Creative Writing Workshop

A Community Enrichment Class

“Ann Lee Miller is a superb teacher who engages students with inventive and entertaining methods.”

Professor Patrick Finn

Creative Writing Chair, Chandler-Gilbert Community College

What to bring to class:

  • Paper and pen (or laptop)
  • An idea—no matter how brief—of a story you’d like to write

What to Expect:

  • A plan of how to write an article, short story, novel, or memoir
  • Opportunity to practice each step
  • Feedback on your own writing—including a free critique from a professional editor
  • Handouts of tips for great writing
  • Recommendations on vetted publishing professionals and educational resources
  • Opportunity to join an ongoing writing support/critique group after the class is over

About Ann

  • 5 published novels—Over 100,000 copies of Kicking Eternity have been downloaded from Amazon. Weekly memoir blog for the past 2 years
  • BA in creative writing from Ashland University
  • Working on Master’s in Fine Arts in creative writing at Wilkes University
  • A regular guest lecturer for college writing classes in the Phoenix area
  • More info is available on Ann’s About Page.

Topics Covered in Classes

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Structure

laying down the skeleton of your story

Magic Words

showing instead of telling, strong verbs, and what to leave out

Characterization

bringing real & imaginary people to life

Scene & Tension

assembling the building blocks of a story, stirring in tension

Setting & Dialogue

weaving setting into the story, dialogue that sounds real

Publishing & Marketing

getting your work self-published or traditionally published

14 + 8 =

To enroll, send Ann your name, phone number, and location of class you will attend.

Have questions or want to schedule a creative writing workshop in your community? Just ask!