Archive for September 3rd, 2009

Fall E-mail Classes with Highly Qualified Instructors Begin October 7th

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& Reap Greater Rewards Tomorrow!

Writing and Publishing The Short Stuff
Especially For Moms (But Not Only for Moms!)
With Christina Katz
Class Begins October 7th
Prerequisites: None
Finally, a writing workshop that fits into the busy lives of moms! You will learn how to create short, easy-to-write articles-a skill that will make it easier to move up to longer, more time-consuming articles when you’re ready. Try your pen at tips, fillers, short interviews, list articles, how-tos, and short personal essays-all within six weeks. Now includes markets!
Cost: $250.00
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Pitching Practice: Write Six Queries in Six Weeks
With Christina Katz
Class Begins March 11th
Prerequisites: Permission from the instructor
In this writing class, pitching is all you do. Each week, you will study a successful writer’s query and create your own list of steps to follow. You will receive a three-page worksheet weekly, which will provide helpful ideas and checklists to help you systematize your query writing process and increase your productivity.
Cost: $250.00
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Writing for the Web
With Jennifer Applin
Class Begins October 7th
Prerequisites: None
These days virtually every business and industry needs to have an online presence. With a growing trend in Internet marketing, e-commerce and online publications, the need for creating well-written web content is more important than ever. If you are looking to make a name for yourself, and a living, writing for the web, then this course can help you. Students will learn how to develop a writing style that is suitable for the web; provide a variety of services (online articles, website content, blogging, editing, etc.); establish a fair rate and avoid scams; find paying assignments and secure steady accounts.
Cost: $250.00
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Personal Essays that Get Published
With Abigail Green
Class Begins on May 6th
Prerequisites: None
The popularity of reality shows, blogs, and tell-all books proves that it pays to get personal these days. Whether you want to write introspective essays, short humor pieces, or first-person reported stories, your life is a goldmine of rich material that all kinds of publications are pining for. Personal Essays that Get Published will teach you how to get your personal experiences down on the page and get them published. Students will learn how to find ideas, hone their voice, craft solid leads and endings, reslant their work for different markets, and submit their essays for publication.
Cost: $250.00
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Poetry for the People
With Sage Cohen
Prerequisites: None
Have you always wanted to write a poem but didn’t know how to begin? Maybe you’re already writing poetry and want to connect with your muse more often, or brush up on your poetic prowess? Poetry for the People takes poetry off of its academic pedestal, making it accessible to and enjoyable for everyone. Six lessons with six assignments completed in six weeks.
Cost: $250.00
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Platform 102: Grow Your Specialty Into An Online Platform
With Christina Katz
Prerequisites: Platform 101 or Permission from the Instructor
Frustrated with online platform development? Picking up where Platform 101 left off, this class helps you position yourself as a seasoned professional, who isn’t afraid to let the world know what you have to offer. Take your writing career to a more professional level with a blog, Web site, newsletter, and cover the basics of social networking. By the end of our six weeks, you will have a clear vision of your platform, and a plan for first and future steps. By the time we are through, you will be ready to launch the book-worthy presence that agents and editors require.
Cost: $250.00
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Day Two: And the winner is…

writer mama back to school giveaway badgeDawn Herring!

Congratulations, Dawn. You have won a copy of, Page After Page by Heather Sellers.

For an exciting recap of what you have won, please click here.

If you would be so kind as to send me your snail mail via e-mail at “writer mama at earthlink dot net” I will make sure you receive your winnings.

In case anyone is wondering, the winner each day is chosen by a random integer generator and has nothing to do with your comment, whether or not you know me, or your shoe size. 🙂

Thanks to everyone for participating.

Onward! There are still plenty of books to win!

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I’ll be asking for blogroll suggestions on the last day of the giveaway, September 30th.

The Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway 2009, Day Three

wb3Welcome to day three of the annual Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway. One lucky winner will walk away with The Write-Brain Workbook by Bonnie Neubauer.

With The Write-Brain Workbook, you’ll never have to face a blank page again. This one-of-a-kind guide provides a full year of writing exercises and games designed to get thoughts brewing and the pen moving across the page. It:

  • Provides 366 ten minute exercises to build momentum and turn on the right side of the brain,
  • Helps you generate work by painlessly leading you into new writing every day, and
  • Stimulates creativity with a stunning 4-color package and easy-to-approach prompts.

About the Author

Bonnie Neubauer is the author of The Write-Brain Workbook, 366 Exercises to Liberate Your Writing, andBonnie Neubauer the newly released Take Ten for Writers: 1000 writing exercises to build momentum in just 10 minutes a day. She is known for her high-energy workshops that are packed full of inventive game like exercises and is the creator of Story Spinner, a hand held wheel that generates millions of creative writing exercises. Visit her website,, and click on Story Spinner Online and you will have at your fingertips, gazillions of free writing exercises whenever you want (or need) one.

Here comes the question you must answer to be entered in today’s giveaway.

If you are new to the giveaway, please read “Da Rules.” Seriously, there’s a few picky things like we will only ship to U.S. addresses or if your comment is the wrong length I have to disqualify your comment (and I hate when that happens because it ruins all my fun).

Today’s question is…

We have worry and challenges covered at this point. Aren’t we all glad to hear it? But today’s giveaway book is about INSPIRATION. So, please share what inspires you most as a writer? You can answer in a list or describe the one thing that inspires you most or whatever. Anything goes. This is about inspiration, after all. Have fun!

Before you go! We have a cause to raise money for this year. Please read the story about the Applin family here and consider  making a small contribution at some point during the giveaway. We’re aiming for $100/day.

And don’t forget to read the rules! Several posts had to be deleted from days one and two because they were not the proper length. What is the proper length? It’s in “Da Rules“!

Thanks. This is fun. I’m so glad we are all doing it. 🙂

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