Course: How To Get Them Talking - Learn To Interview Like A Journalist
Instructor Name(s): Lisa Hall-Wilson
Cost: $35.00 USD
When: Saturday, January 25, 2013, 11:00AM - 12:10PM NY Time
Where: WANA Virtual Classroom
Description: Whether you're writing fiction, non-fiction, articles, or blogging, take your writing to the next level by interviewing experts, professionals, or people who have already been there and done that. Learn from a journalist on how to get the interview, craft questions, get a source talking, how to ask the hard questions without offending, and best practices.
What Others Have Said:
"Lisa was warm, friendly, and very knowledgeable. I appreciated the stories she shared about various interviews she conducted and the lessons I could apply to my own experiences. I also appreciated her time and willingness to answer any of my own questions and the ideas and resources she provided me. At the end of this workshop, I felt like I had some insider tips I could use to begin my own journey. At the conclusion of our time together, I felt empowered to begin the journey of telling people's stories." ~Marian Shehata
Lisa Hall-Wilson is an award-winning journalist and freelance writer who's published nearly 100 articles for the Canadian market. She's interviewed best-selling authors, JUNO-winning musicians, comedians, drug addicts, former prostitutes, police officers, firefighters, pastors, and people with a great story to tell.
The live webinar will be recorded and available for two months beyond the close of registration, so even if you can't make it you can still listen later at your convenience. A PDF of the slide presentation will also be made available.
Class Title: Going Pro--So You Want to Be an Author (Craft Edition)
Instructor(s): Kristen Lamb Price(s): $50.00 USD Where: WANA Virtual Classroom When: Wednesday September 3rd from 7 - 9PM NY Time (US Eastern)
We're in a wonderful time to be an author, but a challenging one as well. Discoverability is nothing short of a nightmare. As marketing and advertising lose power, the best way to write full-time and earn a living wage is to write EXCELLENT books that generate rave reviews and word-of-mouth buzz.
We also need to MULTIPLE books, regardless of the publishing path we choose. Compounded sales is critical.
This class will cover the basics of writing fiction. What are the most common newbie blunders? What are some techniques that can take writing from mediocre to magnificent?
What is POV? Which one is right for you, your work and voice? What are genre conventions? Why is genre important? How does genre impact sales?
How do we keep readers turning pages and hungry for the next book and the next?
If you are new to writing, considering transitioning from hobbyist to professional, or simply want to up your game, this class is the answer.