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Courses for Writers

How to Get an Agent - Strategies for Landing the Right Literary Agent for Your Fiction or Memoir
Fiction includes novels and book-length fiction of any genre for any age. A memoir is a personal story of a specific period of one's life.
If you want your fiction published by a commercial publishing house, you'll need an agent. This course will show you how to target agents looking for your book, how to write a compelling query, and how to manage queries sent.
Online class coming July 2017
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How to Get a Publisher - Strategies for Landing the Right Publisher for Your Nonfiction Book Idea
You don't need to complete your nonfiction project before reaching out to a publisher. But you need to know the accepted proposal format, and you need to know how to find appropriate publishers. In this interactive course, we'll show you how to write your book proposal, the pros and cons of having an agent represent you, and how to find agents and publishers hungry for your idea.
Online class coming July 2017
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Bringing Your Scenes to Life - For Writers of Fiction & Nonfiction Alike
No matter what the genre, a story becomes compelling when the reader is immersed in the scene. Choice of language is key. But when should language be abstract or concrete, factual or sensory, filled with dialogue or silence, action-oriented or summary? In this hands-on workshop, we incorporate written exercises to guide you in heightening awareness of how language can be used to engage your readers.
Online class coming August 2017
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Choosing the Right Point of View - For Writers of Fiction & Nonfiction Alike
Point of view (POV) is the filter through which an author allows a reader to experience a story. A skillful author uses POV to fix a reader’s attention on the exact detail, sensation or emotion that will convey the greatest tension. What are the options for POV, and how does an author decide which to choose? What are the benefits and drawbacks for each? And when can you combine them? In this class, we'll learn how to make point of view work for you.
Online class coming November 2017
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Turning a Single Event into a Novel
Where do stories come from? In this class we’ll take both real-life and fictional events, past and present, and look at ways to spin stories around them. If you need inspiration in developing your story, or if you’re simply looking for that next great idea, this workshop is for you.
Online class coming November 2017
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