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IWOSC Workshop

This morning from 10:30 to 1:00 I will be at the IWOSC meeting in Culver City at the Veterans building, conducting a workshop on Story Mapping. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for an interactive 4-week workshop. … Read entire article »

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Great Writer’s Conference

One of the best writer’s conferences around is the GLAWS Conference at LA Valley College June 27-29. Check it out at http://www.wcwriters.com/glawc/program.html. The curriculum for the Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference is unique in that it offers individual tracks for Aspiring, Active and Accomplishedwriters in an inspirational and educational, progressive stream of learning.   It allows you to participate and learn at a comfortable level with other writers of similar interests and disciplines. You may jump from one track to another at any time, or over a period of days, experience as many as you can. Its your choice! Genre Workshops/Panels: You may also attend workshops and panels on specific genres, including: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Murder Mysteries & Thrillers, Memoirs, Romance & Chic Lit, Poetry, Self-Help Spiritual and more. Screenwriting: Los Angeles Valley College is home to excellent Media Arts programs and the popular … Read entire article »

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Conventions of the Screenplay

For those of you interested, tomorrow starts my 8-week online screenwriting class, “Conventions of the Screenplay,” through Screenwriters University. See the full description at: http://swu.register.fwmedia.com/Course?CourseId=7016-4&utm_source=SUPromo&utm_medium=wid&utm_campaign=kahsuwid022014 … Read entire article »

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Join Me at the Upcoming Conferences

GLAWS – February 8-9, 2014 The Greater Los Angeles Writers’ Society – Genre LA Los Angeles Valley College http://www.wcwriters.com/sponsors/sponsors.html San Miguel Writer’s Conference 2014 – February 13-17 Conference on Creative Writing at Pacific – June 20-22 University of the Pacific – Stockton Campus … Read entire article »

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CHN Expo – Torrance

If you are going to the California Homeschool Network Expo in Torrance, June 27-30, 2013, I will be speaking on teaching creative writing at 2:30 on Friday in Suite 8. I hope to see you there. … Read entire article »

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Event Update

I’ll be speaking at the Writers of Kern meeting at The Clarion Hotel in Bakersfield on Saturday morning. The meeting starts at 10:00 and my presentation will be from 11:15 to noon. … Read entire article »

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10 Tips for Home Schooling

10 Tips for Home Schooling

Since two of my daughters home school, one with a child old enough to use The Writer’s Compass as a tool for teaching creative writing, I though it appropriate to create “10 Tips for Home Schooling.” Although I teach creative writing at the undergraduate and graduate level, I believe that this book is useful to students at the high school and junior high level and some of my methods may be useful for you to use … Read entire article »

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The Writer’s Compass on eBooks

The Writer’s Compass on eBooks

Look for The Writer’s Compass to be on your favorite eBooks by July 12 at your favorite book seller. … Read entire article »

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What Others Are Saying

Blogs RECENTLY ADDED Angela Booth’s Writing Blog Angela Booth, a writer and teacher, has posted a blog I wrote about The Writer’s Compass on her site and is encouraging those who have read TWC to post comments at http://www.angelabooth.biz/2011/07/the-writers-compass-by-nancy-ellen-dodd.html. July 16, 2011 The Lit Chick Show Video Interview Sylvia Massara posted a video interview of me discussing The Writer’s Compass on her site at http://www.litchickshow.com/2011/07/writers-compass-for-lit-chick-show.html. July 15, 2011 Morgen Bailey’s Blog Interview with me at http://wp.me/p18Ztn-lb. June 30, 2011 New Book Journal Posted press release about “The Writer’s Compass by Nancy Ellen Dodd” http://newbookjournal.com/2011/06/the-writers-compass-by-nancy-ellen-dodd/ June 29, 2011 Creative Writing Now “Nancy Ellen Dodd on How to Write a Manuscript in 7 Stages” posted at http://www.creative-writing-now.com/how-to-write-a-manuscript.html. June 17, 2011 Your Plot Thickens Lara Sterling discusses “What’s at Stake and Giving Your Story a Sense of Urgency” and how The Writer’s Compass developing them at http://yourplotthickens.blogspot.com/2011/06/whats-at-stake-and-giving-your-story.html. June 10, 2011 “Highlighted Author” Charlene A. Wilson highlights … Read entire article »

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