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Here it is, by popular request! You asked for a class that would help you through the snags and pitfalls of writing that first draft. This 15-week hybrid class features both an online component and face-to-face meetings. The online site provides discussion forums, feedback sessions, and support materials. The four face-to-face meetings offer mini-lectures on writing and editing topics, plus goal-setting assistance, troubleshooting, and group critique opportunities. Plus, you can repeat the class as needed. You don't have to go it alone! Face-to-Face Meetings from 7:00-8:30PM on the following Wednesdays 3/26/14, 4/23/14, 5/21/14, and 6/11/14 at the HCC Valley Mall Training Center Room 2.
Fee: $96 Senior Adult Fee: $56 Registration Fee: $8ANE-286-M | 03/26/14-06/21/14 | J. Castillo | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register
Here's the launch pad for your Book! You've got a great idea for a nonfiction book now you're ready to flesh out your idea and make sure it's properly positioned in the commercial marketplace. In this workshop, you'll have an opportunity to structure your book, build a marketing plan, craft the main parts of your proposal, and get feedback on your writing. Whether your project belongs in how-to, self-help, memoirs, or any other commercial nonfiction category, we'll equip you with the knowledge to find the right publisher, land a contract, and make your book a success! Please contact the instructor Julie Castillo, email@example.com if you have questions concerning this class.
Fee: $120 Senior Adult Fee: $70 Registration Fee: $8ANE-290-M | 03/20/14-04/24/14 | J. Castillo | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register
How to Publish Your Book
Whether you've got the first spark of an idea or a finished manuscript, in this workshop you'll gain the tools you need to publish your book. Discover how to groom your book to fit an established market. Learn how to find the right publisher (traditional, POD, E-publisher, yourself), write an attention-grabbing query letter, outline or synopsis, and manage the submission process. Find out what to expect, and what to look out for, and when it's contract-signing time. Learn how to promote yourself once your book is out. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, if your goal is to get published, this workshop is for you!
Fee: $20 Registration Fee: $8ANE-454-H1 | 02/18/14-02/18/14 | J. Castillo | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register
So you've always dreamed of writing a novel? Or have you already published a few pieces and you're looking to take your writing further? In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn all the elements of great fiction: from character, motivation, and conflict to structure, setting, and scene-writing. Practice your hand at crafting dialogue, writing gorgeous sentences, showing instead of telling, and revising your work to commercial writing standards. We'll also discuss the business of writing with a step-by-step guide to getting published! This course is taught by a professional writer, editor, and writing consultant with 15 years' experience in the publishing industry.
Fee: $80 Senior Adult Fee: $45 Registration Fee: $8ANE-508-H | 02/07/14-03/07/14 | J. Castillo | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register