • You want to learn to develop structure and plot by developing characters.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Tracy Wolff, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—in second grade, around the same time she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. A one-time English professor with over fifty novels to her name, she now devotes most of her time to writing romance and dreaming up heroes.

 

LOCATION

St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704. You can find a St. Edward's University campus map here.

 

REGISTRATION

$49 members (sign in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers

 

Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

Online registration will close at the end of Thursday, April 4. After that you can pay admission at the door with a check for the walk up rate - $59 for members and $119 for nonmembers - as long as seats are available. If your browser has difficulty with our website store, or if you prefer to mail in a check, click here for a class registration form. The document provides instructions on where to mail it.

Once a purchase has been made, tickets are not refundable and registration cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at wlt@writersleague.org or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster.

 

HOW WRITERS' LEAGUE OF TEXAS CLASSES WORK:

Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven't taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to give us a call at 512-499-8914 if you'd like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.

 


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

 


Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to
www.arts.texas.gov.


 

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.