Tuesday, July 21, 2009

new online writing classes

Such a gap and now 2 posts from me in just a few days. What can I say? Life happens!

I know it's short notice but I have some time constraints and I promised some people I would offer these classes so.....

If you're getting ready to write you might be interested in my Brainstorming class:

Class: Brainstorming Your Next Book
Dates: Monday July 27, 2009 to August 7, 2009
Cost: $30
Format: all lessons and responses by email on a private class email loop
Note: Class size limited to allow for mutual brainstorming (encouraged but not required).

Are you ready to start a new project? Would you love to have a small group help you brainstorm? Would you just like some questions that will help you get started and think about things in a new way?

Have you heard about my Book in a Week classes (or taken one) but don't want to commit to 5 weeks? Would you like to look at the brainstorming ideas from that class in a whole new way and at a less intense pace?

Brainstorming Your Next Novel is a two week online class designed to help you get a jump start on your next book. It's designed to use the fluid way our brains naturally work. The focus will be on how you can create a book that satisfies both your creative soul and delights agents, editors and readers.

If you have a completed manuscript that you're ready to revise:

Class: Revisions From the Top Down
Dates: Friday July 24, 2009 to August 7, 2009
Cost: $30 ($20 if you have taken an online Revisions class with me before)
Format: all lessons and responses by email on a private class email loop

Have you been to a conference? Had a manuscript requested by an agent or editor? Are you just stuck on what to do next to make your novel work?

Revisions From the Top Down is the fastest and most effective way I know to revise a manuscript. It's a process that will save you time and give you a new way to look at what you've written.

This revamped/revised two week online class will take you through the process of honing your manuscript to grab an agent or editor's attention and never let go! A critique (if you choose) of your first page is included. (Note: Between Friday July 24 and Monday July 27 you will be asked to read through your manuscript WITHOUT making any changes.)

To sign up for either class, send an email to aprilkihlstrom@ yahoo.com 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. Note: If you are signing up for the Revisions class and have taken it before please let me know.