CCAC
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Topics > Writing


Breakthrough Writing-Your First Novel
$59.00 - $99.00 (2 sections 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 (3 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 (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 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.

Introduction to World Bldg
$79.00 (1 section available)
This course will provide the tools needed to build a fictional world that hold up to scrutiny and stretches across multiple narratives. The student will learn the tools necessary to build a world that is both strange and recognizable by looking at other examples, as well as receive feedback on their own works.

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 2
$79.00 (1 section available)
Playwriting 2 is an extension of the Playwriting course where students will develop scripts to a fuller completion and receive direct and specific critical feedback and analysis, from both peers and the Instructor. While not necessary to have taken the Playwriting class first, some working knowledge of the craft of playwriting would beneficial as basics will not be covered. Instead, students ought to have scenes (or a completed one-act play) ready to be scrutinized in a workshop setting.

The Art of Character Creation
$59.00 (1 section available)
Characters are the driving force of fiction. They are complex creatures that reflect real people and real experiences yet are not real. Without them, our novels and stories would be skeletons with no muscle or skin. This 4-session workshop will cover everything from the basics of developing backstory, appearance, and biographical details to the nuances of background characters, motivation, and tension. We will deconstruct famous fictional figures like James Bond and Darth Vader to find out what makes them so compelling. We will use exercises to create new characters and strengthen existing ones. Regardless of where you are on your writing journey, this workshop will help you develop irresistible, lovable (or hateable!), round characters.

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 Children's Books
$79.00 (1 section available)
Inspire a child. Provide a child with an amazing journey. Tackle tough topics such as anti-bullying and learning kindness. Write a children's book. In this course, you will learn what it takes to write a children's book. Learn how to develop characters a child can relate to and develop settings and experiences they will recognize.

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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