Craft Classes

Craft Classes

Classes to help you better your writing prowess.

Hollywood Producer Joel Eisenberg's---Genre Writing - How to Sell to Your Niche Market

Instructor: Author and Producer Joel Eisenberg
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM EST PM EST
Date: February 28th, 2017
Location: W.A.N.A. International Virtual Classroom

RECORDING INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE!

Class Description:

Writes do not have to be confined to a single brand or outlet. However, attaining a degree of audience identification is an important step in any writing business. This session will further explore the concept of defining personal and professional branding, the importance of social media, real strategies of building an audience well in advance of your book’s release, and more.

We will also discuss specific sales strategies and identify (and refine) your goals: Are you an independent author, or one who strives to write for the majors? Or both? The end result may be the same, but the roads to get there are quite different.

JOEL'S BIO:

Joel has been writing professionally since 1986 in varied media, starting as a columnist for a series of national professional wrestling and martial arts periodicals, and segueing to independent feature film assignments. Joel has written or co-written several feature films, including the multi-award-winning drama “Out of the Black,” winner of nearly twenty U.S. film festival awards. Joel has written or contributed to several books, including “How to Survive a Day Job" (a motivational tome of celebrity interviews) and "Tales of the Dead." He has successfully marketed various projects to Public Television supporters for millions of dollars in national and local program funding, including “California’s Gold” with Huell Howser, “American Playhouse,” Masterpiece Theater” and “The Puzzle Place.”

In 2004, Joel, a book collector, was hired by a private party to identify, organize and archive a substantial lot of unidentified handwritten materials. These materials were soon verified as original John Steinbeck writings considered “lost” to history, and have been since referred to by a noted historian as “one of the most important literary discoveries of the century.”

In 2005, Joel co-founded All Cities Media, an entertainment-centric networking group hosted by Paramount Studios, Warner Brothers, Sunset-Gower Studios and more.

Joel supports Special Education programs and worked as a teacher for at-risk youth, including gang members, drug abusers and victims of physical abuse, in such avenues as Creative Writing. He is an in-demand speaker who offers his seminars, "How to Network Your Book into a Film or TV Deal" and "Catching the Muse: How to Claim Your Artistic Spirit" to conferences nationwide.

Price: $65.00

Date: February 28, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Producer Joel Eisenberg's---Networking 101 - It's Not Who You Know, But Who Knows You

Instructor: Author and Hollywood Producer Joel Eisenberg
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM CST
Date: March 7th
Location: W.A.N.A. International Virtual Classroom

RECORDING INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE!

Class Description:

For over ten years in Los Angeles, Joel ran an entertainment-centric networking group in an effort to “level the playing field” between filmmakers and finance. His groups were hosted by Paramount Studios, Warner Brothers studios, Sunset-Gower Studios and various law firms also involved in the film and TV businesses.

In this session, Joel will discuss the many lessons he learned from “real world networking,” and how best to adapt these lessons for your own writing career. Writers can and should withhold certain “rights” of exploitation from their work; here we will discuss some legal and contractual issues that may arise when you sign with a publisher, and how to most prudently transform them into lucrative assets for both entities.

A happy publisher can be your best friend. When your publisher is also known by others, as are you, the benefits can be outstanding.

JOEL'S BIO:

Joel Eisenberg is a writer-producer, whose current eight-book fantasy saga with co-author Steve Hillard, "The Chronicles of Ara," was sold to Ovation TV for an 8-hour miniseries. The deal is unique in that the series is published by the independent Incorgnito Press, and is print-on-demand. Joel is represented by CAA.

Upcoming film projects include the Alzheimer's-themed "January Rain," as co-writer and producer, and "Louis vs Schmeling," a boxing biopic to be directed by Bill Duke. Joel is also Executive Producing "Then Again," an "Inside the Actor's Studio"-type talkfest focused on classic television, for Decades Network, a CBS and Weigel Broadcasting station.

For other networks, Joel continues to develop several projects based on various pop-culture brands. "Letters from a Drugstore Cowboy," based on the unpublished writings of James Fogle - the inspiration for the film, "Drugstore Cowboy" - was optioned to FOX Studios in 2013.

In 2010, Joel Executive Produced “April Showers,” a film about the Columbine school shooting scenario, written and directed by a survivor of the tragedy. Following its theatrical and initial DVD platform, “April Showers” was acquired by Warner Brothers for its VOD release. “April Showers” went on to receive a special commendation from the U.S. House of Representatives.

Joel has been writing professionally since 1986 in varied media, starting as a columnist for a series of national professional wrestling and martial arts periodicals, and segueing to independent feature film assignments. Joel has written or co-written several feature films, including the multi-award-winning drama “Out of the Black,” winner of nearly twenty U.S. film festival awards. Joel has written or contributed to several books, including “How to Survive a Day Job" (a motivational tome of celebrity interviews) and "Tales of the Dead." He has successfully marketed various projects to Public Television supporters for millions of dollars in national and local program funding, including “California’s Gold” with Huell Howser, “American Playhouse,” Masterpiece Theater” and “The Puzzle Place.”

In 2004, Joel, a book collector, was hired by a private party to identify, organize and archive a substantial lot of unidentified handwritten materials. These materials were soon verified as original John Steinbeck writings considered “lost” to history, and have been since referred to by a noted historian as “one of the most important literary discoveries of the century.”

In 2005, Joel co-founded All Cities Media, an entertainment-centric networking group hosted by Paramount Studios, Warner Brothers, Sunset-Gower Studios and more.

Joel supports Special Education programs and worked as a teacher for at-risk youth, including gang members, drug abusers and victims of physical abuse, in such avenues as Creative Writing. He is an in-demand speaker who offers his seminars, "How to Network Your Book into a Film or TV Deal" and "Catching the Muse: How to Claim Your Artistic Spirit" to conferences nationwide.

