Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day are super special this year because they fall so close together. So why not treat yourself to some affordable intensive writing classes and supercharge your writing career for 2019! All the details are here: https://sfwriters.org/master-classes/
The San Francisco Writers Foundation is offering eleven 3-hour writing classes at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco taught by top professionals who have been brought in to speak at the San Francisco Writers Conference that weekend. You do not have to attend the conference to take advantage of these amazing classes, taught by writing pros from around the country.
Thursday evening from 6:30-9:30 p.m. you can learn about one of these topics:
Your Author Platform: 10 Ways to Leverage Authority Marketing to Grow a Meaningful Brand from the founder of Zilker Media in Austin, Texas: Rusty Shelton. Rusty is a ninja with marketing, having helped bestselling authors and companies develop and market their brand. Invaluable advice and a very popular Master Class.
The Hero’s Journey: A Practical Guide to the Three-Act Story from EJ DeBrun, an animator and Hollywood storyteller from Marin County who spins the Hero’s Journey like no other.
Creating Quality Nonfiction Book Proposals and Query Letters taught by jokingly self-described “literary gigolo, literary agent Andy Ross from Oakland. If you’ve got a nonfiction book idea, Andy will help you form it and sell it.
Today’s Key Book Publishing Paths: What’s New, What’s Old, and What’s Right for You? By publishing guru Jane Friedman. This is Jane’s only appearance in San Francisco and she has much wisdom to share. Come hear from a teacher who advises NY publishers!
Then on Monday, 2/18, the Presidents’ Day holiday, we have four Master Classes in the morning from 9-noon and three in the afternoon from 2:00-5:00 pm, including:
Sales for Those Who’d Rather Join Witness Protection with social media Jedi Kristen Lamb from Dallas, founder of WANATribe, the social network for creatives.
Mastering the 10 Key Scenes that Frame Up Your Novel with C.S. Lakin from south of San Jose—a must-have class if you want to understand the foundation of your fiction.
Craft Compelling Characters: Tips for Writing and Editing with Beth Barany from the East Bay. If you need to really understand your characters, Beth will teach you how.
Your Nonfiction Book Publishing Plan: Traditional vs. Self-Publishing and How to Successfully Navigate Both Options with Stephanie Chandler from near Sacramento. Stephanie runs the Nonfiction Writers Conference every year and is the author of nine books.
The Art of Branding: When Your NAME Alone Can Sell with that publishing Jedi I mentioned earlier, Kristen Lamb. This one’s about branding—her specialty. Sure to be fun!
Mastering Memoir: The Art of Weaving Truth and Craft with master memoirist Linda Joy Myers. This class will fill up fast, so reserve your space today!
No More Starving Authors: How to Make More Money from your Writing with the legendary “Intrigue Expert” and TEDx speaker Sam Horn. This woman is a powerhouse. She comes to us from Colorado. And you’d be doing yourself a huge favor if you signed up for her unique and amazing class.
So there you have it. All classes range from $99 to $129, so they are affordable as well as a valuable investment in yourself as a writer.
Find out many more details about the classes and the instructors here! And again, there is no obligation to attend the San Francisco Writers Conference to take advantage of these mighty masters.