Creative Writing (LLC 3964)
Designed for writers and/or creative spirits who want to enhance their creativity and overall zest for life! Participants will discuss the benefits of self-expression through writing and artistic necessity. Journaling and discussion of texts (read in class) will also be incorporated. Come ready to listen, write, and collaborate for a fun writing experience!
New! Preserve Your Life Stories (LLC 4312)
Are you looking to preserve your memories? Join a memoir writing workshop designed to provide you with the basic skills: plot, structure, imagery and more - to prepare your stories with flair, tone and witticism. Here's an opportunity to focus on particularly meaningful times of your life: military experience, first kiss with your spouse, favorite vacations, comical calamities or sad situations that marked your life?and write them down with flair. Learn how to prepare an honest story that practically breathes with your personality. This is an opportunity to learn the process of putting together memories for the benefit of children, parents, grandparents and friends. It's a lasting, worthwhile gift.
New! Breaking Writer?s Block-Creativity Training (LLC 4313)
Many writers experience a time when the words just won't come together, when they are simply stuck and can't think of anything to write. Fortunately, a few helpful techniques make it possible to overcome the challenge of writer's block. This class will help you overcome writer's block with a series of exercises designed to get you writing. Whether you're at work now or hoping to write a novel, a nonfiction book, a memoir, short stories or articles, this class will help liberate the imaginative, inventive bolts of genius that are inside every writer.
New! Writing a Book Series: Saleable and Successful (LLC 4314)
Series such as Lord of the Rings and Twilight demonstrate that an entertaining tale can be fashioned into a saleable and successful string of stories. Plus it gains the interest of publishers on the lookout to sell books. Learn how to set up a plot that leads to a follow-up series. Add a valuable asset to your writing skills and learn to craft a storyline that appeals to readers in book after book. Whether your focus is on traditional publishing companies, publishing books-on-demand, or publishing an e-book, this workshop can enhance your writing and increase chances of getting your work in print.
New! The Writer?s Way (LLC 4315)
Designed to develop your creative talent, this workshop helps you to have a greater understanding and insight into your writing gifts. And you will discover what obstacles can block these gifts. We will discuss ways to discern how to move forward, how to turn creative thinking/ideas into the written word, and how to overcome stumbling blocks that exist for all writers. You will apply this knowledge through in-class writing exercises that can increase your proficiency. Writers at any stage will benefit through learning about: your insecurities, sense of identity, sense of power and daily writing discipline. Enhance your talent and gain the writing skills that come with self-awareness and confidence.
New! Writing an E-Book (LLC 4316)
E-Books are fast becoming an important alternative to paper books and thousands are downloaded every day. They are an alternate reading choice for lovers of technology and offer a new dimension to the written word, allowing a quick and simple way to distribute books. It is easier and more cost effective for authors to publish their titles which may not be accepted by a traditional published. This online market will see a huge growth over the next few years, and provide a publishing option you need to consider.