By Marivir R. Montebon
The National Writers Union New York Chapter formally kicks off its Weekly Writing Workshop on October 31, 2013 with the topic on Writing for Halloween/Horror Stories as its opening salvo. Novelist and short story writer Marc Abbott provides the lecture from 6-8PM at the Conference Room of the NWU – NY office on 256 West 38th
Street, in NY, NY 10018.
With these weekly workshops, the NWU aims to provide members of the union affordable skills improvement programs to advance their careers as writers, and to invite new members to join the union.
In the CREATING HORROR workshop, Abbott will discuss the difference between two horror concepts-Supernatural & Non-Supernatural and how to create a horror story. Students will learn how to apply these concepts to help jump start a horror story and begin to build it.
Abbot runs his own publishing company, the Hobbcat Publishing, Inc. and has published two books since 2007, The Hooky Party and A Gamble of Faith.
The NWU-NY has lined up the following weekly writing workshops:
Oct. 31 Thursday 6-8 pm WRITING FOR HALLOWEEN/HORROR STORIES – Marc Abbott
Nov. 7 Thursday 6-8 pm WRITING FOR A FAMILY MEMOIR – Dahlma Llanos Figueroa
Nov. 14 Thursday 6-8 pm WRITING BIOGRAPHIES – Peter Pullman
Nov. 21 Thursday 6-8 pm WRITING BIOGRAPHIES – Peter Benjaminson
Dec. 5 Thursday 6-8 pm WRITING BOOK REVIEWS – Eleanor Bader
Dec. 12 Nov. 7 Thursday 6-8 pm WEB BLOG CONSTRUCTION AND MANAGEMENT – Leani Auxilio
Jan. 9 Thursday 6-8 pm POLISH YOUR ENGLISH – Adam Weir
Jan. 16 Thursday 6-8 pm POLISH YOUR ENGLISH – Adam Weir
Jan. 23 Thursday 6-8 pm POLISH YOUR ENGLISH – Adam Weir
Jan. 30 Thursday 6-8 pm POLISH YOUR ENGLISH – Adam Weir
. Feb. 13 Thursday 6-8 pm WRITING ABOUT LOVE/VALENTINE’S DAY – June Pascal
Feb. 22 Thursday 6-8 pm SELF-PUBLISH YOUR BOOK: A HANDS ON WORKSHOP – Tim Sheard
Feb. 27 Thursday 6-8 pm SELF-PUBLISH YOUR BOOK: A HANDS ON WORKSHOP – Tim Sheard
Mar 6 Thursday 6-8 pm – CREATING YOUR OWN BUSINESS – Alex Faiz
Mar 13 Thursday 6-8pm – CREATING YOUR OWN BUSINESS – Alex Faiz
Union members will pay $10 for the workshop while non-members will pay $20, with certificate of attendance. To register online, go to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Writing Workshop.