Friday, August 26, 2016

Writing a Short Story for Anthology Call-Out with Louisa Bacio


Start date: September 12, 2016
Price: $30 for non-members  and  $20 for OCC/RWA members 
Registration:  http://occrwa.org/classes/september-online-class/  

About the Class:
Beginning writers are often told to: “Write the story you want to read, not what someone else might want to see.” This class, instead, deals with catering a short story specifically to a publisher’s request for submissions. Regularly, editors and publishers list upcoming anthologies and the types of stories they’re looking to include.

The course will explore current call-outs, and students will be encouraged to write specifically for one anthology and to submit the work at the end of the course. Basic crafting of a short story, such as development, characterization, plot structure & dialogue also will be covered. Since most short stories fall within 2,500 to 5,000 words, we’ll also look at ways to making word choice count and address the editing process.

End Goal: Come prepared to write! Students should write at least one new story during the course and actually send it out for submission. We want to see some publication success with this course.

About the Instructor:
A Southern California native, Louisa Bacio can’t imagine living far away from the ocean. The multi-published author of paranormal and contemporary erotic romance enjoys writing within all realms, and has published more than 40 short stories, novellas and full-length novels with 14 publishers.

Bacio shares her household with a supportive husband, two daughters growing “too fast,” and a multitude pet craziness: Two dogs, five fish tanks, an aviary, hamsters, rabbits and hermit crabs. In her other life, she teaches college classes in English, journalism, and popular culture.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/louisabacio
https://www.facebook.com/Louisabacioauthor/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/louisabacio

This is a 4-week online course that uses email and Yahoo Groups. If you do not have a Yahoo ID you will be prompted to create one when you join the class, but the pro cess is not difficult. The class is open to anyone wishing to participate. The cost is $30.00 per person or, if you are a member of OCCRWA, $20.00 per person.

For more information and to register go to http://occrwa.org/classes/september-online-class/      

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