Careers in Writing & Publishing
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Freelancing for Fun and Profit
Local publications are always looking for freelance writers. By adding photography to the mix, writers double their value to editors and publishers. The internet and digital media have multiplied the opportunities and need for writers. Aspiring writers will learn how to apply to the thousands of writing opportunities open to them, while writers already engaged in writing projects can encourage others through networking while finding new outlets for their work. Please email instructor at email@example.com for list of optional books.
CE-WRITG 2071, 3 Tues., Apr. 6-20, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-3, $62 (+ $2 for purchase of a Rivertown Magazine and handouts). T Riley. #21457
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Join award-winning novelist Barbara Campbell to learn how to sell your unpublished novel.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., Mar. 27, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, $42 (+ $3.00 materials fee, payable to instructor.) B Campbell. #21587
Write and Publish Kids Books
Have a great idea for a children’s book? That is a terrific place to start, but how do you progress from concept to published product? Go from getting started to the finish line in the world of juvenile publishing by exploring the requirements of every audience—baby board books, first chapter, middle-grade, and young adult-from outlining and writing, to finding an agent and/or publisher, to self-publication.
CE-WRITG 2073, $114. S Weyn.
Sec. A: 3 Fri., Apr. 2-16, 4:00-7:00 pm. #21526
Sec. B: 3 Fri., Apr. 23-May 7, 4:00-7:00 pm. #21527
Turn Your Teaching Experience into Kid Lit
Learn how to turn your experiences working with children 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 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, $140. S Weyn.
Sec. A: 4 Fri., Feb. 5-26, 4:00-7:00 pm. #21557
Sec. B: 4 Fri., Mar. 5-26, 4:00-7:00 pm. #21558