writer, journalist and former English teacher, will present a workshop on
Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10 - 12:00.
This class is for all writers of prose, beginners and more experienced, who want to submit polished work for consideration by agents, editors and publishers. We all make errors in grammar, punctuation and word usage, but especially in writing dialogue. Where do we place quotation marks? When should we use quotation marks, ellipses, dashes, and how often should we use exclamation points? So many questions I hear from students and errors I see in the work of many writers will be addressed in this class.
Paula Canup is a former middle school English teacher who has also worked as a tutor in English grammar.
Later, as a high school history teacher, she assigned many papers, and her students knew they would be graded on spelling and grammar as well as content.
After retiring from teaching, Paula wrote articles for a regional magazine, Southern Distinction
. She later wrote regular columns for two local newspapers, The Leader
in Oconee County, GA, and, locally, The Sentinel
. She worked for a year as a staff writer for the Clay County Progress
Paula still enjoys writing non-fiction and memoirs, though she currently focuses on painting as her means of artistic expression. She and her husband moved to Hayesville, NC from Athens, GA, in 2008, and now live on the side of a mountain where they enjoy the natural beauty of “God’s Country.”