Price: $65.00

Date: March 7, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Producer Joel Eisenberg's---The Writer’s Life: Maximizing Your Writing Business by Speaking, Blogging, Teaching and … Retaining Your Film and TV Rights

Instructor: Author and Hollywood Producer Joel Eisenberg
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM CST
Date: March 14th, 2017
Location: W.A.N.A. International Virtual Classroom

RECORDING INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE!

Class Description:

The above does not say it all. To that list we can add the virtue (and option) of taking on writing assignments between projects and where to find them, the mistake of dismissing “Craigslist” as a potential major source of writing income and still other avenues, including streaming services who are looking for you.

JOEL'S BIO:

Joel Eisenberg is a writer-producer, whose current eight-book fantasy saga with co-author Steve Hillard, "The Chronicles of Ara," was sold to Ovation TV for an 8-hour miniseries. The deal is unique in that the series is published by the independent Incorgnito Press, and is print-on-demand. Joel is represented by CAA.

Upcoming film projects include the Alzheimer's-themed "January Rain," as co-writer and producer, and "Louis vs Schmeling," a boxing biopic to be directed by Bill Duke. Joel is also Executive Producing "Then Again," an "Inside the Actor's Studio"-type talkfest focused on classic television, for Decades Network, a CBS and Weigel Broadcasting station.

For other networks, Joel continues to develop several projects based on various pop-culture brands. "Letters from a Drugstore Cowboy," based on the unpublished writings of James Fogle - the inspiration for the film, "Drugstore Cowboy" - was optioned to FOX Studios in 2013.

In 2010, Joel Executive Produced “April Showers,” a film about the Columbine school shooting scenario, written and directed by a survivor of the tragedy. Following its theatrical and initial DVD platform, “April Showers” was acquired by Warner Brothers for its VOD release. “April Showers” went on to receive a special commendation from the U.S. House of Representatives.

Joel has been writing professionally since 1986 in varied media, starting as a columnist for a series of national professional wrestling and martial arts periodicals, and segueing to independent feature film assignments. Joel has written or co-written several feature films, including the multi-award-winning drama “Out of the Black,” winner of nearly twenty U.S. film festival awards. Joel has written or contributed to several books, including “How to Survive a Day Job" (a motivational tome of celebrity interviews) and "Tales of the Dead." He has successfully marketed various projects to Public Television supporters for millions of dollars in national and local program funding, including “California’s Gold” with Huell Howser, “American Playhouse,” Masterpiece Theater” and “The Puzzle Place.”

In 2004, Joel, a book collector, was hired by a private party to identify, organize and archive a substantial lot of unidentified handwritten materials. These materials were soon verified as original John Steinbeck writings considered “lost” to history, and have been since referred to by a noted historian as “one of the most important literary discoveries of the century.”

In 2005, Joel co-founded All Cities Media, an entertainment-centric networking group hosted by Paramount Studios, Warner Brothers, Sunset-Gower Studios and more.

Joel supports Special Education programs and worked as a teacher for at-risk youth, including gang members, drug abusers and victims of physical abuse, in such avenues as Creative Writing. He is an in-demand speaker who offers his seminars, "How to Network Your Book into a Film or TV Deal" and "Catching the Muse: How to Claim Your Artistic Spirit" to conferences nationwide.

Price: $65.00

Date: March 14, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Hooking the Reader---Your First Five Pages

Instructor: Kristen Lamb
Price: $40.00 USD Bronze Level/$65.00 USD Gold Level/$95.00 USD Platinum Level
Where: WANA Virtual Classroom
When: Saturday March 18th, 2017 3:00 PM E.S.T. to 5:00 PM E.S.T.

Class Description:

The first five pages are the most essential part of the novel, your single most powerful selling tool. It’s how you will hook agents, editors and readers. This class will cover the most common blunders and also teach you how to hook hard and hook early. This class is two hours long, 90 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes for Q&A.

When we query we are LUCKY to get 5 pages. The reason? Any seasoned editor can tell exactly what is wrong (or right) with just a handful of pages. I know I can diagnose virtually every issue with a book in 20 pages or less, which is why I am also offering these upgrades...

Your First Five Pages Gold Level

This includes the webinar and a detailed critique your first five pages.

Your First Five Pages Platinum Level

This includes the webinar and a detailed critique of your first twenty pages.

Price: $40.00

Date: March 18, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Pitch Perfect---How to Write a Query Letter & Synopsis that SELLS

Class Title: Pitch Perfect---How To Write a Query Letter & Synopsis that SELLS
Instructor: Kristen Lamb
Price: $45 USD Standard
Where: W.A.N.A. Digital Classroom
When: Monday March 20th, 2017 7:00 PM E.S.T. to 9:00 P.M. EST

You've written a novel and now are faced with the two most terrifying challenges all writers face. The query and the synopsis.

Query letters can be daunting. How do you sell yourself? Your work? How can you stand apart without including glitter in your letter?

***NOTE: DO NOT PUT GLITTER IN YOUR QUERY.

Good question. We will cover that and more!

But sometimes the query is not enough.

Most writers would rather cut their wrists with a spork than be forced to write the dreaded…synopsis. Yet, this is a valuable skills all writers should learn. Synopses are often requested by agents and editors and it is tough not to feel the need to include every last little detail. Synopses are great for not only keeping your writing on track, but also for pitching your next book and your next to that agent of your choice.

This class will help you learn the fundamentals of writing a query letter and a synopsis. What you must include and what doesn't belong.

So make your writing pitch perfect with these two skills!

 

 

Price: $45.00

Date: March 20, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

 

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