CCAC
Saturday, July 20, 2024
Topics > Writing


Beginning Writer's Workshop
$149.00 (5 sections available)
Like a true writing workshop, you will learn literary techniques, peer review a classmate's work, and receive constructive criticism on your work. In addition, you will learn how to move your work from the prewriting stage to editing and final revision. You will also learn how to use literary devices, meaningful dialogue, and imagery in your different drafts. By the end of this online workshop, you will have a thoroughly developed creative writing piece. You might even be ready for publication!

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 and fellow students will be provided.

Creative Writing
$89.00 (1 section 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 Write for Magazines and Other Publications
$49.00 (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.

Introduction to Journaling
$149.00 (5 sections available)
Discover how journaling can help you learn more about yourself, explore your dreams, values, and beliefs, improve your health, survive unwanted change, succeed in your career, and express your creativity.

Introduction to Screenwriting
$149.00 (5 sections available)
Learn everything you need to know to write a great script, from structure, character creation, and dialogue to marketing and selling your screenplay.

Introduction to Short Story Writing
$79.00 (1 section available)
This course will focus on the essential elements of short fiction, allowing students to create stories ready for submission to the nation's top literary journals and magazines. Utilizing a mixture of lecture, exercises, and workshops, the class will focus each week on a core element of literary fiction: opening hooks, plot, characterization, voice and style, descriptions, and editing. Additionally, the class will offer insight into the publishing industry with information on how to properly format and submit stories for publication. The instructor will offer in-depth critique in the form of margin notes and an editorial letter on one story for each student by the end of the class.

Mystery Writing
$149.00 (5 sections available)
Discover the three-act story structure and show you how to propel the action forward to a climax. You will discover the between story and plot and get a chance to experiment with viewpoints to see which one works best with your mystery. You will discover special techniques that apply to mysteries, including crime scene description, MacGuffins, and the use of red herrings to misdirect your readers and create suspense. Following each lesson, you will get to practice on your own story.

Romance Writing
$149.00 (5 sections available)
Whether you're a new or experienced writer, this course will teach you the skills you need to write a romance novel that will make readers swoon.

Sci-Fi Fantasy Writing Novel
$49.00 (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!

Travel Writing
$149.00 (5 sections available)
Profit from your experiences in exotic lands (or your own backyard) by learning how to write and sell travel articles and books.

Write and Publish Your Nonfiction Book
$149.00 (5 sections available)
Whether you dream of becoming a full-time author, writing books to advance your career, or penning your memoir or family history, this fun and information-packed course will teach you how to plan, research, write, edit, and publish your masterpiece.

Writing Speculative/Genre Fiction
$99.00 (1 section available)
In this extended writing workshop, you'll work together improve various types of speculative fiction - horror, science fiction, fantasy, etc. Through instruction, weekly writing assignments and critique groups, produce your own speculative fiction story in the genre of your choice.

Your Novel From Start to Finish
$49.00 (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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