Writing Classes

So, you want to write a book? I have good news, you’re in the right place. At Paperback Shack, we nurture the writer in each of us. We offer lots of different classes to get you started or to hone your skills. All levels of writers are welcome.

Fiction Writing 1

This course gives the student a solid foundation for writing fiction. It covers inspiration, character, setting, plot, point of view, description dialogue, and theme.

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Cozy Mystery Writing

This class assumes you understand the basics of fiction. It breaks the cozy into manageable pieces. Cozies are mysteries with certain aspects the reader expects: special settings, amateur sleuths, interesting jobs, a cast of characters the reader wants to know more about so much that they will return to the town (and your stories) over and over again.

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romance writing class

Romance Writing

This class assumes that you understand the basics of fiction. We will cover the romance genre: types of romance novels, heroes, heroines, romance plots, conflict, relationships, setting, dialogue, and point of view. 

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horror writing

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writing

Class description coming soon

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character creation

Story People

Fictional people are as diverse and fascinating as real people. Learn what makes readers want to follow them on their journey and cheer them on.

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scene writing

Scene Writing

This class focuses on writing the perfect scene. There is a lot of advice out there about this subject. In this class, I’ll break down the best advice and put it usable terms.

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Writing the Query Letter 

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advanced novel writing

Outlining & Synopsis

If you need help organizing your thoughts for a story you’re writing – this is the class for you.

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Novel Writing

Novel Writing

No matter what level writer you are, if you’ve dreamed of writing a novel, this class is for you. We will guide you step by step in the novel writing process. This class is built to help writers reach their goal of completing a novel. Over a three month period we will discuss story structure, organization, inspiration, editing and more (student needs may dictate subject changes – which makes the class: dynamic, unique, and useful). We’ll set goals each week and hold each other accountable.

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Let’s Write!

330-544-5937

6058 Youngstown Warren Rd
Niles, Ohio 44446

Lisa@thepaperbackshack.com

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Hours

Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11a-4p
Wednesday: 11a-7p
Thursday: 11a-4p
Friday: 11a-7p
Saturday: 11a-4p