Saturday, November 8; 9:00am - 12:00
Writing the Bucket List Novel
Instructor: Lauren Carr
Is "Write a Book" one of the things on your bucket list—that list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket? Got a story in your head that you've always wanted to write? Thought about writing the great American novel? Or just a memoir to pass to your grandchildren?
If you've got to "write a book" on your bucket list, this is the class to get you started. Best-selling author Lauren Carr will share her experience in writing and publishing to get you started on your story. In this three-hour workshop, Lauren will pass on the secrets that most professional authors had to learn the hard way about how to check "Write a Book" off that list. Among the secrets she will divulge:
• Where and How to Get Started on Your Book
• Making Time for Writing
• Identifying Time-Thieves
• Getting Past the 40-Page Block
• The Secret Behind Getting Over Writer's Block
Supplies: Pad, pencil. Laptop if you have one.
Lauren Carr is the best-selling author of the Mac Faraday Mysteries, which take place in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. The eight installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series, A Wedding and a Killing made Amazon’s top-100 in police procedurals and cozy mysteries in pre-orders, before its release on September 13.
The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, editor, cover and layout designer, and marketing agent for independent authors. This year, several books, over a variety of genre, written by independent authors will be released through the management of Acorn Book Services, which is currently accepting submissions. Visit Acorn Book Services website for more information.
Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She also passes on what she has learned in her years of writing and publishing by conducting workshops and teaching in community education classes.
Tuition $45 (Pre-Registration Required)
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Holiday schedule: Classes will be held on federal or state holidays (President's Day, election day, etc.) if that is a normally scheduled day. Class will not be held on Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, or during the last 2 weeks of December.
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· Withdrawal after first class session: no refund unless there are special circumstances, i.e. a medical or family emergency. A fee of 20% of the original amount will be deducted and the remaining amount is pro-rated by number of classes already held.
· Withdrawal less than four days prior to first session: refund of fee paid less 20% service charge.
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