|For the price of a Cappuccino,|
you can write in class,
and share your in-class creations.
Sunday, Nov. 14, 2-4 pm. Bobby Pearse Community Center, N. Main Park.
These second Sunday $5 workshops, sponsored by the Emrys Foundation and Greenville Parks & Rec, are designed to stimulate creativity and generate ideas. We’ll use a some in-class writing exercises to inspire new work.
The focus for tomorrow's workshop are beautiful sentences. Great first lines*.
Smart gripping scene starters. Openings-- those shiny cut jewels!
The stuff's too good not to share. A virtual workshop, maybe?
*As noted in my previous post on great first lines:
Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.
-- One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were.
--Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
In the town, there were two mutes and they were always together. - Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
The Grandmother didn't want to go to Florida.-- Flannery O'Connor, "A Good Man is Hard to Find."
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. - George Orwell, 1984
They shoot the white girl first. - Toni Morrison, Paradise
I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974. - Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York. - Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar