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WRITING WORKSHOP Robrt Pela: "You Ought to Write a Book!" 6-7:30PM TUESDAYS, OCTOBER 17 THROUGH DECEMBER 12
Journalist and book editor Robrt Pela leads an eight-week writing workshop for first-time authors.
So You Want to Write a Book is aimed at the first-time author who has a story to tell but doesn’t know where to begin. Workshop participants will learn the difference between traditional publishing and self-publishing and the advantages of each. They’ll explore what’s behind their desire to write, refine their story idea, and learn about the importance of a story arc. They’ll become conversant in the basics of outlining their story and the importance of keeping a writing deadline. They’ll also learn writing tricks, like how to bust through “writer’s block,” as well as the importance of writers’ groups and early readers. Participants will also learn how to sell their book once it’s done: How to write a book proposal; how to shop for a literary agent or a traditional publisher, or whether to self-publish their book instead.
Cost: $200 per person, for eight (8) sessions.
Please have paper and pen or an electronic device to write on.
Refunds will not be issued within one day of the event.
6-7:30pm Tuesdays, October 17 and 24
6-7:30pm Tuesdays, November 7, 14, 21, and 28
6-7:30pm Tuesdays, December 5 and 12
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Robrt Pela is a career journalist who’s written for magazines and newspapers both local and national. Pela spent 30 years as a columnist at Phoenix New Times; was an editor at Phoenix Home and Garden; and is writing now for Phoenix Magazine. He has been a staff writer at national magazines including The Advocate, Psychology Today, and Men’s Health, and for nearly three decades has been a correspondent at the National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ. His published books include Filthy: The Weird World of John Waters. He works as a full-time books editor based in Phoenix, Arizona.