The Classes I Teach

I often write about the classes and webinars that I take. I don’t write nearly as often about the three classes I teach through WOW! Women on Writing. Read on to find out more.

Pitching, Querying and Submitting Your Work

Whether you write essays, short stories or novels, sending your work to an agent, editor or publisher is a daunting task. This course will teach you to assemble submission basics including a pitch and a query letter. These tools will enable you to get your work in front of industry professionals. We will also discuss how to find markets and how to manage rejection.

This is the least specific class I teach in that it is suitable for novelists, nonfiction writers, poets, and those who write for children.

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Research: Prepping to Write Nonfiction for Children and Young Adults

Nonfiction for children and teens lines the bookshelves of libraries and bookstores, fills magazines and e-zines and is used in classrooms around the world. The first step in taking your place in this market is learning to do the research. That may sound relatively simple, but done right it includes researching markets and possible topics as well as locating accurate source materials. This course will help you develop the skills you need to take on these tasks with confidence.

If you are interested in writing adult nonfiction, this class would be helpful but I know a lot less about adult nonfiction than I do nonfiction for the juvenile markets. That said, I love doing research of all kinds and end up learning about a wide range of topics from my students.

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Writing Nonfiction for Children and Young Adults

Biographies, science, history, how-to, and more. Nonfiction is published in book form, online and in both magazines and e-zines. Not only do teachers and school librarians seek nonfiction for their students, children and teens read it for fun. In this course, you will learn how to organize your material, write and revise not only the manuscript you workshop in class but future projects as well.

This class is my sweet spot. All of my books thus far are nonfiction. I love finding engaging ways to bring nonfiction to young readers.

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Let me know if you have any questions!