Careers in Writing & Publishing
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Write Flash Fiction!
Flash fiction is hot, with over 300 paying markets looking for well-formed stories of 1,000 words or less. Learn how to write, market, and sell these tiny tales.
CE-WRITG 2026, 3 Wed., Apr. 1-15, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-2, $60. P Andrews. #15169
Making an Impact on Readers
Award-winning novelist Barbara Campbell will explore ways to infuse drama and emotion into every aspect of storytelling, from “setting the stage” and understanding the heart of your story and developing your characters to “getting it on the page” by examining techniques to deepen your story’s impact. Explore the writer-reader relationship, including ways to fulfill and subvert reader expectations. Students will receive an 80-page course manual.
CE-WRITG 2064, 3 Sat., Mar. 21-Apr. 4, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, AAB-304, $95 (+ $12 materials fee, payable to instructor). B Campbell. #15175
Writing Science Fiction is Easy
Writing science fiction is easy…you just need to discover the secret! Discuss what you are currently are working on and how to network with others. Learn how to overcome writer’s block by meeting deadlines. Rework writing that you would have discarded. Illustration and photography to enhance your books will be discussed.
CE-WRITG 2110, 3 Wed., Feb. 12-26, 6:30-8:30pm, KNC-2, $75 (+ textbook). T Riley. #15149
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, 3 Fri., Apr. 17-May 1, 4:00-7:00 pm, KNC-3, $110. S Weyn. #15355
Write Inspirational Stories for Publication
Writing inspirational stories is both gratifying and profitable. Publishers are always searching for good, well-written stories. Learn the components of writing short nonfiction stories: how to plot a story, write a zero draft, write effective dialogue, edit with a keen eye, and write endings that drive the inspirational message home. Students will analyze published short stories, do writing exercises, and critique each other’s work.
CE-WRITG 2107VA, 4 Tues., Apr. 7-28, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-3, $110. L Lush. #15162