Trinity Arts Writers Workshop

Workshop is part of our name. We are committed to share the talent and knowledge of our members.

Mini-Workshops will be conducted on a variety of topics related to the writing craft and the process of getting work published.

If you would like more information or you are interested in presenting a program contact the Mini-Workshop Committee Chairperson

Mini-Workshop Plan/Schedule

Twenty-five percent of our organization's name is Workshop.

Some of our members volunteer their time and energy to develop educational programs for the benefit of all members on various aspects of the writing craft. Thanks to those members willing to share their talent and knowledge, we plan to put on a Mini-Workshop every month in 2019. The presenters facilitate the workshops, present material and lead exercises to hone writing skills.

The workshops are usually offered early on the first Saturday of each month at no cost to attendees and do not interfere with the normal reading and critique activities. Based on feedback, the programs deliver value and the attendees appreciate the efforts of the volunteers.

contact Workshops Committee to add your workshop topic


How the Internet Can Help You Market

20-01 - January 4th

The workshop was presented by Paul Kocher discussed why you need the internet to build your community of readers

Myers-Briggs (characters).

20-02 - February 1st

Is your character Introverted or Extroverted? Are they more tended to observe what’s happening around them or follow their gut? Are they highly logical or more emotional? Are they planners or do they go with the flow? Are they highly perfectionist and worry a lot or do are they self-assuredly confident? Every once in awhile, make them do something different than the expected. If they are planners, maybe once they just wing it.

Diving Into Subtext

Learn how to not implode your manuscript.

20-03 - March 7th

Stephanie Z. will define subtext, provide scene examples, and explore advantages and purposes of this essential writing element. Learn some tips to make your dialogue subtle and strong.

Research for Writers

20-05 - May 2nd

* Fact verification * Setting authentication * Target reader audience identification

At 9:00 am Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 Katie Pierce will tackle the topic of research, a necessity and often a distraction.

Chapter Checkup

20-06 - June 6th

At 9:00 am Saturday, June 6th, 2020 Dennis Coburn will examine the role the chapter plays in a novel, both structurally and as a logical unit.

10 Ways to Cleanup Your Writing

20-07 - July 11th

At 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 11th, 2020 tune in to learn at least 10 ways to cleanup your writing. Are you guilty of using passive voice? Have you fallen asleep reading sentences with too many adjectives? Is your story packed with useless attributions? What the heck is a hedging verb? How can you spot redundancy? Join us for a workshop to learn some techniques to polish your craft.

Common Sense Punctuation

20-08 August 1st

At 9:00 am Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Don Davidson presents

The purpose of punctuation is to clarify meaning by indicating the pauses, intonation, voice patterns, etc. that we naturally use when speaking. For example, notice what a difference punctuation makes in this sentence:

A woman without her man is nothing.

A woman: without her, man is nothing.

On Saturday, August 1st, we will try to make some sense out of the proper use of punctuation marks such as commas, hyphens, quotation marks, and much more. And maybe we’ll have a little fun along the way. I hope you can join us.

Effective Newsletters

20-10 October 17th

9:10 am Saturday 17 October

Use the same credentials and format as Virtual Critique

Jean Watters

Digital Publishing

20-11 November 7th

9:10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7th, 2020 Dennis Coburn presents:

Digital Publishing and the 2019 Anthology Project

Digital or electronic publishing is a common channel to distribute books, magazines, and newspapers to consumers through tablet reading devices. The market is growing by millions each year, generated by online vendors such as Apple's iTunes bookstore, Amazon's bookstore for Kindle, and books in the Google Play Bookstore.

This program examines the broad topic of digital publishing and follows the real world example of actually publishing a digital edition of TAWW's 2019 Anthology.

Workshop Archives

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note: This will be a virtual workshop presented via Zoom video conferencing platform. Meeting credentials are required.

Participants will be provided credentials by email. Guests (including MeetUp members) must provide email address via email MeetUp or Facebook message.

Download and sign-up for Zoom, takes a just a few minutes.

Spectral Analysis

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