Poetic Tools for Prose Writers

Upcoming Live Sessions:
Sunday, May 5 at 9:30 AM PDT
Sunday, August 11 at 9:30 AM PDT

Class Description:

Everyone talks about the writers’ toolbox, but how do you go about actually filling it? Poetry provides plenty of techniques applicable to prose that will help make it both more beautiful and more effective.

Some of the things we’ll cover in this workshop:

Concision: When you have few words to work with, each one has to be sharp.

Imagery and Emotion: When narrative is optional, you can focus on making the reader feel.

Rhythm, Sound and Attention: Learn how to guide the reader so their attention falls exactly where you want it.

And a lot more.

More information:
If you want to get an idea of what a typical session is like, you can read Cat Rambo’s livetweet.

And if you want to know more about my reasons for teaching this class, I’ve written an essay about it: “The Words Are Always There — Poetic Tools for Prose Writers

Live Class Registration Information:

The cost for a single session live workshop is $99 for new students; $79 for students who have formerly taken a class with Cat (or Rachel). Classes are taught via Google Hangouts; all you need is a computer with a microphone and reliable Internet connection, but a webcam is suggested.

Register by mailing Cat Rambo at cat AT catrambo.com and specifying whether you would prefer to pay by Paypal or by check.