Posted by: anitanolan | July 28, 2010

New Hope Solebury (PA) Community School Writing Classes

Here are the writing classes I’ll be teaching this fall at the New Hope Community School in New Hope, PA.

Novel Writing
There’s a lot more to writing a novel than just putting words on paper.  This course will cover plot and character development, creating a first draft, revision, and how to get published.  Novice to experienced writers can hone their skills in developing point of view, show–don’t tell, writing in scenes, plot development, writing a strong beginning, effective dialogue, turning points, subplots, transitions, and developing three-dimensional characters.  The final class will discuss agents, the market, synopses, self-publishing, Fun, interactive class to advance your writing!  This course is suitable for writers of Adult, Middle Grade, and Young Adult Fiction.

Fee: $80

4 Mon., Sept. 20-Oct. 11, 7-9 pm

Instructor: Anita Nolan

One Night Course

Getting Your Work Published

Getting published for the first time can be a complicated and confusing process.  We’ll discuss all aspects of publication, from first draft to published work.  How to write the perfect query letter; finding the right agent; book proposals that grab attention; how to sell your essay, short story, or magazine article; writers’ conferences and networking; self-publishing and vanity press; contracts and royalties; and dealing with rejection.  For all writing genres- bring your questions!

Fee: $20

Thurs., Oct. 14, 7-9 pm

New One Night Course

Getting Published: Children’s Literature

Children’s literature is a special niche in the publishing world. We’ll cover how to break into this rewarding field and will provide information for all children’s books from picture books to young adult novels. We’ll cover nonfiction, the education market, work-for-hire, book packagers, children’s magazines and the commercial market. We’ll discuss book dummies, preparing a manuscript for submission, when you need an agent and how to get one, contracts, conferences and networking.

Fee: $20

Thurs., Nov. 4, 7-9 pm

Instructor: Anita Nolan

Link to their website:

Reminder: I’ll also be speaking at the NJ SCBWI Writers’ Mentoring Workshop Nov 13-14 on deepening characterization and adding tension to every page. Here’s a link to that information:

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