By Marilyn Friedman
I’m glad to see that you survived tax week. Now that you have that fat refund check in your hot, little hands (I hope) it’s time to invest in your writing dreams with terrific classes that could be tax deductible! Also, since you’re done with your returns, it’s time to spend some time writing, so check out your free prompt below and don’t forget to comment on the blog.
This Thursday at Writing Pad, we’re very excited to offer another section of Victor Levin’s (“Mad About You,” “Win A Date With Tad Hamilton”) very popular Trouble and Rapture: Crafting The Studio Rom Com class. If you want to learn how to write realistic relationships and conflict, this is the class for you, even if you aren’t a screenwriter. Vic’s classes will blow your mind.
Also, next Sunday afternoon, you’ll have a chance to workshop a blog entry or concept and learn some innovative blog writing tricks in Getting to “Like”: Crafting A Compelling Blog with successful journalist Tim Grierson. In the evening, you can craft your plan for getting an agent and publishing deal in Get Your Book Published with 3 book deal Harper Collins author Derek Taylor Kent. One of the students who took Derek’s class got inquiries from 10 agents after he took the class!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the “Buy Now” links on my website to sign up before this classes are full.
CLASSES STARTING THIS WEEK/NEXT WEEK
•Trouble and Rapture: Crafting The Studio Romantic Comedy
•Getting to “Like”: Crafting A Compelling Blog
•Get Your Book Published
OTHER CLASSES BY GENRE
Children’s and Young Adult Writing
•From Bedtime Stories To Tales of Teenage Woe: Kids and YA Writing Pt I
•From Bedtime Stories To Tales of Teenage Woe: Kids and YA Writing Pt II
Creative Writing/Multi Genre
•So You Want To Be A Writer (Online and In Person)
•Get It On The Page: A Creative Writing Workshop
•Mini Writing Pad Boot Camp . . . With Dessert (Online)
•And You Thought Your Family Was F@&KEd Up: Developing Compelling Characters From Real Life (Online)
•Storytelling At Light Speed: The Art Of Flash Fiction
•Fiction Bootcamp: Mastering The Art of The Tall Tale
Journalism, Personal Essay and Web Writing
•What’s On Your Mind? Building Your Brand Through Social Media
•You In 1200 Words: Writing and Publishing The Personal Essay
•On The Record: Mastering The Reported Essay
•Me.Com: A Copywriting Ninja Skills Workshop
•Made To Order: Writing A Killer TV Spec Script
•Writing The Happening Scene
•Pet Project: Writing Your Dream Screenplay
Writing Prompt: Make a list of 3-5 items that you ate on a regular basis for lunch as a kid! Pick one or two and add a sensory detail to them (e.g. smell, taste, sound, touch). Now write a story, poem, or scene that includes that lunch item for 10 minutes and post the results in the blog. My childhood lunches typically consisted of peanut butter sandwiches (no Jelly), a Little Debbie Nutty Bar, and a Macintosh apple so that’s what I’ll write about.
What did you eat for lunch as a kid? Post your 10 minute write in the comments of this blog, and you could win a free class!