So not only did you teach me about writing memoir, you also taught me about reading and thinking about how others write memoir. Thank you so much! Rebecca
Showing posts with label Tri-County College Adult Education. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tri-County College Adult Education. Show all posts

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Writing Class at Tri-County Community College - four two hour classes

I always suggest to beginning writers to write small before writing large. In other  words, try short stories before starting a novel. In a post on Alice Osborn 's blog, you will find many good reasons to do this. Click here.

In August, I will teach a class at Tri-County Community College in Murphy, NC. We will write short stories, and short nonfiction pieces. When we refer to short fiction, we call it short stories. Nonfiction short pieces can be personal essays, memoir, articles or any true stories.

 Write What You Like: Fiction, Memoir, Articles – Fulfilling Writing Dreams; Goals, Creating New Writing, Revising; Polishing Your WritingThis class is designed to fulfill your writing dreams and projects. You'll also get feedback on your work and learn revision tools. We'll discuss the errors most writers make over and over, the little things we don't know that make a difference, the main mistakes editors see in our manuscripts. Each week, writing prompts will generate material for new writing or further a piece in process. By the end of the month, you will have learned something new and important to your writing success.

The class will begin Tuesday, August 5 at 6:00 p.m. and continue each Tuesday through August 26. We chose this time so people could get home from work and have time to take the two hour class and still be home by 8:30 p.m. 

Years ago when I began taking classes with Nancy Simpson at the college, she taught night classes. We always had a large class and most of them went on to be published poets and  writers. Now our local area is filled with poets because that was Nancy's love.

I want to help our prose writers learn all they can to make their work ready for publication. 

Read the above article to see what a beginning writer needs to do. 

To register for this class at Tri-County College, call Lisa Thompson at 828-835-4313. Tell her you want to register for the writing class in August with Glenda Beall.

  Lisa Thompson Long at 828- 835-4313.

Glenda Beall's published short fiction and personal essays:
How We Met – Forks in the Road -Anthology
Mother's Reunion – Reunions Magazine, Spring 1999, Vol.9 No.3

Tar, Tallow and Prayer -- Moonshine and Blind Mules and other Western North Carolina Tales, 2006
Confrontation  --Muscadine Lines; A Southern Journal - 2009
What Did You Say? - Dead Mule School of Southern Literature - April, 2010
The Trillium -- Echoes Across the Blue Ridge, Essays, stories and poems by writers living in and inspired by the southern Applachian Mountains.
Pass it on - Breath and Shadow, online journal, July 15 issue,; ICL Newsletter, 2011, Clay County Progress Newspaper
Buck, My Brother Ned and the Snake - Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal - 2011     
Public Domain - Dead Mule School of Southern Literature - April 2012  
Keeping Up - 234Journal - October 10, 2013        
Profiles and Pedigrees, Thomas C. Council and his Descendants - family history book published in 1998.   Available for purchase at City Lights Books in Sylva, NC                   -

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Write these dates on your calendar

It is not too soon. Write these dates on your calendar - March 5 - April 9.
Glenda Beall teaches at Tri-County Community College between Hayesville and  Murphy, NC. Call and register now.
Call Lisa at (828) 835-4313

Write Your Life Stories for Your Children and 
Maybe your grandchildren live miles
away and you see them once or twice a year. Maybe
your children or grandchildren are just too busy to
listen to stories about your childhood, growing up
in the last half of the twentieth century. Have you
always planned to write about your life for your
children and grandchildren? In this class you will learn
how to write your stories so they will be interesting,
enlightening and entertaining. That will be the most
valuable and long-lasting possession you can give to
Instructor: Glenda Beall                    Minimum students: 6
Tuesday afternoons - March 5 - April 9       for 6 wks
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Tri-County Community College, Murphy, NC

Beginning June 5 - a six week course meeting on
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Fee: $40.00

Writing your Life Stories

To register, contact Lisa Thompson Long at 828- 835-4296 at the Community Enrichment Center at Tri-County Community College

Call Instructor, Glenda Beall @ 828-389-4441 
email: for questions.

Beginning writers and intermediate writers are encouraged to take this class to learn better writing techniques. More advanced writers will find motivation to beat writers block, revise work you've shelved for awhile, and will simply have fun working with other writers. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What We Want in a Writing Class

In the writing course, Write What You Like, that I will teach at Tri-County College beginning March 15, I will feature the basics of writing fiction and non-fiction. 
What do we want to include in all of our writing, poetry and prose? I think first of imagery - using the senses to draw the reader deeper into the piece.

What about metaphor and simile? We use metaphor to say more with less words. 

And the number one problem in the work of most writers, I've found, is punctuation and writing dialogue. We don't want to tag every comment made by our characters with he said, she said, he whined, she cried. What about run-on sentences? How do we mix up the length of sentences? Why? We will work on this in our class.

We will talk about starting small at first. Publish in magazines and journals before attempting a book.
Why? One student came to me with a manuscript for a novel. He was telling a great story, but his characters were weak and unbelievable. We'll talk about how to create unforgetable characters.

Once we see what each student wants to gain from the course, we can direct classes to that need.

If you haven't signed up yet, you still have time. Call Tri-County College in Murphy, NC and ask for Lisa Long in Adult Education.
The fee is only $40.00 for the seven week course. We will meet on Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.