Associate Director – MacKenzie Doss
Everything you need to know to write a beautiful story.
Two 8-Week Courses
Mondays at 6 pm
The First Page
How to Begin • Asking the Right Questions • What is Voice? • Narrative Arc • Writing Rules to Live By
13 Ways to Make Characters REAL • Narrative Urgency
Dialogue and Setting
What to Say, How to Say It • Setting, More than a Place • Setting, Friend or Foe? • The Four Elements to Research • How to Research
The Word and the Sentence
Diction • Sound Device • The Sentence Figurative Language • Types of Phrases • Style
8-Week Series $99
Subtext, High Events, Closing
Below the Surface of Story, Plot, Context • Implicit Narrative • Weaving the Dramatic & the Subtle • Two Mistakes with High Event • Endings can Culminate or Imply Continuation • Ending Literal or From Afar?
From First Draft to Finished Manuscript in 15 Steps • Reviewing and Applying all the Writer’s Tools
8-Week Series $99
Mackenzie Doss has a Masters degree in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. During her studies she interned at Black and White Publishing under the assistant editor while also editing for Edinburgh University’s student journal The Forum. Her undergraduate degree was in Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara with specializations in Literature of the Mind and Early Modern Studies.
She has participated in many workshops and has organized and hosted numerous open mic nights across Edinburgh City. Having spent several years within the writing community in Edinburgh, she is excited to be back in the United States to contribute to the universal creative process. After traveling through eleven countries on three continents, she wholeheartedly believes in the connective power of storytelling. Mackenzie also writes for the Eureka Springs Independent and Fun Guide. She currently teaches the Village Writing School curriculum in Rogers monthly; check out her upcoming workshops above.
Contact her at 213-281-0660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each 8-week series includes: 16 hours of instruction, weekly assignments, in class critiquing and mentoring.
$99 per series.
Comments on this workshop
Kenzie did a superb job of presenting the concepts and answering questions. She is a real pro!!
Enjoyed the presentation very much. Explanations clear and questions were answered completely. Examples given were appropriate. A wonderful day.
Kenzie is knowledgeable and interesting and I’m looking forward to more classes. Thanks!
In-depth material I haven’t heard anywhere else.
Great workshop. Learned lots, head full of new techniques and ideas. Thank you for coming to Rogers.
This was a great workshop to inspire and was done in a very encouraging manner. Kenzie is a smart lady.
This was a great course!
These workshops are really helping me with my writing.
Village Writing School
177 Huntsville Road, Eureka Springs, AR 72632