Writing Workshops

Fall 2015


Stop Messing With My Head! (Point of View 101)

Point of view: What is it? Why does it matter? An award winning author of more than a dozen published novels explains the basics of this essential craft technique, and how it brings power and immediacy to your writing.

Fee: $24 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-349-C | 09/26/15-09/26/15 | G. Barrett | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


The MacGuffin and Other Classic Film Devices: Adding Suspense to Your Writing

Sam Spade was onto something! See clips from classic films and explore the concepts behind them to add deeper characterization, reveals, reversals, and suspense to your stories. Join Nichole Christoff, award-winning author of three Jamie Sinclair thrillers: The Kill List, The Kill Shot, and The Kill Box for this one day session. Nichole is a writer, broadcaster, and military spouse who has worked on the air and behind the scenes for radio, television news, and the public relations industry.

Fee: $24 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-350-D | 10/17/15-10/17/15 | | 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: $8

ANE-454-D | 10/08/15-10/08/15 | 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: $17 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-454-DS | 10/08/15-10/08/15 | J. Castillo | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Travel Writing

Dream of traveling the world, writing about the places and people you meet? For fiction writers who want to capture the landscape and feelings that are translated into novels or for the magazine writer who longs to write on travel, this class will help you translate what is seen, heard, tasted, touched, smelled and felt (intuitively and physically) into publishable articles and books and novels. You'll understand the writing styles and methods needed to sell material in today's competitive market (including the how-to's of technical aspects of lead paragraphs, descriptive passages and the uses of interviews, quotes and facts). By the end of the course, you'll have the ability to write for the travel market. So pack your sense adventure, organize your determination and put your keyboard in a comfortable position. If you have a desire to write and a yen to travel, you're a perfect candidate to become a travel writer. Let's get going. Topics include popular styles and types of travel writing that are the friendliest to new writers. Other topics of the workshop include how to write query letters, how to produce articles, essays and books, trends in types of articles and books, grammar and writing skills refreshers, and marketing information.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-481-D | 10/14/15-11/20/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Creating WordPress Websites

Learn how to use WordPress, a free and popular Web design tool, to quickly and easily create attractive blogs and interactive websites.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

CMP-833-C | 09/16/15-10/23/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Creating WordPress Websites

Learn how to use WordPress, a free and popular Web design tool, to quickly and easily create attractive blogs and interactive websites.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

CMP-833-D | 10/14/15-11/20/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Creating WordPress Websites

Learn how to use WordPress, a free and popular Web design tool, to quickly and easily create attractive blogs and interactive websites.

Fee: $36 Materials Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

CMP-833-E | 11/11/15-12/18/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Basics of Book Promotion

Want your book to be a success? It's up to you, the author, to get the word out. Whether you're writing fiction or nonfiction, whether you're self-publishing or working with a traditional publisher, you'll need to have a plan for making the public aware of your work. Learn the basics of blurb acquisition, reviews, social media promotion, book fairs, author appearances, book trailers, and more. Know the timeline for each major phase of promotion. Develop a budget for promoting your book that will bring you the optimal return for your investment. Harness the power of a multifaceted marketing approach to get your book noticed.

Fee: $27 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-477-F | 12/09/15-12/09/15 | J. Castillo | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Basics of Book Promotion

Want your book to be a success? It's up to you, the author, to get the word out. Whether you're writing fiction or nonfiction, whether you're self-publishing or working with a traditional publisher, you'll need to have a plan for making the public aware of your work. Learn the basics of blurb acquisition, reviews, social media promotion, book fairs, author appearances, book trailers, and more. Know the timeline for each major phase of promotion. Develop a budget for promoting your book that will bring you the optimal return for your investment. Harness the power of a multifaceted marketing approach to get your book noticed.

Fee: $17 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-477-FS | 12/09/15-12/09/15 | J. Castillo | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register