The Fairfield County Writers’ Studio is a creative community committed to the Art, Craft and Business of writing.
We help emerging and established writers grow their stories and their careers with support, workshops and master classes led by faculty whose work has received national acclaim.
We offer small classes and one-on-one editing, as well as free events and resources, in a positive, pro-active, professional – and fun – environment. Come visit us by the train station at 21 Charles St. in Westport, Conn.Explore Our Classes
Write In? Right On! Spend a day or two at The Studio writing without distractions, interruptions or lessons. We supply the space, the bagels, the coffee, the instructions and the community. You share your writing hopes and intentions for the day, then work on your piece/s as you see fit. Various workspaces accommodate your needs: comfy chair or stiff-backed, isolated or around a community table, dreaming out the window or staring at the screen. Maybe a combination of all. You decide. We can accommodate you. Feel free to bring your own lunch or have us take care of that as well ($15 per day extra). Arrive by 9:30 a.m. for bagels, introductions and intentions. Writing time begins … [Read More...]
Except for special programs and events, The Studio is closed for the summer. Feel free to call us at (203) 374-8343 if you need/want to reach us, or to email us at info@FCWritersStudio.com. We are always looking to offer intriguing and helpful workshops. Let us know if you have one in mind that you'd love to teach or take. Our instructors are excellent writers and superb teachers, and are patient, positive, professional and productive. Is that you? Feel free to contact us with your ideas. Carol and Tessa … [Read More...]
Greetings, Friends of The Studio. Come join in the fun at our launch party for Vanishing Point, by The Studio's own E.V. Legters. We're opening our doors to a Sunday afternoon affair, June 4, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The party is free, but you need to let us know in advance that you're coming. Register here. Kirkus calls Vanishing Point "painfully beautiful... a heartbreaking and exquisite story." Check out the awesome review here. Way to go, E.V.!! We are proud and grateful that you are a part of our community. E.V. teaches Creative Writing, and I Want to Write. Now What? … [Read More...]
By VICTORIA SHERROW
As children’s writers, we hope to pull our readers into a story and keep their interest from start to finish. One important tool for achieving that goal is called “show; don’t tell.” By showing what characters experience moment-to-moment, we help readers feel like they are THERE with the characters, sharing the experience. “Show; don’t tell” helps us write lively scenes rather than just giving readers a bland list of facts or background information about characters, settings, and events.
Here’s an example based on one of the writing exercises I use in my workshops. The first is a series of fact statements that lack “show; don’t tell”:
Inside the Traynor home, 11-year-old Jason was working on his school science project. The project was due the next day. Jason had not planned ahead and didn’t have the materials he needed to finish. He was worried.[Read More...]
Write In? Right On!
Spend the day at the studio writing without distractions, interruptions or lessons. We supply the space, the bagels, the coffee and the community. You share your writing hopes and intentions for the day, then work on your piece/s as you see fit.[Read More...]
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