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Noncredit Continuing Education Spring 2015 Courses

NOTE: Room numbers are posted in each building lobby on the day of class.

The Power of Three: Writing, Self-Publishing Fiction, and Marketing Fiction

Self-Publishing Fiction
Third of the three-part series The Power of Three: Writing, Self-Publishing Fiction and Marketing Your Fiction. $129  (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 6:30pm-8:30pm, Apr 15-May 20
    XI-219 6931   #6006 Centennial High School

Looking to create buzz for your newly published novel or backlist? Award-winning romantic suspense author P.J. O'Dwyer will guide you through the steps of marketing your novel. You will learn the tried-and-true marketing strategies for the launch of your book. These include helping you devise a well-designed blog tour, a traditional book tour and ways to maximize your marketing dollars while having fun creating your own book-launching party. Marketing is ongoing. P.J. will offer you a toolbox that will help generate more traffic to your website using social media and email blasts. Learn to hold your fans' interest weekly, if not daily, through blogging. Develop meaningful posts that are timely, create interest and offer helpful information that will allow you to become your fans' trusted source in your genre. 1.5 CEUs.

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Unleash Your Poetic Potential
"Write your sorrows, your wishes, your passing thoughts, your belief in anything beautiful." (from Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke). Are you an aspiring poet who needs a jumpstart? Are you a serious writer who wants the stimulation of other poetry seekers? This course is for writers of all levels who wish to develop their poetic skills. Using various themes, students will use prompts and related readings of established poets to create their own poems. Technique and craft will be developed as you write and share (should you wish) with other authors. Instructor Shirley Brewer is a published poet, educator and workshop facilitator. Please bring a small object that has special meaning for you to the first class. $89** (includes $45 in fees*)
Sat 9:30am-12pm, Apr 18-May 2
   XE-124 6964   #9749 Gateway Campus

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*Fees not eligible for waiver.
**Neither XE courses nor their fees are eligible for waiver.




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