Wednesday, July 6, 2011

McNeese Leisure Learning - Writing Classes

To the Bayou Writers,
McNeese Leisure Learning offers the following writing courses starting this week:

Query, Synopsis, and Book Proposal Workshop
Instructor: Janice Repka J.D./M.A./M.F.A.

Location: Frasch 106
Date: Thursdays: July 7 & 14
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Cost: $45

Do you want to be a published author? Get guidance on how to write a successful query letter, book synopsis, or book proposal by studying real ones that worked. Then, get personalized feedback and critique on your own query letter, book synopsis, or book proposal. come join us as we explore how the publishing world works and how you can become a part of it.

Writing Your Life Book
Instructor: Janice Repka, J.D./M.A./M.F.A.
Location: Drew 110
Date: Saturdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug. 6
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Cost: $68
Would you like to create a keepsake to preserve all of the wonderful family stories floating around in your head? Participants in this introduction to memoir writing class will take part in exercises and enrichment activities designed to immortalize their life stories on the page. Whether you’d like to create a lasting memory about your life for your children, grandchildren, or for your own reflection, you are welcome to join like-minded writers on this exciting story telling and memory preserving journey. Price includes supplies for creating your Life Book.
Additionally, McNeese Leisure Learning offers over 300 online courses, ;
Offered are many writing courses, such as:
beginning writer’s workshop
beginner’s guide to getting published,
introduction to internet writing markets
write your life story,
writing fiction like a pro,
write and publish your own non-fiction book
advanced fiction writing,
The courses which begin monthly are 6-week courses available online 24-7. New lessons are released each Wednesday and Friday.
The Romance Writing Secrets course will be offered in July and August only. So, if anyone is interested, August will be the last time the course is offered.

Romance Writing Secrets
Learn the secrets of writing romance novels that get publishers excited. Facilitated by a bestselling, multi-published romance author, this course will guide you on your road to writing your first romance and getting it published.

Romance writing is the hottest fiction genre going. From Nora Roberts to Jayne Ann Krentz to Linda Howard, readers gobble up romance novels to the tune of $1.2 billion a year. This course starts with the fundamentals of organizing your book, beginning with the overarching theme, and moves on to the basic elements of good storytelling—character development, structuring your plot, internal and external conflict, and point of view. The class then proceeds to the specifics of romance—the importance of writing emotions, love scenes, witty banter, and romantic imagery. The course concludes with hints and tips on getting published within the romance market.

Students will be exposed to real-life examples from popular romance novels and from the instructor’s 12 years of experience as a published author of 39 romance novels.
6 – week course
Session Start Dates:
July 20
August 17
To register for a Leisure Learning Course.

1. Pay with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover by phone, 475-5616, 475-5130 or 800-622-3352, ext. 5616.
2. Fax Registration Form to 337-475-5172.
3. Mail Registration Form to
MSU Leisure Learning
Box 92375
Lake Charles, LA 70609
4. Pay in person at Smith Hall between 7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

5. Students may register for online classes at
May Poché Gray
Coordinator, Programs & Short Courses
McNeese State University
800-622-3352, ext.5130
Fax: 337-475-5172

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