Four Mondays: Sep 9, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9 • 6:45 – 8:45 pm • Tuition $150 (includes book)
This class has been canceled, but the book is available for purchase.
Not all writing careers are created equal. Why are some authors quickly catapulted to publishing success while others seem to take forever? Learn the secrets of how you can become a successful author: What are the four C’s and how can you make them work for you? What are your writing challenges? What is a book proposal, and who needs one? What is the difference between non-fiction and fiction proposals? Does a poetry book need a proposal? Learn about cover letters, finding the right agent (or publisher) and what to do once your book is published.
A copy of Joan's book, You Can Be a Winning Writer: The 4 C's Approach of Successful Authors - Craft, Commitment, Community & Confidence, is included in the class tuition.
Joan Gelfand wrote You Can Be a Winning Writer, three volumes of poetry, and an award-winning chapbook of short fiction. Her novel, Fear to Shred, will be published in September. Photo credit: ilaBrightPhotographyStudio/Lisbon/2018
What Students Are Saying about Joan Gelfand
"Attendees went home with new excitement, inspiration, and tools to build their writing carreers...you've been mentioned by name in five star reviews." - Lisa Provost, San Francisco Writer's Conference
"You are a fantastic presenter, very dynamic and straightforward. You expertly answered their deepest questions and helped guide them to a fuller understanding of the publishing world." - Suzanne Lyons, Events Managers, Oaxaca Lending Library
"Joan presented to our audience at the National Association of Memoir Writers a hands-on, popular, and very useful tutorial on how to get published." - Linda Joy Meyers