New Fiction Writing Class in #Falmouth! #amwriting Cape Cod
I'm thrilled to be teaching a new "Fiction Writing and Publication" course this spring, back at the Lawrence School in Falmouth. For the last few years, I've taught this popular class for both Cape Cod Community College's Center for Corporate and Professional Education and for the Town of Falmouth's Community School in a number of locations, and I've met so many aspiring authors and hopefully helped them on their writing journey. I've even read some of their finished manuscripts and visited their writing groups, which has been so rewarding. If you're interested in writing a novel, or exploring publishing options, and you're in the Cape Cod area, consider joining us! The press release is below:
Ready to Write That Novel?
A course offered this spring in Falmouth provides instruction on writing fiction and guidance on publishing options.
For many writers, a quote by Nobel Prize-Winning Author Toni Morrison summarizes the beginning of the journey: “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” Many people dream of writing a novel, but aren’t sure how to begin. Even once a manuscript is finished, the choices within the publishing industry seem to grow every day. Literary agents continue to seek clients for the big publishing houses, smaller electronic presses have become a force in the new digital world, and more options than ever exist for those looking to publish independently. Unfortunately, this type of growth has also resulted in many sites looking to take advantage of authors eager to publish and promote their work. The entire process can become overwhelming quickly.
A five-week evening class offered by Falmouth Community School aims to offer guidance to aspiring authors. “Fiction Writing and Publication” will be held at the Lawrence School on Tuesday evenings, May 1st - 29th, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Bestselling author Kathryn Knight will teach the elements of successful fiction writing and outline the various options in the rapidly changing publishing industry. Key concepts such as voice, POV, the hook, Goal-motivation-conflict, and character development will be discussed. Idea inspiration, common pitfalls, and query letters will also be covered. Finally, avenues to publication - from self-publishing to small and digital presses to seeking agent representation - will be explored.
Lawrence School is located at 113 Lakeview Ave. Pre-registration is required; please visit Falmouth Community School online or call 508.548.5739 to register. Cost is $149, no materials or experience needed.