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You can convey a world on the written page. Boost the impact of your words. Each April, the TMCC Writers' Conference is held.
 
Discover how the literary business works so you can better achieve your writing goals. Join Sheree Bykofsky, literary agent and bestselling author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Published, for her one-of-a-kind intensive pitch workshop where you’ll delve into the publishing universe with topics crucial to your success. Find out what's hot right now in fiction and nonfiction. Understand the difference between a query letter, pitch and proposal. Discover how to develop ideas with true commercial potential and learn how to write a query that really sells. In addition, discuss how to locate and work with the right agent and what’s realistic to expect in a first-book contract. As a bonus, Sheree will critique your query to make it stronger. Register today: The first two people to register will receive an autographed copy of her book. There will be an hour lunch break.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; starting 9/5/2017, ending 9/5/2017

Tuition: $99.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Sheree Bykofsky 

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You never know when a storytelling moment will present itself, from a eulogy or a campfire tale to a business presentation. Learn from a master storyteller how to educate, entertain and even inspire people using suspense, dialogue, delayed information and twist endings. Discover how to use facial expressions, sounds that aren't words and even silence to draw listeners into your tale. Test your new skills by telling your story in class.

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 9/15/2017, ending 9/22/2017

Tuition: $59.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Frank Mullen 

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Get your creative juices running whether you want to write a book, an article or a short story. Explore ideas and various ways of expressing yourself under the guidance of a published author. Find out how to tap into stories bottled up inside of you. Learn to apply the craft of writing to make your work publishable. Enjoy this supportive atmosphere packed with tons of information and humor.

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 10/2/2017, ending 10/23/2017

Tuition: $79.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Virginia Castleman 



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Explore vital ingredients to crafting a gripping mystery from dreaming up a high-concept story to building a riveting climax. With the assistance of a successful author, learn how to create compelling, memorable characters, nail-biting action sequences and believable dialogue. Gain the knowledge you'll need to enjoy writing an exciting story.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM; starting 10/21/2017, ending 10/21/2017

Tuition: $59.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Todd Borg 



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Compose short stories and get your creative juices flowing. In this supportive and inspirational atmosphere, learn the techniques for writing short stories, setting goals, receiving constructive feedback and gaining motivation to move forward with your craft.

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 10/30/2017, ending 11/20/2017

Tuition: $79.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Virginia Castleman 



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Discover how to supplement your income through writing articles for publications. Learn how to target and approach magazines, outline your article, conduct interviews and meet deadlines. Discuss common mistakes, style guides and market guides. Find out about the advantages of national versus regional and local publications. Through writing exercises, strengthen your craft and boost your writing confidence.

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 10/30/2017, ending 10/30/2017

Tuition: $39.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Jennifer Baumer 



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