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Have You Always Wanted to Write But Just Didn't Know Where to Start?

Have you always wanted to write but just didn't know where to start? You're not alone. Whether it's writing a family history or a book (fiction or nonfiction,) the basics of good writing are all the same. And, that's where I come into play.

The beauty of living in this day and age of technology is how far we are able to reach out to help others. As a new author in 2004, I was at a loss on how to proceed. I wanted to take writing courses, design a website, get a blog going (and I have Tristi Pinkston to thank for that,) learn how to brand and market myself ... a variety of areas which would improve my skills. Sadly, the money situation was such that I couldn't afford to do any of these things, except attend the best writers conference in the nation once a year. (LDStorymakers Writers Conference)

So I've spent ten years learning and mastering every one of these things. Cognizant of the economy and obstacles that face many people now, I'm delighted to announce a concentrated six-week writing course taught exclusively through Email and Google+ Hangout.

Over the course of the six weeks you'll learn the basics of writing a novel, be it fiction or nonfiction:

Nuts & Bolts of Writing

     Week 1: Outlining & Research
     Week 2: Structure of a Novel
     Week 3: Point of View and Active vs. Passive Voice
     Week 4: Dialogue
     Week 5: Exposition vs. Narrative
     Week 6: Adding Dimension to Your Writing

This course begins Monday, 17 September 2012. All payments must be received, and spots reserved, by midnight on Saturday, 15 September 2012.

It will be taught exclusively through Email and Google+ Hangout, and will be a six week course. Each Monday morning, beginning on the 17th, you'll receive a lesson via Email, homework will be due on Friday by 5:00 p.m. MST. 

We'll hold a Google+ Hangout each Monday at 5:00 p.m. MST to discuss the lesson. This is when we'll clarify the lesson, answer any questions, and solidify the principle being taught. 

At the conclusion of the six weeks, if you've been diligent, you should be halfway through your book.


Of the writing and author courses I teach, attendees have said:
"I highly recommend Candace Salima's workshops and classes. I had no idea where to begin. I've had a lot of ideas the last two years, but no idea how to begin. She teaches you and guides you through the process. She is a professional and a valuable resource. You want to learn to put a book together and get it published, take her classes. You'll love it!" -- Traci S.
"Wow! What an awesome day of author training. I am feeling more comfortable with the process and feeling confident. Thank you, Candace! This opportunity was provident." -- Suzanne M.
It's possible for me to teach a variety of courses on everything I've learned in a variety of ways. Other avenues are:

First: Writing Seminar

I just concluded one of those and it was fabulous. The students were anxious to learn and we had a great time getting to know one another and honing our writing skills. This is a one day, eight-hour, scenario that will only take place 3 or 4 times a year.


This avenue provides for each student to work with me exclusively in a writing course tailored specifically to their needs. We use Email and Google+ Hangout in order to accomplish this.


Copyright 2012. All rights reserved by Candace E. Salima.
Have You Always Wanted to Write But Just Didn't Know Where to Start? Have You Always Wanted to Write But Just Didn't Know Where to Start? Reviewed by Candace Salima on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 Rating: 5