Classes

Our classes fill up fast. Seats are first come, first serve. Please contact us to reserve your seat as soon as you know you want to attend.

The registration deadlines are final.

All classes are taught by Lisa, who earned her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Chatham University in Pittsburgh.

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2019 Class List

 

Creative Writing for Beginners – $120 – 4 Weeks: May 10, 17, 24, 31

Fridays from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. We will cover the basics of story: idea generation, creating characters, choosing point of view, conflict, setting, and story structure (beginnings, middles, and ends). REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 3, 2019.

 

Novel Writing Class – $300 – 8 Weeks: June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26

Fridays from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. We will go through the novel writing process: idea generation with a focus on organizing your ideas to get the most out of your writing time, outlining (or pantsing, if that’s your thing) your story to include all the parts readers expect, conflict/plot, subplot, theme, creating your fictional world, scene structure, and novel structure. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2019.

*The basics of story will not be covered during this class. Please consider our beginner class if you feel like you need to brush up on these skills.

 

How to Self-Publish the Correct Way – $79 – 1 Day

One day class. If you want to self-publish your book instead of going with a traditional publisher – this class will help guide you on your journey. The world of self-publishing is saturated with publishers, editors, and pirates. Yep, I said pirates. I could also say: fakes, impersonators, swindlers, and con artists. I want to help you navigate these waters. I’m tired of seeing fledgling authors being taken advantage of by the Red Beards of self-publishing.

May 3, 2019 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm – REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 26, 2019
June 1, 2019 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm – REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 24, 2019
July 13, 2019 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm – REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 5, 2019
August 3, 2019 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 26, 2019

 

Have a class request or need a different day? Email us! Lisa@thepaperbackshack.com