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Writers' Circle

Beginners Guide to Getting Published

$45

with LeeAnne Krusemark

Calendar Oct 19, 2021 at 7 pm

BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO GETTING PUBLISHED

Did you know Stephen King was rejected 75 times before he sold his first novel? If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or even a novel to a traditional publisher, this comprehensive workshop will guide you to, then past, the editor’s desk. This class will teach you the steps you need to know! If you really want to succeed, this step-by-step workshop is a must! Special Note: The instructor is a journalist, author, agent, publisher, and adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard.

Date: OCT 19, 2021   

Schedule: Tuesday, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm  (includes materials) 

IMPORTANT: This class is being held via Zoom. The instructor will email you the Zoom link and instructions prior to the start of class. 

Explore 50 Different Self-Publishing Options

$35

with LeeAnne Krusemark

Calendar Oct 19, 2021 at 9 pm

EXPLORE 50 DIFFERENT SELF-PUBLISHING OPTIONS

Self-publishing is all the rage, but is it the best option for you? You will discover the pros and cons of all the self-publishing options, including print-on-demand and e-book publishing, as well as the Amazon option of Create Space. You will leave with a rated description of 50 self-publishing companies. Prerequisite: Participants must also attend "Beginners Guide to Getting Published."

Date: OCT 19, 2021

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 pm-10:00 pm (includes materials)

IMPORTANT: This class is being held via Zoom. The instructor will email you the Zoom link and instructions prior to the start of class. 

Beginner's Guide to Starting a Free Blog

$45

with LeeAnne Krusemark

Calendar Oct 20, 2021 at 7 pm

BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO STARTING A FREE BLOG

Online blogging is a great way to get the word out about you, your service, your product, or information you want to share! You will learn step-by-step how to:

  • Start a FREE blog with WordPress
  • Choose a blog template
  • Emphasize your blog content with a creative name
  • Use your unique voice to share your expertise
  • Connect your domain/website

You will also learn how to earn an income with your blog, including links to other websites and advertising on your blog, as well as increase your internet ranking. A detailed tutorial will be emailed to set up your free Zoom account, then the webinar login information and materials will be sent the day of class.

Date: October 20, 2021

Schedule: Wednesday, 7:00-9:00pm 

IMPORTANT: The webinar login information, along with a detailed tutorial to set up your free Zoom account, will be emailed to you by the facilitator the day before class.

Meet The Publisher/Agent - Get Your Manuscript Critiqued

$35

with LeeAnne Krusemark

Calendar Oct 21, 2021 at 6 pm

MEET THE PUBLISHER/AGENT - GET YOUR MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUED

Have you ever wanted to talk to a real agent or publisher? Are you tired of having your manuscripts critiqued by non-professionals or paying an editor too much money to change your writing to their voice? Email one page of your in-progress manuscript for an in-class critique of your poetry, article, short story, screenplay, novel, non-fiction or children’s book. (Optional: You can then send your manuscript for a professional critique (for a critique fee of $50 for up to 25 double-spaced pages + $1/page thereafter, and a list of publishers/agents who are interested in your type of work.) The instructor is a journalist, author, screenwriter, agent, publisher, and adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard.

Date: October 21, 2021

Schedule: Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm 

IMPORTANT: The webinar login information, along with a detailed tutorial to set up your free Zoom account, will be emailed to you by the facilitator the day before class.

Using Amazon's Kindle Direct to Self-Publish Your Book for Free!

$35

with LeeAnne Krusemark

Calendar Oct 21, 2021 at 7 pm

Whether you’re looking to publish a paperback novel or short ebook now or in the future, this detailed tutorial will teach you step-by-step how to create an Amazon KDP account, format your manuscript and upload it to the platform, easily create a book cover from available templates, determine pricing and royalties, develop a sales pitch for your Amazon page, and write an Amazon author bio. 

Date: OCT 21, 2021

Schedule: Thursday, 7:00-8:00pm 

IMPORTANT: The webinar login information, along with a detailed tutorial to set up your free Zoom account, will be emailed to you by the facilitator the day before class.





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