With Lisa Haneberg. Every author needs a platform – the online presence that allows anyone in the world to find him or her. Author Lisa Haneberg will lead a 6-week hands-on class that will help you create a platform that attracts and engages your target readers and prepares you to sell your books. Open to fiction and nonfiction writers. [ALL LEVELS] [NEW!] Register now for Building Your Author Platform.
With Randi Lynn Mrvos. We’ll explore the Big Five and mid-size publishers and hybrid, vanity and self-publishing with a focus on the advantages of publishing with a nontraditional publisher. By the end of the session, you will learn how to craft a query for a small press. [BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE] [ONE-TIME CLASS] [NEW!] Register now for How to Get Published by a Small Press.
With Stephanie Mojica. The art and science of proofreading is more than just running spell check, catching typos, and fixing grammar and punctuation errors. A proofreader’s main responsibility is to ensure the written work reviewed is 100 percent correct; this includes looking for consistency in style, fact checking, and at times checking against a style guide. We will discuss editing vs. proofreading, the necessary skills to succeed as a proofreader, essential style manuals, important computer programs, and other helpful resources. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME CLASS!]
With Stephanie Mojica. Learn insider secrets on how to become a successful freelance proofreader working from home, even without previous training or experience. Students will learn how to find possible gigs proofreading everything from blog articles to 100,000 word novels. Discover the ins and outs of networking and marketing, both online and in-person. Potential sources of work and suggested rates will be provided during this workshop. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME CLASS]
With Andrew Shaffer. If you want your self-published book to stand out among the hundreds of thousands of books published every year, it needs to be professionally edited and formatted. Most important, it needs a professional-looking cover. Unfortunately, this means you can end up thousands of dollars in the hole before ever selling a single book. If you know what software to use and what pitfalls to avoid, though, you can professionally publish your own books without breaking the bank. Topics include editing, cover design, ebook and print book formatting, and sales and ...
With Lesley Sabga. This class will be an informative and engaging crash course for writers who desire to gain a better understanding of the three types of edits that are involved throughout the publication process: developmental, line and copy edits. It will also lay out the fundamentals of story structure and the most common errors that Lesley encounters as an agent and editor. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME CLASS] [NEW!] Register now for Editing 101.
With Andrew Shaffer. Got an idea for a nonfiction book or memoir? Before you invest months or years writing it, hold up! Nonfiction publishing isn’t like the fiction market—you don’t need to have a completed manuscript before querying agents.New York Times bestseller Andrew Shaffer—author of two nonfiction titles for HarperCollins—will help you turn your idea into a slickly-formatted book proposal. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME CLASS]
With Milt Toby. Writers understand the importance of negotiating favorable terms before signing a publishing contract, but few understand how the process actually works. Part science, part art, negotiating is a skill that can be learned. Join attorney Milt Toby, Vice President of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and learn the basics of negotiation and authors' rights. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME CLASS] [NEW!]