Careers in Writing & Publishing
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Start fast! Keep it humming. End with authority. Polish, correct, and tighten the prose. Learn how to rewrite your story, whether fiction or nonfiction, so it entices, captivates, and delights readers.
CE-WRITG 2047, 3 Wed., Mar. 13-27, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-2, $60. P Andrews. #13026
Making Your First Book Sale
Join award-winning novelist Barbara Campbell to learn how to sell your unpublished novel. In addition to basics like proper manuscript formatting and identifying potential agents and publishers, students will practice writing a winning query letter, developing a hook, and making an “elevator pitch.” Barbara will also share tips on working with agents and editors.
CE-WRITG 2105, 1 Sat., Apr. 6, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $40. B Campbell. #13404
From Teacher to Published Author of Kid’s Literature
If you are or were working with kids every day, learn how to turn those experiences into children’s literature-both fiction and non-fiction. Best-selling, award-winning author, Suzanne Weyn (SuzanneWeynbooks.com), will guide you to taking your firsthand experiences and turning them into juvenile literature. This class is suitable for teachers at all levels from pre-school through high school. You will work in a collaborative setting to develop the best form, grade-level, vocabulary, and story for your idea. Explore the ins and outs of children’s publishing from writing query letters, negotiating royalties, to finding an agent. All you need is your teaching experience and a notebook!
CE-WRITG 2104, 4 Fri., Jan. 18-Feb. 8, 4:00-7:00 pm, KNC-3, $150. S Weyn. #13399
Writer’s Workshop for Juvenile Literature
Let best-selling, award-winning author and editor Suzanne Weyn (SuzanneWeynbooks.com) give you guidance on your writing project, or that good idea you cannot quite get off the ground. Share your work-in-progress (or the work still in your head) and receive feedback from other writers in this four-week intensive workshop. Do not struggle alone–get the boost you need!
CE-WRITG 2102, 4 Fri., Feb. 15-Mar. 8, 1:00-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $150. S Weyn. #13412
Write Inspirational Stories for Publication
Everyone has a story to tell. Many publishers are searching right now for the next great story…that story could be yours! Learn the four basic components of writing an inspirational short story. Learn how to create an outline, edit the story from first to final draft, and prepare for submission using the guidelines set forth by various publishers. Students will analyze published works, engage in writing exercises and group discussions, and will analyze each other’s work. Please bring spiral notebooks or journals, pens, and red pencils.
CE-WRITG 2107VA, 6 Sat., Mar. 9-Apr. 13, 1:30-3:30 pm, Room TBD, $145. L Lush. #13415