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OCCRWA Proudly Presents:
August 12 â€“ September 9, 2013
with Marcy Weydemuller
About the Class:
Many symbols are universal but can be interpreted in different ways. In one culture white is considered virginal and pure, and in another it represents death. Weâ€™ll examine ways we can discover the concepts inherent in our stories and look at how to develop them to bridge divides, or explore the confrontations when they can add depth to our characters or plots. What mythic metaphors resonant like music? What symbolic language do they share? How do they weave their magic into our stories and how can we use them to highlight magical elements in ours?
About the Instructor:
Marcy Weydemuller has twenty years experience writing, mentoring and teaching, both in fiction and non-fiction. She has a BA in History and Sociology, and an MFA in Writing, with a special focus on fantasy and poetry. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, the Society of Childrenâ€™s Book Writers & Illustrators, the Christian Editor Network and Christian Manuscript Critique Service. Her freelance edit services include as a reader feedback, a substantive editor, and as a manuscript analyst. Projects have included historical fiction, YA contemporary, middle-readersâ€”historical and contemporary, suspense-mystery, womanâ€™s romance and memoir.