Stack of books piled up on on the grassIf you’ve ever checked out the other tabs on Lessons from the Cockpit, you may have noticed my writing class titled The Write Motivation. I’ve taught the class twice a year for three years, but this time, I’m joining forces with my great writer friend, Dena Harris, to deliver an enhanced version of the class. Dena and I have always taught separate writing classes, but one day wondered aloud why we’d never taught one together. We immediately recognized it as a good idea and set off to weave the classes together.

Dena is an excellent writer who has penned articles for Writer’s Digest and essays in five separate Chicken Soup for the Soul books. In 2010, Dena’s self-help parody book, Who Moved My Mouse?: A Self-Help Book for Cats (Who Don’t Need Any Help), was published by Random House’s Ten Speed Press division and subsequently translated into six languages. Currently, Dena is at work on her next big book idea.

The Write Motivation begins Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pmTuesday May 15, 2012 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm and runs six weeks. Participants of any writing level are encouraged and will learn:

  • Two distinct writing modes all writers must grasp to become successful
  • How to stay motivated
  • Finding sellable ideas
  • Concepts and techniques to elevate your prose
  • Why too much description short circuits the story
  • How to create satisfying plots
  • Query letter construction
  • Guidelines for submitting your work
  • Contract negotiations
  • The secret language of writers

The course is held at The Creative Center building. For details click here.

And, don’t miss the interview Dena and I gave for the Community Accents radio feature for the Rockingham County Arts Council. Click Write Motivation Interview below to download the podcast.

Class is filling up quickly with only four two one remaining slot. Class is now full so we’ve scheduled a second class from May 15 to June 19, 2012. If you’d like to reserve a spot, please click contact to let us know.



on 2012-03-06 12:41 by Christopher Laney

Class filled up quickly with a growing waiting list so we decided to offer a second spring session. Reserve your spot now.

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