Class: David Corbett - Trust Your Story

02/28/2015 4:00 pm
Sat., Feb. 28 • 10:00-4:00 pm • $150
 
 
 
 
Advice so simple it can’t possibly be right: just tell the story. In fact, the vast majority of writing problems—what’s essential and what isn’t, how to balance inner life against action and dialogue, how to create variety and contrast among the characters, how to use setting to enhance the narrative—can be solved by referring to the context of the story. David Corbett, author of The Art of Character, leads students in a one-day workshop, reviewing 10-page manuscript submissions from each student in detail to reveal how story guides the revision process. (Manuscripts must be submitted by Feb. 14)
 
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

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

03/01/2015 1:00 pm
Sun., March 1 • 10:00-1:00pm • $60 
 
 
 
 
"I have never heard anyone give so much great information as Alice Acheson." 
-- Kate Wright, who found an agent.

Avoid Book Proposal Agita!  It's time for the first edit of your book -- and time to begin collecting information for your book proposal.  In class we will discuss which elements make a selling proposal and which parts of your book should be highlighted.  Here you will learn how to convince an agent or editor to read your book proposal, how to craft that all-important marketing paragraph, how to avoid pitfalls that stop the reading, the difference between the query letter and the synopsis, and other insights into impressing the reader.
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: Nina Schuyler- Creating Surprise on the Page

03/07/2015 4:00 pm
Sat., Mar. 7 • 10:00-4:00 pm • $105
 
 
 
 
If we read to experience things, then a reader experiences so much more when the story moves beyond conventions. In this class, we will look at how authors create surprise at the plot, character and sentence level. We will use published works as a springboard to create our own surprises on the page.
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: Amy Novesky- On-The-Spot Children's Writing

03/21/2015 2:00 pm

Sat. Mar. 21 • 10:00-2:00 pm • $80 
48-hour advance registration • Limit of six
 
 
 
  
 
You’ve written a brilliant children’s story and can’t wait to hear what others think, or you’re stuck and need a critique. Bring your manuscript or idea to this on-the-spot workshop, and we’ll critique it. Amy Novesky is a children’s book editor, author, and experienced workshop leader.
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

Class: Molly Giles - Short Story Repair

03/28/2015 4:00 pm
Sat., Mar. 28 • 10:00-4:00 pm • $120
 
 
 
 
This is your chance to fix short stories that are “almost there.” Often it just takes a slight adjustment, but sometimes it takes a sharp kick—this class offers both. Molly Giles is a novelist and short story writer. She teaches at the University of Arkansas and is an editor for Penguin Putnam. Giles has worked with Amy Tan and many other successful writers.
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Path to Publishing Workshop - The Path to Publishing Alternative and Self-Publishing Workshop

03/29/2015 3:00 pm
Sunday, March 29, 2015 • 8:30 - 3:00pm

$100 (Path to Publishing Members) or $150 (General Public)

    

 

Calling All Writers!

Book Passage’s Path to Publishing invites you to an informative workshop at our Corte Madera location on Sunday, March 29 (please note this is a date change) that will feature top Bay Area experts in publishing, book design, marketing/promotion, social media, sales/distribution, and other fields comprising the multiple facets of your “path to publishing.”

This special event is designed to provide aspiring writers and authors with a complete package approach so that you can better understand how all the publishing parts connect and make sound choices for your specific projects. The day will be filled with educational panels and time for Q&A and networking. Lunch on-site will give you a chance to mix and mingle with your fellow writers and workshop speakers, and attendees are invited to further network at a gathering at the end of the program.

The workshop will include a host of topics, including:

● Understanding subsidy publishing, self-publishing, alternative publishing
● Cover and interior design, process, and cost
● Print on demand (POD) and e-books
● Differences between marketing and publicity
●Self-promotion: using websites, social media and blogging to deliver your message
● Getting your manuscript ready for publishing
● How to decide if you need a publicist or literary agent
● Sales and distribution

Mark Your Calendar, and Watch for Registration Details!
Sunday, March 29, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM


$100 for Path to Publishing members; $150 for non-members. Price includes lunch with the panelists and a networking get-together after the workshop.

For questions about the workshop, finding a publishing mentor, scheduling a meeting with Sam, or to learn more about the Path to Publishing program, contact Sam Barry at sbarry@bookpassage.com or call 415-927-0960, ext. 256.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925


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