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Workshops

Nina Wright—actor, playwright and novelist—is a seasoned and entertaining instructor. She's available to teach the following workshops in writing and the creative process, and for individual or group coaching and consultation. Nina can also design customized workshops for your company, school, or organization. For more information, e-mail Nina.

Creating Dramatic Dialogue

Whatever kind of writing you do, chances are it involves people talking. Want a new bag of tricks for putting words in your characters' mouths? This workshop explores how dialogue differs from real-life conversation, and what it reveals about personality, relationships, place, time, and action. Learn how to let your characters help tell your story.

What Playwrights Know that All Writers Need

Think of every play you've ever seen: You, as part of the audience, expected something to happen when the curtain went up—and things to keep happening in a way that engaged you until the curtain fell. Nina Wright is a playwright who made the transition to writing fiction. She shows how playwriting techniques can start your story rolling from the first sentence and keep the audience involved until the final word.

What Actors Know that All Writers Need

Acting is about playing the truth—finding what is real and urgent for your character and then showing rather than telling it on stage. Let Nina teach you acting techniques that you can use as a writer. You'll learn to clarify your characters' intentions and actions to create a compelling story. Give yourself the writer's gift of theater by taking this amazing seminar.

Whose Story Is It?

For a story to work, the right person has to tell it. In other words, the writer needs to choose the best possible point of view. This workshop helps you figure out who should tell your story and how.

What Kind of Story Is It?

So you think you know what you want to write before you start to write it. Okay—but you may be cutting your best creative options. Let Nina Wright show you how to spin ideas and characters in surprising directions for amazing results. Open up your options for the writing ride of your life. And then start that story.

Writing the First Draft Fast

You've got nothing to show an agent or publisher until you've written your novel all the way to the end. Learn Nina Wright's secrets for getting the first draft done, no matter what. She can help you solve your biggest plotting problems. And she can teach you how to complete any project right on schedule.

How to Woo Your Muse

Fact: You have to court Creativity; she (or he) doesn't show up uninvited. This exciting workshop offers new ways to connect your inner and outer worlds. Everything you want to write about is already waiting for you; you simply have to find the way there. Come prepared to play on paper. You'll leave with both answers and inspiration. And you'll have fun, too!

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