Revision: Getting from the first draft to story that’s ready to submit for publication.  Cost - $125 (Click on image to register) Instructor - Heather Marshall   Dates - Sundays, Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4   Time - 2 to 4 PM  Location - Joe’s Place, 2 Williams St., Greenville, SC 29601 Class description: You’ve heeded all the writerly advice to ‘just write’. You have several stories, or a memoir, or a novel (or two) drafted. Perhaps you’ve submitted them. And received a rejection email, or fifty. You suspect your story could be better, but you’re not quite sure how to accomplish that. In this workshop, we’ll spend the beginning of each session exploring approaches to revision—choices we make with regards to time, scene and summary, language—and then workshop. By the end of the four weeks, participants will have a keener eye for their own writing and an understanding of what’s working in the draft that they bring, and what they might try give the work a better chance at publication. Heather Marshall is an author and teacher who lives in Greenville. Her novel, The Thorn Tree (MP Publishing) released in July, 2014.  Most recently, her work has been anthologized in Scotland, in Words from and Island, Vol II., and in the US in Quarried: Three Decades of Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel. Heather is currently at work on a novel that explores identity and the hidden stories of women.  

Revision: Getting from the first draft to story that’s ready to submit for publication.  Cost - $125 (Click on image to register)

Instructor - Heather Marshall   Dates - Sundays, Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4   Time - 2 to 4 PM  Location - Joe’s Place, 2 Williams St., Greenville, SC 29601

Class description: You’ve heeded all the writerly advice to ‘just write’. You have several stories, or a memoir, or a novel (or two) drafted. Perhaps you’ve submitted them. And received a rejection email, or fifty. You suspect your story could be better, but you’re not quite sure how to accomplish that.

In this workshop, we’ll spend the beginning of each session exploring approaches to revision—choices we make with regards to time, scene and summary, language—and then workshop. By the end of the four weeks, participants will have a keener eye for their own writing and an understanding of what’s working in the draft that they bring, and what they might try give the work a better chance at publication.

Heather Marshall is an author and teacher who lives in Greenville. Her novel, The Thorn Tree (MP Publishing) released in July, 2014.  Most recently, her work has been anthologized in Scotland, in Words from and Island, Vol II., and in the US in Quarried: Three Decades of Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel. Heather is currently at work on a novel that explores identity and the hidden stories of women.

 

Magazine Writing                                                                                                              Cost - $100 (Click on image to register) Instructor - John Jeter, Dates - Tuesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27   Time - 6:30 to 7:30  PM  Location - Joe’s Place, 2 Williams St., Greenville, SC 29601 Class Description: Week 1 - What's a Magazine article? How's it structured, what's included? What makes it different from a blog or newspaper/online feature-length (long-form) story? What are some types (genres) of Magazine pieces? Week 2 - Starting a Magazine piece from scratch -- from idea to completion ... based on an editor's assignment or a self-generated pitch. Week 3 - Looking into markets, how to pitch to an editor, and establishing relationships with editors. Week 4 -Polishing/revising/editing and completing and preparing to send out a publishable Magazine story. Local legend John Jeter is the author of three books, a musical and a play — and has worked as a copy editor and assistant city editor at two major metropolitan daily newspapers. He writes for various magazines and marketing companies and is currently a contract stringer for The New York Times. John earned his master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. He teaches at Converse College and is proud to report one of his students just got her first byline in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal! Oh, and … John appeared, once, on the Oprah Show.

Magazine Writing                                                                                                              Cost - $100 (Click on image to register)

Instructor - John Jeter, Dates - Tuesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27   Time - 6:30 to 7:30  PM  Location - Joe’s Place, 2 Williams St., Greenville, SC 29601

Class Description: Week 1 - What's a Magazine article? How's it structured, what's included? What makes it different from a blog or newspaper/online feature-length (long-form) story? What are some types (genres) of Magazine pieces? Week 2 - Starting a Magazine piece from scratch -- from idea to completion ... based on an editor's assignment or a self-generated pitch. Week 3 - Looking into markets, how to pitch to an editor, and establishing relationships with editors. Week 4 -Polishing/revising/editing and completing and preparing to send out a publishable Magazine story.

Local legend John Jeter is the author of three books, a musical and a play — and has worked as a copy editor and assistant city editor at two major metropolitan daily newspapers. He writes for various magazines and marketing companies and is currently a contract stringer for The New York Times.

John earned his master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. He teaches at Converse College and is proud to report one of his students just got her first byline in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal! Oh, and … John appeared, once, on the Oprah Show.