Thursday, February 22, 2018
Topics > Writing

American Women Writers of Short Fiction
$89.00 (1 section available)
In this course, students will gain a working knowledge of short fiction through a survey of twentieth century women writers. How do stories reflect societal expectations of women and how do they challenge them? The reading list will include a wide range of stories, from iconic works of the Progressive Era to recent collections. Students will have the opportunity to craft their own creative work in response to that of published authors.

Breakthrough Writing-Your First Novel
$59.00 (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 (2 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.

Creative Writing for the Beginner
$89.00 (2 sections available)
This course will introduce new and aspiring writers to the world of creative writing. Students will learn the basic elements for writing poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction in a nurturing and challenging environment. Students will read traditional and contemporary literature that illustrates basic writing techniques and have the opportunity to write during class and/or bring in samples of their writing. There is no prior writing experience required for this class.

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 Your Work
$59.00 (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.

How to Write a Memoir: Part 1
$79.00 (1 section 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 (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 (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.

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.

Stop Whining & Write
$69.00 (1 section available)
This four-week course will help those who are challenged with writer's block understand how writer's block is a myth. Each week there will be tips and exercises to help students gain the clarity to write through the whining and discover the courage and commitment that is necessary to "write" the wrongs.

Write for Wikipedia
$49.00 (1 section available)
Anyone can add to the 'sum of human knowledge'. You don't have to be an expert to write content for the largest online encyclopedia. You will learn how to make your own user page, create an article, edit an existing article and learn shortcuts and the tools necessary for efficiency. You will learn how to upload your images that can be used in articles. Students are encouraged to create a username and password before class. Tutorials are provided in both the online class and classroom instruction.

Writing Creative Non-Fiction
$69.00 (1 section available)
Explore or discover your writing talent in today's most modern and popular genre - creative nonfiction. Draw from your own experience, and write short essays, memoirs, and profiles. Share your stories, and get suggestions and guidance from the critical eye of a seasoned creative nonfiction writer. No prior writing experience required.

Writing Memoirs-Memories & Stories
$79.00 (1 section available)
This creative writing course will help students tell the events and memories of their life by exploring how to turn personal tales into entertaining, informative and readable stories. Topics include the use of dialogue, character and background development, sequencing and when to fictionalize.

Writing Short Stories
$39.00 (2 sections 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 Science Fiction/Fantasy Novel
$39.00 (1 section available)
Science fiction/fantasy novels are undoubtedly one of the hottest trends in genre fiction. If you are interested in writing fiction in this genre, you will need to stock up your writer's tool kit with one particular set of skills: world building. Learn the ins and outs of world building from an award-winning author, including tips on how to map and manage your world, the top five world building, epic failures, and steps you can take to make your fictional words jump off the page.

Your Novel From Start to Finish
$69.00 (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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