CCAC
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Topics > Writing


Basics of Horror Writing
$89.00 (1 section available)
What are you afraid of? What scares us? Learn to begin to master that fear and write about it. From the thing under the bed to the creepy monster in the closed, begin to tell stories that terrify.

Breakthrough Writing-Your First Novel
$99.00 (1 section available)
Students will learn how to start a novel (or if applicable, finish one), and to revise and self-edit with clarity and honesty. But, most importantly, students will learn to unfurl the story in their head and put it on paper in a cohesive way. Topics include developing plot, characters, conflict and pacing. Finer points such as naming your characters, will also be discussed. Feedback from the instructor (a published author) and fellow students will be provided.

Creative Writing
$89.00 (4 sections available)
Students will develop and hone their creative writing skills in this class. Both beginners and advanced writers are welcome. Topics include memoirs, poetry, essays, short stories and novels. Individual development will be stressed and workshops will be used to encourage class participation.

Freelance Writing
$59.00 (1 section available)
Develop your writing skills today learning about this exciting field. You can be on your way to earning a living, extra income, and more, by doing something that you love, writing about a variety of topics!

How to Build an Author Platform
$39.00 (1 section available)
Authors frequently hear that they need a platform, but what does that mean? In this workshop, students will learn what an author platform is, why they need one, and how to build it.

How to Find a Writer's Agent
$39.00 (2 sections available)
Do you have a book manuscript you'd like to sell? Do you want to get your manuscript out of the slush pile and into the hands of an editor? You can do this if you have the right agent. However, finding someone to represent you can be almost as difficult as selling your book. In this 3-hour workshop you will learn how to select and contact agents. You will also learn how to write query letters.

How to Write for Magazines and Other Publications
$39.00 (1 section available)
If you ever wanted to write for local, regional, or national publications, this course will teach you how to pitch your ideas and get published. Students will learn how to find story ideas, target appropriate publications, write query letters and write a great article. We'll discuss current trends in publishing, realistic payment expectations, and tips on how and where to get started.

Memoir Writing Workshop
$39.00 (2 sections available)
Everyone has a story to tell. In this workshop, students will learn what it takes to write a memoir, including tips on how to get started and practical advice on publishing options.

Playwriting
$99.00 (1 section available)
Learn about the craft of writing for the stage, including elements of dramatic dialogue, the breakdown of scenes into measurable units, and how to engage an audience through the written word. We'll read and study a successful one-act play, and interpret scripts through dramatic readings. By the end of the class, you'll complete either an original one-act play or the first act for a longer stage play.

Sci-Fi Fantasy Writing Novel
$79.00 (1 section available)
Delve into the world of Sci-Fi Fantasy. Bring your ideas and your enthusiasm. You'll develop your characters, plot your novel, and create powerful word building. Join us!

The Art of Storytelling
$79.00 (1 section available)
What makes a good story? This course will explore the art of oral storytelling. It will provide a variety of storytelling techniques utilizing different writing exercises, storytelling styles and active speaking exercises to enhance the understanding and delivery of telling stories. It is not about how to fabricate a story, but rather how to structure your ideas into a compelling story. This class is great for actors, teachers, business professionals that lead presentations, or anyone who wants to captivate an audience!

Writers Support Group
$79.00 - $89.00 (3 sections available)
This course will provide an opportunity for writers of all genre to set goals, be accountable and have their work evaluated in a constructive supportive environment.

Writing the Short Story
$89.00 (1 section available)
A short story is a slice of life and it's the best place for new writers to hone their craft. Stories capture particular people and places, memories and images, and ideas and emotions that make up daily lives. Get started (or to get going again) and tap into thoughts, memory and imagination. Topics include developing structure, narrative, voice, plot and character; creating dialogue; and examining the work of key contemporary short story writers. Writing exercises and discussion will round out class sessions. The aim is to complete a short story by the end of the course. No previous writing experience is required.

 
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