“Outdoor Writing” as a genre, can take many forms. It can be creative nonfiction (Steven Rinella), fiction (Ernest Hemingway), or combinations of both (Norman Maclean). The genre can include book-length essays, novels, weekly newspaper columns, and the most common, magazine stories. The market is extensive. The outdoor industry adds $70 billion to the American economy, and the people spending that money enjoy reading about the object of their passion. This class is designed to help writers produce stories and books that will enter that market and to assist experienced writers in improving their skills. This class will encourage open dialogue and sharing writing and writing experiences. Topics will include: choosing Subjects, Establishing Your Voice, Opening Lines, Research, Narrative, Cliffhangers, Format, Illustrations, The Markets, and Getting Published.
Bill Carman is an active hunting and fishing guide. He has published four books and dozens of magazine articles.
This class is suitable for all levels.