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
Today is Thursday, December 14. The Studio is OPEN as usual.
Unless otherwise noted, we follow the Westport Public Schools schedule. When they are closed due to inclement weather, so are we. When they delay their opening, our morning workshops are cancelled and our workshops from noon on proceed as scheduled.
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"National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing." So say the organizers of this non-profit organization geared to helping you turn out 50,000 words in the month of November. We can help. Whether you're working on a novel, a memoir, or another lengthy and creative work, the Fairfield County Writers' Studio is by your side, supplying free coffee, tea, inspiration, tips, community and - in the month of November - a place to write! If you have taken a paid workshop with us, you can come in and write for free on NaNoWriMo Open Studio days. If you haven't, you can buy a one-day pass for $25 on certain days in the month of … [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...]
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