Filling a gap that exists in todayâ€™s writing reference manuals and writerâ€™s conferences, this two-week online course offers a unique look at the publishing business and the submission process from the agentâ€™s/editorâ€™s viewpoint.
This one-stop-shopping class also will provide a thorough breakdown of the elements that go into a cover letter, synopsis, biography, and promotion plan. Learn, too, about
Â·Differences in publishers and what is a Print On Demand publisher versus print on demand printing technology?
Â·What is a vanity press, and can they get my books on store shelves?
Â·Whatâ€™s the advantage to going e-book?
Â·Should I care about distribution?
Added to the mix will be Lynn Priceâ€™s own special collection of common writing mistakes that often result in a rejection letter â€“ point of view switches, comma misplacement, bad transitions between new paragraphs.
This fast-paced, two-week look at the publishing world will cover the whole enchilada so writers can become better at their craft and understand how the industry works.
About the Instructor:
Along with being the editorial director for Behler Publications, Lynn Price is the award-winning author of the novel, Donovanâ€™s Paradigm, and of the writing reference book, The Writer’s Essential Tackle Box: Getting a Hook on the Publishing Industry. Debuting last year as part of the Get It Write series, this second work provides â€œan insiderâ€™s view geared to inform and educate writers as to how we work, why we work, and the pitfalls to avoid.â€
Since 2003, Behler Publications has been publishing best selling and critically acclaimed works chronicling personal journeys with socially relevant themes: stories that deal with how people are influenced and changed by their experiences and how they deal with those repercussions. The books invite introspection: â€œI’m a better/more thoughtful/ smarter person for having read this book.â€
In addition to extensive speaking engagements at writerâ€™s conferences all over the country, Lynn also assumes a lighthearted and somewhat irreverent tone in addressing the many issues facing todayâ€™s writers on the Behler Publications blog: http://behlerblog.com/
This is a 2 week class.
Member Fees are $10.00 and Non-Member Fees are $15.00.
“Breaking Things Down Into Threes”with Beth Daniels
Plotting and more for plotters and pantsers: Plots require organization â€“ even those written by pantsers. Why? Because all storytelling requires a flow, a smooth transition from one scene to the next. Getting it doesnâ€™t require an outline though. All it requires is a system . . . a system of thirds.
This class is for writers at any point in their writing career from unpublished to midlist.
Date: July 11 â€“ August 6, 2011 this is a four week class
As if Olivia Merriman doesn’t have enough to do in her beloved town of New Moon Beach, now her grouchy great-grandmother has recruited her to head up their coven of witches; her sisters are miffed, the coven is pushing her to accept the job, and to top it all off an evil wizard is messing with her love life. More info →