I am delighted to teach with The Writers Circle, offering in-person classes in several locations in northern NJ. Fall 2016 sessions for adults are now open for registration.
Submission Strategies. (South Orange location - 9 weeks)
Learn how to develop a thriving practice of submitting work to mainstream media and literary venues, print and online. This workshop will demystify the submission process and break it down into sensible steps and smart strategy. We'll discuss how to use resources to choose target venues, decide when and what to send out, track results, understand submission guidelines, use online submissions management systems, interpret rejections, and more. Though mostly intended for those submitting short pieces (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry), we will also address submissions to agents and book publishers. By the end of the workshop, you'll have a plan, will have made a few submissions and hopefully have feedback to share.. Nine Thursday evenings in South Orange, 9/17 - 12/17 (skips 11/10 & 11/24). Details here (scroll down right hand column).
Where Do I Begin? (Montclair location - 9 weeks)
If you ever suspected that there might be a writer lurking under the skin, or perhaps harbored a secret notebook of half-started stories, this is the class for you. In this workshop you'll find your way first by releasing the writer within through creative prompts to get the words flowing, and then by discovering the elements of all good stories, including character, conflict, action, setting and more. For anyone who longs to write but doesn't know where to start, and for writers who have dabbled but lost their way. WARNING: this workshop just might seduce you into a life-long love affair with writing! Nine Wednesday mornings in Montclair, 9/17 - 12/17 (skips 10/12 & 11/23). Details here (scroll down center column.
Adult Writers Circle Workshop (Summit location - 9 weeks)
A supportive environment where writers working in any genre or form work freely on various forms and genres, exploring projects developed on their own. Craft issues like structure, point-of-view, character development, pace, and style are addressed, as is the ever-changing publishing marketplace. With great respect for each writer, our workshops take on a life of their own as writers learn to trust each other for ongoing peer critique and inspiration as they move toward completion of work and eventual publication. Nine Monday mornings in Summit, 9/17 - 12/17 (skips 10/3 & 11/21). Details here (top of center column).
Be sure to visit The Writers Circle site to see the full schedule of classes and workshops--weekdays, evenings, and weekends--for adults, teens, and children in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, novel writing, screenwriting, young adult fiction, memoir, book proposals, comic/graphic novels, writing fundamentals, the short story, and more. Also, check out the on-going Speakers Series.
Questions? Email me: LisaRomeoWrites at gmail dot com