Introduction to Screenwriting for Television or Movies (6 – 7 pm, 10/19/2021)
In this comprehensive session, you will learn about special screenwriting terms and formats for television and the big screen. You will also learn how to plot a story, develop characters, and execute your work in the proper screenwriting format. You will discover the difference between a treatment, a spec script and a shooting script and when to do each. And, you’ll get an inside look into the business of selling your script to agents and producers. The instructor is a journalist, author, screenwriter, agent, publisher, and adjunct online professor of publishing for Harvard. The webinar login information, along with a detailed tutorial to set up your free Zoom account, will be emailed the day before class.
Beginner's Guide to Getting Published (7 – 9 pm, 10/19/2021)
If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or even a novel to a traditional publisher, this comprehensive workshop will guide you to, then past the editor's desk. You will discover how to:
- become a “published” writer overnight
- submit manuscripts the correct way
- find the right publisher for your work
- write irresistible query letters
- determine when and how to get an agent
- 100 ways to make money as a freelance writer
If you really want to succeed, this step-by-step workshop is a must! The webinar login information, along with a detailed tutorial to set up your free Zoom account, will be emailed the day before class.
Explore 50 Different Self-Publishing Options (9 – 10 pm, 10/19/2021)
Self-publishing is all the rage, but is it the best option for YOU? And, can you do both? You will discover the pros and cons of all the self-publishing options, including print-on-demand and e-book publishing, as well as Amazon options. You will leave with a rated description of 50 self-publishing companies. The webinar login information, along with a detailed tutorial to set up your free Zoom account, will be emailed the day before class.
This class is held online by videoconferencing. It is led by an instructor(s) in real-time as an interactive class experience. To attend and participate fully you will need access to a computer or device with video and a microphone, plus high-speed internet connection. Instructions to access the class will be emailed to you by the instructor or staff member before the class begins. Note: part of this class might be recorded, for the students and instructor to use for review only; recordings will be deleted after the end of the quarter.