No matter where we are in our careers as writers, we can always benefit from continued education. If we’re relatively new to the game, it can provide us with the tools we need to establish ourselves in the field. If we’re experienced, it gets us out of our comfort zone and forces us to approach our craft and business from a different perspective. There are a wealth of worthwhile courses available online – including several fantastic workshops being offered through RWA San Diego!
In July, we’re offering two separate courses: one focusing on craft, and one focusing on the business end of things.
A crucial element of drawing your readers into your story is by making sure you develop a universe in which they can lose themselves. It has to feel real, without getting bogged down in extraneous details. Challenging, right? Well, we’re offering a workshop to help you develop the skills for building believable fictional worlds, by applying the techniques used by developers of games and video games. The Geeks and Gamers’ Guide to World-Building will be taught by Eilis Flynn, who’s written a number of romantic fantasies, futuristics, and comic books. This unique class begins on July 6th, so hurry up and reserve your spot today!
Are you eager to become a member of PAN? Have you considered self-publishing your work, but don’t know where to start? Then sign up for Self-Publish Your Way to PAN, with successful indie author Morgan Hannah MacDonald. You’ll learn everything from how to prepare your finished product for publication, to where to sell it, and the best methods for marketing it once it’s out there. Hurry: today’s the last day to sign up!
If you’re unable to attend the July workshops, keep in mind we offer them year-round. In the coming months, we’ll feature classes on self-editing, marketing, and web design. Keep checking back on our blog for updates. You won’t want to miss them!