Alison Taylor-Brown will once again teach her popular workshop series in Eureka Springs.

The series consists of ten sessions on many elements of writing craft. Each workshop stands alone, so you can jump in at any time. The workshops are appropriate for both beginners and established writers of fiction, memoir and creative nonfiction.

The series is grant funded and therefore FREE,
but please register to reserve your workbook.


The Story You Always Wanted to Tell

Now’s the Time 

A L L    W O R K S H O P S in this Series
11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
(with a short break for lunch)
Pizza Hut on Highway 62
2048 E Van Buren
Eureka Springs, AR

The First Page – November 29 
  • How to Begin
  • Asking the Right Questions
  • What is Voice?
  • Narrative Arc
  • Writing Rules to Live By
Character – December 6 
  • 13 ways to make Characters REAL
  • Narrative Urgency
Dialogue – December 20
  • What to Say
  • How to Say it
Setting and Research – January 10 
  • Setting–More than a Place
  • Setting–Friend or Foe?
  • The Four Elements to Research
  • How to Research
The Word & the Sentence, Parts 1 & 2 – Part 1 January 17  and Part 2 January 24 
Using language to manipulate the reader to get the reaction you want.
  • Diction
  • Sound Devices
  • The Sentence
  • Figurative Language
  • Types of Phrases
  • Style
Subtext – January 31
  • Below the Surface of Story, Plot, Context
  • Implicit Narrative
  • Weaving the Dramatic & the Subtle
High Events & Closings – February 7
  • Two Mistakes with High Events
  • Endings can Culminate or Imply Continuation
  • Ending Literal or From Afar?
Self-Editing 1 & 2 – Part 1 February 14 and Part 2 February 21
  • From First Draft to Finished Manuscript in 12 Steps
  • Reviewing and Applying all the Writer’s Tools