With Milton Toby. Is your writing a “business” or a “hobby?” The answer matters to the IRS and should matter to you. How do you decide between traditional publishing and self-publishing? Are you confident negotiating a contract with a publisher or agent? Can you protect yourself against defamation in your memoir or in your fiction? What about writers’ rights? Bring your questions and enhance your “Business IQ” in this fast-moving and informative class. Milt Toby is an attorney, award-winning author, and president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. [ALL L...
With Andrew Shaffer. Publishing your own work has never been easier. Unfortunately, if you’re new to self-publishing, you can end up thousands of dollars in the hole before ever selling a single book. If you know what pitfalls to avoid, however, you can professionally publish your own books without breaking the bank. Learn the basics of cover design, ebook and print book formatting, and self-publishing. Led by Andrew Shaffer, New York Times bestselling author of both traditionally and self-published books. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME]
With Lisa Haneburg. Social media is a writer’s friend and foe. When used well, social media can help writers build their brand and reach more readers. But it’s easy to get lost down the social media rabbit hole. During this class, you will see the most popular social media tools (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and how successful authors are using them. You’ll leave with a focused plan on how to best use social media based on the genre you write and your writing goals. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME] [NEW!]
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]
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]