2017-09/17 From Word to Kindle Direct Publishing with Daniel Primbs

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Blogging, Computer Software, and Technology, Classes, Events, Getting Started | Comments Off on 2017-09/17 From Word to Kindle Direct Publishing with Daniel Primbs

Amazon is the world’s largest e-book retailer. Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) allows you to publish an e-book by uploading a Word manuscript to KDP’s website. However, your Word document must be properly formatted to convert to an Kindle e-book that will meet industry standards. Learn how to format your Word manuscript so it will convert to an e-book with paragraph styling, page breaks at the end of chapters, and a functioning table of...

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2017-08/27 Point of View with Mona de Vestel

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Classes, Events, Fiction | Comments Off on 2017-08/27 Point of View with Mona de Vestel

Are you writing your story through the eyes of God, or are you crafting it from the confines of a serial killer’s mind? Mastering the craft of point of view allows writers to carefully choose the lens through which they will tell their stories. Come learn the nuts and bolts of POV (point of view) for your next story. Mona de Vestel is the award-winning author of the novel “One-String Guitar”—semifinalist for the VCU First Novelist award and memoir...

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2017-09/17 Outlining your non-fiction book with Cathy Scott

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Classes, Events, Getting Started, Nonfiction | Comments Off on 2017-09/17 Outlining your non-fiction book with Cathy Scott

This how-to workshop walks you through the steps to create and develop an outline as building blocks for your non-fiction book. Once you outline or plot your book, the ideas will flow. Cathy Scott, a Los Angeles Times bestselling author, investigative journalist and blogger for Psychology Today, has written 11 books. Her work has appeared in New York Times Magazine, New York Post,George magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, San Diego...

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2017-09/17 Dig for Writing Gold with a Timeline/Personal History Map with Molly Larson Cook

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Classes, Creativity and Journaling, Events | Comments Off on 2017-09/17 Dig for Writing Gold with a Timeline/Personal History Map with Molly Larson Cook

Claim the lost treasures of your writer’s life as you uncover forgotten details that provide rich texture for any writing project – memoir, personal essays, poems, or prose. For Proust it was a tiny sponge cake that brought the memories to life. With this timeline/personal history map and spot-on questions, you’ll retrieve your own treasures to expand and enrich your writing. In this 3-session workshop, you’ll learn to create a unique life map which can be...

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2017-10/01 Beyond Memoir with John Kaag

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Classes, Events, Memoir | Comments Off on 2017-10/01 Beyond Memoir with John Kaag

Truly great memoirs are never just memoirs. Perhaps they tell the story of a political movement, a country in turmoil, a historical moment, a cultural trend, or a psychological disposition. In their brutal honesty and self-examination these rare autobiographical accounts teach us something about life and being human. One trick to writing memoir is to figure out what is universal and communicable in your most personal of stories. How can your book go “beyond...

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