Marketing & Publishing Classes

Class: Alan Rinzler - What a Developmental Editor Can Do for You (Corte Madera)

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 2:45pm

Saturday, June 4 • 9:00 – 11:00 am • $60

Developmental Editors work with an author on core story concept, narrative arc, characterization, dialogue, visual description, literary style, and reader takeaway. This class shows you how to find a developmental editor, how to work with one, and how they can help you get published. 

Alan Rinzler was the developmental editor and publisher for Toni Morrison, Tom Robbins, Hunter Thompson, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Ludlum, Clive Cussler and others, while holding executive editorial positions at Simon and Schuster, Holt, Bantam, Grove Press, and Rolling Stone. He now works as a consulting developmental editor with private clients.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Carl Gosline - Lightroom & Photoshop II

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 10:00am
Sunday, May 22 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (lunch 12:00 - 1:00pm) • $300
 

Advanced beginner to advanced intermediate skill levels

Morning: more advanced editing in both apps

Afternoon: integrating both apps

visit www.tigertype.com/classes for more course content details
 
Carl Gosline is a seasoned user of both Photoshop and Lightroom and he provides information packed sessions that are easy to understand, while revealing expert level tips, tricks and shortcuts. “Lightroom and Photoshop 2” will build on information from “Lightroom and Photoshop 1” (or your previous commensurate experience) and  Carl’s infectious enthusiasm will be sure to inspire your learning. The morning session will focus on more advanced Lightroom and Photoshop editing techniques, and the afternoon session will focus on integrating the two applications together.
 
**Part I or commensurate experience recommended for Part II**
 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Carl Gosline - Lightroom & Photoshop I

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 10:00am
Sunday, May 15 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (lunch from 12:00-1:00 pm) • $300
 

For Beginner to Intermediate Skill Levels.

3 hours each app-from basics to organizing and editing.  Visit www.tigertype.com/classes for more course content details

Carl Gosline is a seasoned user of both Photoshop and Lightroom and he provides information packed sessions that are easy to understand, while revealing expert level tips, tricks and shortcuts. If you are interested in exploring these applications but have shied away due to the enormity of the undertaking, this is the place to start! “Lightroom and Photoshop 1” will cover a variety of topics designed to give even absolute beginners a solid footing to move forward independently, and Carl’s infectious enthusiasm will be sure to inspire your learning. The morning session will focus on the basics of Lightroom and the afternoon session will focus on the basics of Photoshop.
 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Carl Gosline - InDesign Intensive - Part II (Corte Madera)

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 12:30pm
Sunday, May 29 • 12:30 - 3:30 pm • $150
 

Advanced beginner to advanced intermediate skill levels

Afternoon: image mgmt/linking & wrapping text/more on: layers/ linking images/exporting/packaging/TOC/printing

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Popular teacher Carl Gosline presents a new course on Adobe InDesign, which he has been using since version 1 was released in 1999. Carl delivers content in a style that is easy to grasp and will arm you with expert level skills. The morning session will focus on the basics, from understanding the tools and workspace optimization, and the afternoon session will focus on more complicated document handling techniques. After attending these sessions you will be able to confidently create any kind of document, from business cards to billboards and anything in between…including laying out that book you plan to self-publish. Join us knowing that you will come away with new skills that you can put to use immediately.
 
**Part I or commensurate experience recommended for Part II**
 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Linda Bergman - So You Think Your Life's a Movie? And How to Sell It (Corte Madera)

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 10:00am

Sat., April 16 • 10:00am-4:00 pm • $150

This class is not just for screenwriters. It is for novelists, memoirists, personal essayists or anyone who wants to learn to get to the story fast!  We will learn the nuts and bolts – the industry accepted three-act structure of a film including plot points, subplots, character and dialogue that works. You will learn the elements of a good scene and leave ready to write your own movie and put it on its feet.

Linda Bergman is a screenwriter by trade, having written twenty-two films, five of which she produced. Her work includes Matters of the Hart, The Jessica Savitch Story and The Pearl Buck Story. Her films have been nominated for an Emmy, and the prestigious Writer’s Guild Award.  She has taught at Brown, Yale and Antioch Universities and is the author of So You Think Your Life’s A Movie – Ten Steps to a Script That Sells.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: James Dalessandro - Write and Sell a Great Screenplay (Corte Madera)

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 10:00am

Sun., February 21 • 10:00-4:00 pm • $100

He will discuss every aspect of writing a great script: structure, character, dialogue, adaptations from other medium, plus selling one's work.  The afternoon will include a screening and analysis of Hitchcock's classic Rear Window.  

James Dalessandro has long been a popular screenwriting instructor at BP. He is the author of the best-selling 1906: A Novel and Citizen Jane, and is screenwriter of both film adaptations  In the past three years he has sold five television pilots and he is currently writing two six-hour mini-series. His movie The Italian Girl is heading for production with a major European company.  

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Dianne Jacob - Write Your Cookbook (Corte Madera)

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 10:00am

Sat., March 26 • 10:00am-1:00 pm • $60

Are you a writer, enthusiastic home cook or cooking class devotee who dreams of writing a cookbook? Learn how to come up with a sellable cookbook idea, what makes a good recipe, how publishing works, and how to self-publish. Exercises will get you started and set you on a path towards your goal.

Dianne Jacob is the author of the multiple award-winning book, Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes and More, recently released in its third edition. She also co-wrote two cookbooks with chef Craig Priebe: The United States of Pizza and Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas. A writing coach who specializes in food, she teaches around the world at conferences and workshops. She also judges books for the prestigious James Beard awards.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Alice Acheson - Bound-for-Success Book Proposal

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 10:00am

Sunday, September 27 • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm • $60

Want to be a published author? Thought so! Your manuscript may be a winner, but rejection letters will accumulate without a selling book proposal. Learn how to convince an agent or editor to read it, what will stop the reading, the difference between the query letter and the synopsis, and much more!

As a marketing and publishing consultant with decades of experience, Alice Acheson works with authors, illustrators, and photographers. She has edited books and negotiated contracts. Her publicity work has produced many New York Times bestsellers.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Alice Acheson - Your Book; What's Next?

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 10:00am

Saturday, September 26 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm • $150

Love the writing but oh those publishing and marketing details! We begin with a pre-publication timeline to guide the entire process. The pre-class assignment (details upon registration) is to write a sell sheet that will introduce you to agents, editors, booksellers, and the reading public.

As a marketing and publishing consultant with decades of experience, Alice Acheson works with authors, illustrators, and photographers. She has edited books and negotiated contracts. Her publicity work has produced many New York Times bestsellers.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Alice Acheson - The Greatest Marketing Tool of All

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 6:00pm

Friday, September 25 • 6:00 - 9:00 pm • $60

Your verbal pitch will lead you to agents, publishers, potential readers, reviewers, and media. Learn what makes you and your book truly compelling. We will discuss what works, and you’ll leave the workshop with a selling description. The pre-class assignment: write a 30-second pitch (details upon registration).

As a marketing and publishing consultant with decades of experience, Alice Acheson works with authors, illustrators, and photographers. She has edited books and negotiated contracts. Her publicity work has produced many New York Times bestsellers.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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