Okay, first and foremost, to anyone who has had trouble getting to my site lately, I apologize. I had a major problem with our GoDaddy hosting which is who hosts the domain for this site, ergo, it wasn't working. Everything is fixed now, so welcome back all, and sorry again!
Due in part to the problems many of you had getting to my site, as well as the overall interest, I have decided to add one more writing class to the schedule:
Don't tell anyone... but I want to write a book(and actually finish it!)
Do you have an idea for a book, but no idea how to get started? Have you written and re-written and even re-re-written the first few chapters but can't seem to get any further? Have you finished your first draft but have found that editing is going in circles? What about the business of agents, queries and submissions; does it have your stomach turning? This is going to be the class for you!
6 Week Session
Class will be offered on Saturdays, and due to the interest I have had form UK writers who were unable to register for the last batch of classes, this class will be held twice a day to accommodate those in and near Greenwich Mean Time. Both classes start on November 16th and end on December 21th.
Class time options:
- 8:00 to 9:00am Central Standard Time (which is 2:00 to 3:00pm GMT)
- 2:00 to 3:00pm Central Standard Time (which is 8:00 to 9:00pm GMT)
In this class: We will work on exactly how to write and finish your book, no matter what stage of the process you are in. We will cover everything from the basics of choosing and defining genre, making sure your story idea is complete and cohesive from start to finish, the different styles of drafting and how to choose the one that works best for you. We will learn the art of constructive criticism--how to give it, how to take it, when to listen, when to ignore, and using it improve your story and even your writing overall. We will also work on the 'paperwork' of submissions, learning the finer points of the query, the synopsis, and how to make sure your work is submission ready when the time comes.
Class Goals: By the end of this course you will have a solid outline for your novel(or a solid first or second draft depending on what you came to class with), a synopsis of the story, several chapters of your novel drafted and critiqued, have a drafted and critiqued query, as well as a solid plan for moving forward on your project.
Class Fee: $25.00 for six week course
IMPORTANT NOTE: This class is now open for enrolment, however, due to the amount of people who were unable to register for the previous classes due to either the speed that the courses filled up or their location, this class will ONLY be open to those who HAVE NOT registered for any of my other classes. Just trying to keep it fair, thanks to everyone for understanding! :-)
As before, you can register either on the sidebar, or at the 'Classes' tab above, and if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to drop me a line and let me know!
Good luck to all of you out there taking part in NaNoWriMo, and talk to ya'll soon!