Sunday, February 22, 2009

Next Online Classes

UPDATE: I'm definitely offering Book in a Week starting March 2 and ending April 3. Please let me know ASAP if you want to sign up.

Also a quick note on why Perfect Pitch: I often coach writers (in an impromptu as well as formal way) on how to pitch their projects to editors and agents. These pitches tend to be quite successful. I know that pitching can be stressful and this class is designed to take away some of that stress and up the odds that a writer will get a request for their manuscript from their dream editor or agent.

Why the character workshop: If a writer is having problems with dialogue, plot, a sagging middle, etc., the answer is almost always that the characters are not driving the story. Compelling characters who behave true to who they are supposed to be can make a story so successful that readers are willing to overlook other flaws the story might have.

Format for all classes: All lessons and discussion are handled via email loop set up for that purpose.

Class 1: Perfect Pitch (for writers) $25
March 9, 2009 to March 13, 2009
Deadline to sign up: March 6, 2009
Class Description: Do you have an editor and/or agent appointment lined up?What are the key elements that will catch the attention of an agent or publisher? How can you best present yourself in the 10 or 15 minutes you may have to pitch your proposal? This class will cover those issues and more as well as a brief critique (if you choose) of YOUR pitch.
Class size limited.

Class 2: Creating Characters Who Write Their Own Story $40
March 23, 2009 to April 3, 2009
Deadline to sign up: March 20, 2009
Class Description: When your characters come alive, they can all but write the novel themselves. You know the moment—it's when they start to argue with you about what should happen next! But how do you create such characters? This class will take you through the steps of creating characters whose personalities and quirks will bring them alive and make them real both to your readers and to you.
Class size limited.

Class 3: Book in a Week Dates:
March 2, 2009 to April 3, 2009 (because of the short notice) $65 ($35 if you have taken it before)
April 13, 2009 to May 15, 2009 $75 ($40 if you have taken it before)
Deadlines to sign up: March 2, 2009 for the March 2 workshop and April 10, 2009 for the April 13 workshop
Class size limited.

Class Description: This class will take you through every step of the writing process—from beginning to brainstorm all the way through sending material out to be published. It's also designed to help you discover who YOU are as a writer. (More detailed description on my website.)

To sign up email me at with the title of the class you wish to take in the header and in the body of the email please put: your name and whether you prefer to pay by check or Paypal (and whether you want March or April if it's the Book in a Week class). Also, please let me know if you have taken the class before.


online content writing jobs said...

i wish i had the time for this! I really love these online classes i believe they help you grow as a writer and i think growing as a writer is one of the most important thing in being a writer.

Will these classes be repeated in a month or two?

Thank you for your time,

April said...

Thanks Taylor. I will be offering these classes again. Not sure about the timing yet. But I love making writing and life easier for fellow writers so.....