Class: Alice Acheson - Publishing Choices

09/19/2014 5:00 pm
Fri., Sept. 19 • 2:00-5:00 pm • $60
 
 
 
 
With decades of familiarity with all kinds of publishing options, Alice shares the advantages and pitfalls of each process. Get answers to all of your crucial questions. 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.

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

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

09/20/2014 5:00 pm
Sat., Sept. 20 • 10:00-5:00 pm • $150
 
 
  
 
Pre-class assignment required.
You’ve chosen the publishing method, now learn how to market your book and allot time, energy, and money to publishing demands without neglecting your writing. In class, we’ll create a realistic timeline, marketing plan, and sell sheet. 
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.

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

Class: Alice Acheson - Write a Book Proposal That Sells

09/21/2014 1:00 pm
Sun., Sept. 21 • 10:00-1:00 pm • $60
 
 
 
 
Your manuscript may be a winner, but rejection letters will accumulate without a solid book proposal. Alice Acheson will discuss how to convince an agent or editor to read your proposal, what should be in the cover letter versus 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.

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

Class: Monica Wesolowska - Lost & Found

09/21/2014 4:00 pm
Sun., Sept. 21 • 10:00-4:00pm • $105
 
 
 
 
Whatever you have lost—your first taste of ice cream, your desire to climb Mount Everest, your marriage, parents, or empathy in the face of loss—find it again in words. In this class, we’ll explore how memory works, reading excerpts from fabulous writers and learning techniques to coax out even our shyest memories. Monica Wesolowska is the author of the memoir Holding Silvan: A Brief Life which was named a “Best Book” of 2013 by both The Boston Globe and Library Journal. She has taught creative writing for over a decade. 
 
 
 
 

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

Class: Nina Schuyler - Creating Conflict

09/27/2014 4:00 pm
Sat., Sept. 27 • 10:00-4:00pm • $105

 
 
How do you create tension on every page? As literary agent Donald Maass says, a constant stream of tension engages readers. Using published works as a jumping off point, we will spend the day making conflict happen by playing with diction, reader and character expectations, suspense, delay, and characters' conflicting emotion. The class is suitable for nonfiction and fiction writers. Nina Schuyler is the author of the novels The Translator and The Painting, and many short stories. She teaches creative writing in the graduate program at USF.

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

Class: Alan Rinzler - How to Write & Get Published

09/27/2014 12:00 pm
Sat., Sept. 27 • 10:00-12:00pm • $55
 
 
 
 
What’s the difference between a page turner and a clunker that disappears without a trace? It’s the story, characters, pacing, literary style, dialogue, sensory description, and narrative voice. Learn specific techniques for improving your writing, then navigating the turbulent waters of today’s book business. Alan Rinzler has edited and published Toni Morrison, Tom Robbins, Hunter S. Thompson, Clive Cussler, Robert Ludlum, Shirley MacLaine, Jerzy Kosinski, Bob Dylan, and Andy Warhol in executive positions at Simon & Schuster, Bantam, Grove Press, Rolling Stone, and Straight Arrow Books.

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


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