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It’s that time again — time to invest a little time and money into your writing, to take it to the next level. If you want tips on organizing and structuring your book-length project, suggestions and secrets for submitting your work and getting it published, information about writing and editing genre fiction or erotica, or help with your memoir, now is the perfect time to jump in, make a commitment to your writing and see results in every page you write.

Hope to see you there!

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Teacher: Shanna Germain

Time: Wednesday & Thursday, 5:30-8pm, August 25-26

Location: The Attic, 4232 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Total Fee: $95 paid in advance

Deposit: $25 non-refundable. Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations made within 48 hours of workshop are also subject to forfeiture of instructor fee ($70).

It’s easy to get lost in the process of completing a book-length work. This class will give you the time & attention you need to stay on track and work through the difficult section of your opus, whether it be fiction or memoir. You’ll send a simple summary of your book project, as well as a section of the writing, to the instructor ahead of time & she’ll dispense it to the other students via email. Provides an opportunity to get feedback on a substantial section of your larger work, while also learning techniques for organizing & structuring your book.

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Teacher: Shanna Germain

Time: Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am, September 16 – November 18

Location: The Attic, 4232 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Total Fee: $345

Deposit: $115 (non-refundable)

Emphasis on turning your real-life experiences into quality stories that linger, affect and resonate. Discover how to put living people on the page, organize your story for more impact, and use objects, imagery and dialogue to increase the power of your words.

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Teacher: Shanna Germain

Time: Mondays, 5-7pm, September 13 – October 11

Location: The Attic, 4232 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Total Fee: $185

Deposit: $70 (non-refundable)

You’ve done your time — spent years learning how to craft quality stories, essays, memoirs or poems. Now is the time to get your babies out into the world. Learn how to find markets that suit your voice and style, write cover letters that sing and bios that growl, and properly format your pieces and get them sent off to prospective publishers. I’ll offer all my secrets for keeping track of markets, submitting stories, reading contracts and getting published.

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5-Week Workshop: Creating Amazing Sex on the Page

Teacher: Shanna Germain

Time: Mondays, 5-7pm, October 18 – November 15

Location: The Attic, 4232 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Total Fee: $185

Deposit: $70 (non-refundable)

Andy Warhol once said, “Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets.” And, yet, for so many writers of both fiction and non-fiction, sex is one of the hardest things to write well. Whether you want to produce hot and literary erotic short stories, add realistic and imaginative sex to your novel, or pen sizzling poems, this intensive Attic class promises to deliver. Using exercises, readings, discussions and critiques, we’ll explore written sexuality in all its forms and learn the elements of language, character, narrative and style that come together to create amazing sex on the page.

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NOTE: THIS CLASS IS ONLINE!! For all you Non-Portlanders!

Genre Writing Class

Instructor: Shanna Germain $375

9/13 – 11/19

You love the language of literary novels, but the sleepy plots zombify your brain. Page-turners keep you reading, but not even Dr. Frankenstein could zap life into characters that cliched. You know you can do better, creating a thrilling masterpiece full of real characters, moving motivations and plot manipulations. If you’ve ever wanted to write a “better” thriller, murder mystery, erotic novel, fantasy treatise or science fiction story, this class will help you find your way. We’ll break down the conventions of genre writing, explore ways to generate unique ideas, and then learn how to turn those ideas into solid stories through memorable characters, gripping plots and dynamic dialogue.

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PS __ awesome image by this artist.

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