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Move a story idea forward – with a little help from TCL

May 10, 2011

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Stephanie Edwards knows the routes that a story idea must travel before it reaches its destination, whether it’s a short story, inspirational article or commercial product. The local author just completed her first novel A Husband, a Loft and a Dog and touts that when she isn’t writing, she’s teaching about writing.


This May, Edwards will bring her wealth of experience to the Technical College of the Lowcountry Life Enrichment Center to help others give shape and form to their story ideas. “The Story” is a half-day offering being held Saturday, May 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at TCL’s Beaufort campus. The cost is $69 per person.


Edwards believes it takes a general interest in writing and a unique concept or idea to construct a story.


“After that, it’s walking that concept or idea through all the elements that make up a complete story to determine its success or failure,” says Edwards.


Course participants will volley through a series of exercises to assist them in moving forward with their story and gain access to a set of formulas to guide the writing process through to a completed work.


Former student Gloria Singleton, author of Beaufort Through the Ages, says “I am inspired to write more and write better! Although I have published two books, my writing now is more disciplined and focused, thanks to Stephanie’s insightful and thoughtful critiquing. Additionally, I no longer beat myself up for shifting directions. She has helped me to realize that it is all a part of the writing process; consequently, I am now more accepting of the fact that the book will continue to evolve until I settle on what it really is about.”


To register, please call 843.525.8205.



TCL’s Life Enrichment Center is designed to offer individuals opportunities to explore passions, heighten interests, or simply learn something new.

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