CCAC
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Topics > Writing


Author Marketing Success
$59.00 (1 section available)
This intense, informative course covers the basics of marketing, advanced marketing techniques, author marketing time management, and the creative process that helps authors create successful book sales.

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 - $99.00 (5 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.

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 Self-Publish for Print and Ebook
$49.00 (2 sections available)
Are you interested in seeing your novel in print, but not sure where to begin? Want to create an ebook and distribute your work online? If traditional publishing isn't for you, or you'd like to know your options, this is the course for you! You'll learn the differences between self-publishing and traditional publishing, cover smart budgeting, working with an editor, book formatting, distribution channels and services, establishing a social media platform, and how to market your work. All genres and skill levels are welcome.

How to Write a Memoir: Part 1
$79.00 (2 sections available)
In this hands-on, informative workshop, we will discuss the memoir writing process, including important things every memoir writer needs to know, tips on how to write a great story, and practical advice on editing, query letters and publishing options.

How to Write for Magazines and Other Publications
$39.00 (2 sections 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
$49.00 (1 section 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.

Memoir Writing Workshop
$39.00 (3 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.

So, You Want to Write a Children's Book?
$39.00 (1 section available)
When you think about children's books, what comes to mind? Picture books? Early Readers? There's so much more to it than the books you remember from childhood. Join an award-winning YA author, for an overview of Picture Books, Early Readers, Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction. You'll learn the characteristics of each, how to develop your writing style, and what resources are available to assist you on your writing journey.

Technical Writing
$59.00 (1 section available)
This course designed for anyone who wishes to develop their technical writing abilities to a professional level. You'll learn research methods, audience considerations, style, drafting and revision techniques, how to work in a collaborative environment, and more. You'll study a variety of media and formats, including Web sites, e-mails, proposals, memos, and instructions. Additionally, you'll learn how to get your technical articles published from a published technical author.

Writers Support Group
$89.00 - $99.00 (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 Short Stories
$49.00 (1 section available)
Students will discuss 5 important steps to write a short story, then learn how to tap into their thoughts, memory and imagination to write a short story that captures a slice of life, real or imagined.

Writing the Short Story
$99.00 (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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