Make a list of what comes to mind when you think of the word, "Dirty" or "Dirt." Now pick one item off your list and write for ten minutes on it. Make sure to use some sensory description (smell, taste, sound, touch, sight) in your piece.
Now you've started a draft for the next "Chi Chi's Word Parlor."* I recommend this upcoming class at Writing Pad (see below) to help you take what you just wrote to the next level and make it excellent (for submission to Chi Chi's or a literary journal too!).
Call 323-333-2954 or go to http://www.writingpad.com to enroll!
This Los Angeles Life: Writing For Solo Performance
Have you dreamed of telling your story at “Chi Chi’s Word Parlor?”* This class will help you develop a kick ass, five minute piece to submit to the next “Chi Chi’s!” Class topics include: discovering a hook that works with the next show's theme (“Dirty”), finding the right tone, and crafting prose that flows nicely off the tongue. We’ll also show you how to tell a full story quickly and infuse it with humor and pathos. Post-class, you will also receive instructor feedback on a draft to help you polish it up for submission. Experienced and beginning writers welcome.
Instructor: Aaron Henne
Saturday, December 12, 2009
10:30 a.m. – 1 :00 p.m.
Cost: $80 ($70 for continuing students), includes instructor feedback on one draft post-class
Includes gourmet brunch tasting plates
*”Chi Chi’s Word Parlor” is a literary variety show at the Atwater Playhouse where writers read five minute long pieces based on a quarterly theme. The next theme is “Dirty,” and submissions are due on February 15 to email@example.com. Check http://www.myspace.com/chichiswordparlor for submission guidlines.