Instructor : Nina Munteanu
This 3-hour 2-day (6 hours total) lecture and workshop course focuses on the important creative process in an author’s writing-publishing career: revision, marketing and promotion. Every finished work must first pass through the scrutiny of revision and editing before it is ready to market. Nina Munteanu (internationally published writer of short stories and five novels) provides you with the basic essentials of revision and editing, addressing the question of how much is enough and when to stop. She provides essential instruction on how to write successful pitches, queries and synopses (all necessary for novelists wishing to publish), how to interpret and handle rejection letters and more. Nina shares current markets for writing of all kinds from memoirs and non-fiction to short stories and novels (genre to literary fiction) and poetry. Students are encouraged to bring examples of their works and be prepared to discuss them. Students will be expected to write and share their writing.
Handouts and the e-booklet “What Writers Need to Know About Book Contracts” by Nina Munteanu are included.
Recommended resources: The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now! (Starfire World Syndicate) by Nina Munteanu; The Writer’s Toolkit DVD (for sale here).
Time & Schedule: 2-day course of 3-hour lecture and discussion/workshop with homework assignments; schedule for upcoming semester TBA.
“It was nice to have so much attention on my work–very inspiring and helpful.”–Angie MacKay
“Terrific class!.. Excellent examples, notes, presentations and discussions.”–Keith McPhail