WRITING WORKSHOPS: 21 Steps to Fog-Free Writing

In September I had the pleasure of taking this class from Writers Online Classes, with returning instructor Don McNair.  The class advertisement read: Publishers and agents reject 99 percent of received manuscripts after simply glancing at their first chapters.   This class shows why your own manuscript was rejected . . . and how to fix it! Don McNair, a professional writer and editor for forty years, discovered the answers years ago while...

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WRITING WORKSHOPS – The Good, The Bad and The Interesting-Social Media for Writers

I’m a ho for writing classes.  What can I say?  I love them.  I’ve taken more classes over the years than I can count.  And I’ve always kept my notes and my emails (can you say hoarder?).   Since I always wonder what people think about the classes they’ve taken, I thought I’d share some thoughts about classes I thought were worth the price of registration.  If you’re wondering about a class, feel free to email...

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Do You Have a Dream?

As part of my dedication to lifelong learning and because I am a writing class junkie I took 3 classes in September of 2011.  All of them were excellent but one, Conceive, Believe, Achieve: Goal-Setting as a Proven Path From Abstract Wish To Concrete Plan was life changing for me.  Developed and taught by Amy Atwell (www.amyatwell.com), the course ran for the month of September and included 10 lessons. In the first lecture,  Amy assured us...

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