2017 SinC/LA Workshops

Patio Room, Faith Presbyterian Church

5000 Colfax Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91601

Our November Workshop!


Saturday, November 18, 1–3 p.m.

Patio Room, Faith Presbyterian Church

5000 Colfax Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91601

Author, actress, and popular voice-over artist, PETREA BURCHARD, brings a wealth of talent and knowledge to SinC/LA’s final workshop of the year. Learn how a character’s physical descriptions (appearance, quirks, dialects, etc.) helps advance the story without detracting from it. How are these choices motivated?

Bring paper, pen, and a character sketch of your main character, and be ready for some fun (and challenging!) brainstorming with Petrea Burchard from the Story Kitchen workshops.

SinC/LA Members $10
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Non-Members $25
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Past Workshops


At our October workshop, “How to Write a Novel Using 7 Simple Steps,” author and writing professor JESS LOUREY led attendees step-by-step through her P.O.P. (Pyramid on Point) method of writing prep. She guided a sold-out audience through a series of exercises—from how to isolate the story theme and then expand it, develop character and map setting, to outlining the basic scene structure before the actual writing. From new writers to published authors, attendes left with new ideas and praise. “Best workshop of the year.”…“I learned so much!”…“Amazing.” 

We couldn’t agree more. Thank you, Jess!


Well said! 

GEORGIA JEFFRIES guided an enthusiastic group through the rigors of crafting realistic character-speak at our July “Writing Dialog” workshop. Offering tips on character revelation through conflict, the rhythm of the scene, subtext, power shifts, and showing through action, Georgia had attendees act out scenes, and then led a lively follow-up discussion. We’ll be talking about this one for a long time.