Syllabus Summaries (Email or contact your Instructor for details if you're taking the course locally)--
Creative Writing--This is our most popular COMBINATION course, which includes elements from all of our other specialized courses below. These are Writing a Page Turner, Author Technology, The Business of Writing, Writing Successful Papers and Proposals, Writer as Actor and NonFiction Income.
Author Technology-- takes you beyond manuscript submission into all the details of publishing on Kindle, CreateSpace, Indie, Digital Rights Management, file formats and conversions, moving from a draft Word document to publisher-required digital file formats, print on demand, integrated scripts, stage and screen animation technologies, Creative Cloud integration and much more. Completion of this course will allow you to actively create and participate in wide distribution of your content on multiple platforms, from print and print on demand to smart phones, Kindle, PC's, tablets, Amazon, CreateSpace, Indie, blogs, websites, discs, pdfs, goodreads, social media and even your own website.
Writing a Page Turner--our most popular course for content, giving all the details of both writing that sells and the keys to submission to agents, publishers and Indie/print on demand as well as e-books. These include all the details of plot, structure, subtext, tension, character arcs, story, dialogue, the actor's art and viewpoint, stage and screen, top 10 mistakes authors make, pantsers vs. plotters, analytic deconstruction (deconstructive reading and movie viewing), the anatomy of a page turner, and much more-- both genre independent and specific.
NonFiction Income and Wealth-- our most popular course for all categories of writers and authors. Gives detailed information, content, links and job postings for thousands of categories of nonfiction that high income earning writers use to support and augment their fiction writing between stories and novels. There are too many opportunities to list in detail, but you can see a sample on the Careers page. These include business writing, journalism, scripting video games, textbook authoring, exam question writing, writing wikis, writing websites and blogs, writing social media and forum content, writing resumes, ghost writing papers, reports and articles, research, writing software documentation, how to manuals, reviews, ad copy, Technical and Science writing and hundreds of others.
The Business of Writing-- Includes access to agents, submissions, conferences, distribution, publishing, finance, marketing and advertising, author's agreements and contracts, ISBNs, ASINs, selling on Amazon, accounting, advances, venues for sales, freelance venues, co-authoring, authoring on assignment, specialty publishers, magazines, digital media publishing, and everything selling authors need and use daily to earn significant income and build wealth with writing careers, businesses and content, both fiction and nonfiction.
Writing Successful Funding, Grant, Academic and Research Papers and Proposals-- For students, teachers, researchers and scientists who want to refine their proposal writing skills. Includes all aspects of paper and proposal format, content and style for successful publication in journals, correct noting and indices, and details of successful venture and grant funding submissions. This course is both for those seeking crowd funding, venture funding or grants, as well as authors ghosting those proposals. Also includes correct formats for academic and research papers, theses, dissertations and other submissions both for students submitting papers and advanced researchers with English as a second language wishing to submit to English speaking organizations. Includes both Manual of Style and Legal language and requirements.
Writer as Actor--Includes both writer as actor and actor as writer in exploring similarities between the emotional impacts of novels - scripts, and their portrayal by characters and actors. How does being a better writer help you as an actor and how does knowledge of acting help writers with character emotion, arcs, understanding and development?
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