TCL to hold Master Writer Series in September
Write a Winning Story
Stephanie Edwards knows the routes that a story idea must travel before it reaches its destination, whether it’s a short story, inspirational article or commercial product. The local author just completed her first novel A Husband, a Loft and a Dog and touts that when she isn’t writing she’s teaching about writing. This month, Edwards brings her wealth of experience to the Technical College of the Lowcountry to help others give shape and form to their story ideas.
From books, to poetry, to essays, to movies, TV, and more, stories are a fascinating and integral part of life. Do you have some wonderful stories in you waiting to come out? Do you wonder why your stories fall short? Take a few hours and learn what makes a compelling story. Learn the elements: theme and structure. Develop outlines for taking your ideas to finished products. For beginners and experienced writers alike! The class will be held Saturday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Beaufort Campus. Cost is $59.
Funding Your Habit (For Writers)
If you are a new writer, seasoned writer or just a writer seeking avenues to earn money for your work, this presentation is for you! Instructor C. Hope Clark is founder of FundsForWriters.com, a website and family of newsletters that reach 40,000 readers each week. Her specialty is finding grants, contests, markets, freelance gigs, and opportunities for writers who wish to write for more than a pat on the back. Learn how to use contests and magazine income to subsidize a novel. Find residencies, retreats and fellowships to fund time to write. Learn to identify scams and when to self-publish. The class will be held Saturday, September 17 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Campus. Cost is $69.
Writer’s Digest Magazine has recognized FundsForWriters.com as one of its 101 Best Websites for Writers for the past eleven years running. Clark speaks to writing conferences throughout the United States, the most recent being for the Missouri Writers Guild, the Blue Ridge Writer Guild, and the Cape Fear Crime Festival in Wilmington, N.C. Next year, she addresses writers in ten locations, from Mississippi to Illinois, Oklahoma to Pennsylvania. Though known for her nonfiction writing in magazines, websites, and blogs, she acquired an agent and a publishing contract last year, and the first in her Carolina Slade suspense series releases in February 2012.
Putting Your Life on the Lines: Memoir Writing
Your life story doesn’t have to have been overly dramatic in order to write a memoir. And in this class, you’ll recount and record those tales you’ve been telling your family, children and grand-kids for years. Whether you choose to write about a specific experience or cover a number of years, you’ll learn the skills necessary to organize and craft a written legacy for yourself, your family and/or publication. By the end of the six weeks, you’ll have a great start on your memoir in hand. Class will run Mondays, September 19 through October 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Beaufort Campus. Cost is $115.
The Art of the Interview
Whether you’re writing magazine articles, chunks of memoir from your life, an e-book on how to design a website, or a suspense-filled historical novel, insider information and quotes from experts will spice up any story. Learn how to gather this important information through interviews conducted in person, on the phone or via email. This workshop will take place Saturday, September 24, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Beaufort Campus. Cost is $59.
Katherine Tandy Brown will lead both the Memoir Writing course and the Art of the Interview workshop. Brown has been a successful freelance writer for 20 years and has led a wide variety of writing workshops on freelance, travel, memoir and peaceful life writing (based on meditation and recollection). She is also a Coaches Training International writing coach.
To register or for more information on any of these classes, please call 843.525.8205
The Technical College of the Lowcountry is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all qualified applicants for admissions or employment without regard to race, gender, national origin, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, disability, or political affiliation or belief.