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January 2015
$55/members; $65/nonmembers

What Kind of Kids’ Writer Am I? class begins at GrubStreet

January 30 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
GrubStreet,
162 Boylston St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116 United States
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If you have ever wondered where your story(ies) really fit in the world of children’s literature, this seminar is just for you! Led by author Beth Raisner Glass, this seminar will finally help you determine what kind of children’s book you want to write (or have written) from picture books to YA. The class will be both lecture and experiential. You will leave with many handouts to hone your craft and an opportunity to share your work with the instructor…

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$110/members; $130/nonmembers

Young Adult Writing: Finding and Developing Your Ideas class at GrubStreet

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
GrubStreet,
162 Boylston St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116 United States
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The Young Adult literature category is a hot market. So where can you get ideas for YA stories? This six-hour generative seminar for beginners to experienced writers of YA fiction will introduce techniques for gathering YA story ideas and developing them into creative works of powerful fiction. We’ll first zoom in specifically on situations as YA story seeds, and with situation plotting exercises, we’ll brainstorm, write, and discuss our plot ideas. We’ll then work with other categories of seeds such…

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$20/members:; $30/nonmembers

Thinking Outside the Box to Market Your Book with Jen Malone at The Writers’ Loft

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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Prior to her writing career, author Jen Malone was the New England Head of Publicity and Promotions for 20th Century Fox and Miramax Films. As it turns out, creating awareness of a movie title is much the same as marketing a new book. In this two-hour workshop, we’ll discuss both inside and outside-the-box strategies authors can employ to get their title noticed in a cluttered marketspace. We’ll examine why the target audience influences most of the marketing decisions and unique…

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