Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Writer's Digest University course by K.M. Weiland

Just in case you didn't know, AC's one-time contributor K.M. (Katie) Weiland's book Outlining Your Novel: Map your way to success is now a course for the Writer's Digest University!

Katie's book takes you through the details of plotting your work, but allows you to determine how much or little of her suggestions to tailor to your own style. The book is great, but the wonder of the course is having the opportunity to actually interact and learn first-hand.

Seating is limited, so act soon! If you're serious about your writing career, if you want to begin looking at yourself as a professional writer who knows the craft, you'll look into this ~~~

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Sign up for the Outlining Your Novel Workshop
Dear Wordplayers,
The Outlining Your Novel workshop is now up and running on the Writer's Digest University site. Only 15 "seats" open for this first session (running October 18-December 13), so grab 'em while they're hot!
About the Workshop
Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success by K.M. Weiland
Writers often look upon outlines with fear and trembling. But when properly understood and correctly used, the outline is one of the most powerful weapons in a writer’s arsenal. With the help of the book Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success by K.M. Weiland, you will learn how to choose the right type of outline for you, brainstorm plot ideas, and discover your characters.

Required Book: Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success by K.M. Weiland
Workshop Length: 8 weeks
Tuition: $376.00 ($338.40 for VIP)
Course Structure:
This workshop will consist of eight one-week sessions. Each session will include an online lecture, along with various reading assignments, research projects, and a writing assignment that will be submitted to the instructor for private review. Student work will also be posted for group review and feedback. Throughout the workshop you will be able to participate in asynchronous lecture discussion and you’re encouraged to take advantage of ongoing informal discussions and posted self-directed writing exercises.
In this online writing course you will learn:
  • How to structure your novel’s scenes
  • How to create, format, and use an outline to write a novel
  • The benefits of outlining
  • The common misconceptions of outlining
Who should take this course:
  • First-time novelists who have never created a novel outline before
  • Fiction writers who want to know what type of outline works best for their individual style
  • Beginner writers who are interested in using an outline to develop their plotlines, characters, or overall story
Happy writing!
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