Courses

Audiobook sales are booming, but it can be expensive to get a book read and converted. Explore how to create audiobooks from home without needing to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on the project. Get tips on how to record with minimal errors, how to edit your recordings using a free program, how to add sound effects, and more. You'll also get a marketing checklist to help you get paid for your efforts.


May 18, 2021 to June 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
How is writing a story like telling a joke? Find out in this 3-hour workshop as we explore the structure of humor and how and when to use it in our writing.


Saturday, May 22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Do you have a knack for explaining complex subjects in a way that makes them easy to understand? If so, you should consider entering the well-paying field of technical writing. This course will teach you the fundamentals techniques that all successful technical writers use. You will learn how to translate complex information into easily understood language, and how to become a wizard at marrying the art of publishing with the science of technology.


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The primary reason aspiring writers fail isn't because they aren't talented. Nor is it because they don't have enough experience or can't come up with fresh ideas. Most writers get rejection notices (instead of paychecks) because they don't understand how to fit their content to the real-world marketplace. In this hands-on workshop series, you'll find out how to make your content stand out from the crowd and draw the attention of publishers eager to pay for your work.


July 13-29, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
You don't have to become a bestselling author to earn a healthy income as a writer. Creating the next great novel is one avenue to success, but it's not the only way. In this eye-opening course, you'll learn how to turn your talent for writing into money in the bank. Discover the perfect intersection between your experience, your desires, and today's marketplace.


June 22, 2021 to July 8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Getting your book, article, or other written content published is a big step, but it's not the end of your work as a writer. In many ways, the job has only begun. You need readers. Learn techniques to turn readers into loyal fans who can't wait to see what's coming next. Many excellent writers never achieve financial success because they fail at this crucial task. Learn how to find and reach your best audience without having to spend all your profits on advertising.


August 3-19, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Develop English grammar skills and take your writing and speaking to the next level. This course explores the eight parts of speech, punctuation and mechanics, foundational sentence construction, phrases, clauses, problem words, common mistakes, and more with practical, hands-on exercises.


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Discover the challenges of writing for this exciting visual media - not an easy task unless you know where to start. This course gives you the nitty-gritty of screenwriting in five sessions. Bring your ideas and start to develop them with feedback and guidance. These are the first steps in seeing your unique vision on the screen.


July 29, 2021 to August 26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Explore the essential building blocks for fiction or memoir. Plot, setting, theme, characterization, point of view and dialogue will all be covered. What is the hero's journey and how does a writer weave a tale into a page-turning best seller? Understanding these basics is the first step.


July 20, 2021 to August 12, 2021, RDM3 305
Everyone judges a book by its cover. In this course for self-publishers, study the principles of good cover design, learn how to find stock images and fonts that can be used in commercial projects, and observe a demonstration on how to create a complete cover file using a graphic design program.


Saturday, May 15, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Moby Dick is a candidate for the "great American novel."  On its surface, it is about an obsessed man's quest for revenge against the white whale that wrecked his previous ship and severed his leg, but it contains great depths of ideas.  In this course, students will probe into deeper issues such as morality, questing, perception, racial differences, whaling, among others.  The novel will be the guide that provides insight into many aspects of nineteenth-century cultural themes.


This course contains no sessions at this time.