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2018-02/24 Feature Writing with Felicia Campbell

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Blogging, Computer Software, and Technology, Classes, Events, Fiction, Nonfiction | Comments Off on 2018-02/24 Feature Writing with Felicia Campbell

Writing a feature story for a newspaper, magazine, or digital platform, goes beyond the recounting of facts. Features are all about telling stories that plunge the reader into an experience, whether that be the harrowing account of an abuse victim’s fight for survival or an immersive travel story about discovering the underground jazz clubs of Munich. Writing a great feature requires a careful weaving together of well-researched facts into a narrative form. In this...

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2018-01/14 Freelance Writing 101 with Felicia Campbell

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Working as a freelance writer comes down to three things: the story, the pitch, and your professionalism. Those are the elements that will be covered in this class.   You have a great story to tell—a narrative history of a prominent building downtown, an inside scoop on the best places for a gin cocktail by the sea, or a personal story that speaks to a larger, human theme. But, what’s the hook? Why should an editor run your story now? We will discuss what makes a...

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2018-02/06 Blogging: How to Succeed Online and Get the Attention You Deserve

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Blogging, Computer Software, and Technology, Classes, Events, New Year Classes | Comments Off on 2018-02/06 Blogging: How to Succeed Online and Get the Attention You Deserve

You might be using a blog to build an author’s platform and advertise your book.  Maybe you are hoping the blog will even become a bestselling book.  Maybe you just want to write a blog to promote a business idea you have or just for fun.  Whatever the reason, you are interested in having a blog.  Great!  Now how do you avoid being one of the many who give up within the first year? How do you continue to explore your blog’s reach and your potential as a...

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2018-02/04 Structure in Memoir: How to Reveal the Universal Story Inside the Personal Memoir with Judy Reeves

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Classes, Events, Memoir | Comments Off on 2018-02/04 Structure in Memoir: How to Reveal the Universal Story Inside the Personal Memoir with Judy Reeves

Memoir, like any story, needs a structure upon which to build and from which to expand. It needs a construction with its own logic that holds the story together. Memoir isn’t autobiography. Memoir is a “slice of life” that has a beginning, middle and ending, but these aren’t birth and death and everything that happened in-between. In this workshop, we’ll look at some of the many ways a writer can structure her memoir—linear, framed, single-focus issue,...

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2018-01/17 A Writer’s Book of Days—First the Book, Now the Class—with Judy Reeves

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Classes, Creativity and Journaling, Events, Fiction, Getting Started, Memoir, Nonfiction | Comments Off on 2018-01/17 A Writer’s Book of Days—First the Book, Now the Class—with Judy Reeves

There’s a reason both writers new to the craft and experienced wordsmiths continue to use this book nearly twenty years after its initial publication; its subtitle says it all: A Spirited Companion and Lively Muse for the Writing Life. Within its pages, you’ll find friendly instruction in the craft of writing; down-to-earth, practical tips; thought-provoking and inspiring quotes; insight and gossip into the lives of famous and infamous writers; and guidelines for a...

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