Private Coaching and Writing Classes Available

Busy schedule? Please contact me if you would like to schedule private coaching sessions or structured private classes. Whether you’re working on a novel, starting a blog, or just want to start writing, I can help you achieve your goals. We can meet in person or online, at your convenience. Topics include, but are not limited…

Word Processing for Writers – Summer 2018

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., 6/6-6/27, LLA 0107 Microsoft Word is the word processing software of choice for most published authors. But preparing your manuscript for publication involves using many Word features that authors need but most office workers don’t use. Styles, table of contents and index creation, font management and sophisticated layout controls are just a…

Short Story Writing Workshop – Summer 2018

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., 7/11-8/1, LLA 0234 Short fiction has become hugely popular, from the standard short story to flash fiction. Whether you want to publish stories or just experiment with this fascinating genre, this workshop is for you. We’ll read and discuss a variety of short works for inspiration and explore the art and elements…

Writing Workshop: Craft Compelling Characters

Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m., 7/17-7/24, LLA 0121 Developing multi-dimensional characters is a key element of successful writing. One method to help writers hone this skill is to cultivate full character profiles and backstories. This background information is invaluable for shaping the character’s role, ensuring credible actions and motives. Students will explore types of character boards, including…

Writing Your Family History or Memoir – Summer 2018

Thursdays, 7/19-8/9, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Writing Your Family History or Memoir (LLI 7021): You have stories. Your family has stories. Some are humorous; some are inspiring; and one or two may just be tall tales. Now is the time to record these stories to pass down to future generations. You may even want to publish a…

Introduction to WordPress

Saturday, 7/21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., LCT 0590 Learn how to create a basic blog and web pages with WordPress.com. Hands-on exercises walk students through using the Dashboard, creating pages, posts, and custom menus along with adding images, links, videos, and a photo gallery. Course also covers moderating comments, creating user accounts, and simple theme changes….