CCAC
Monday, August 21, 2017
Topics > Writing


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
$79.00 - $99.00 (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.

How to Build an Author Platform
$39.00 (3 sections 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 (1 section 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 Your Work
$49.00 (1 section 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.

Memoir Writing Workshop
$39.00 (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 (4 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.

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.

Writers Support Group
$89.00 (2 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 Creative Non-Fiction
$99.00 (1 section available)
Explore or discover your writing talent in today's most modern and popular genre---creative nonfiction. Draw from you own experience and write short essays, memoirs and profiles. Share your stories, get suggestions, guidance and the critical eye of a seasoned creative nonfiction writer. No prior writing experience required.

Writing Short Stories
$39.00 (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.

Your Novel From Start to Finish
$89.00 (1 section available)
Want to hone your story creation process and increase productivity? Interested in writing a novel but have no idea where to begin? Learn how to plan your story, develop intriguing characters, build amazing worlds, create twisty plots, rewrite smart, edit accurately, and prepare your work for submission.

 
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