Upcoming seminars at WriterHouse:
» On Friday, March 23, 9:30am-Noon, join us for Erika Dreifus’s seminar on freelance writing. This session will provide an overview of the varied opportunities that exist for writers to transform their own knowledge and interests into freelance bylines. Although we’ll use a shared pursuit–writing itself–as a starting-point, we’ll also discuss how to incorporate participants’ own professional and avocational expertise into a freelance writing practice. We’ll cover basic freelancing how-tos with plenty of time for your questions. For details and to reserve your space, see the WriterHouse Class site.
» On Friday, March 23, 9:30am-Noon, join us for Bella Stander’s seminar, Book Publishing 101. Topics covered in this seminar: setting realistic goals; making a marketing plan; pitching your book; dealing with publicists, booksellers and media; bookstore events and readings. Attendees must have a forthcoming or recently published book from a commercial trade publisher, a publishing contract with a commercial trade publisher, or a literary agent. This seminar is not suitable for self-published authors or those whose books are produced by subsidy publishers. For details and to reserve your space, see the WriterHouse Class site.
» New seminar just added for May. Saturday, May 5, 2012, 1:00pm-5:00pm Setting the Stage in Fantasy Writing, Instructor: Leona Wisoker. Even if your world is fantastic, it needs to feel real. Learn how to work with real-world elements such as food, clothing, and the natural environment to draw your readers into your imaginary universe. Through writing exercises and discussion, you’ll see what kinds of details make your fantasy writing three-dimensional.
This seminar will be followed at 6:30 by a potluck dinner and discussion of food in fantasy writing, with author Leona Wisoker. Register for the seminar now.
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