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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

HHRW Campus July Workshops

Contests: The Basics
Instructor: Alexa Bourne
Dates: July 5, 201--July 29, 2011


Registration Deadline: July 4, 2011
Fee: $10/HHRW members, $20/others
Click HERE for Registration Form
FMI: HHRW Campus Coordinator: classes@heartsthroughhistory.com  

Class Description:

With so many writing contests out there and so many details to consider, it's easy for a writer to be overwhelmed! Contests: The Basics will take students through the contest process, step-by-step---from choosing a contest, to preparing the entry, from dealing with the emotional aspects of "contesting" to deciphering the results. Students will leave class with a better understanding of the process and with a list of resources for making the most out of their contest experiences.


Bio:


Alexa Bourne is a teacher by day and a romantic suspense writer by nights, weekends and all school holidays. When not traveling around the world or crafting thrilling romantic suspense stories, she spends her time reading, watching brainless TV and thinking about exercising. She has a Bachelor's in English Literature and a Master's in Education. She has finaled in or won 21 RWA contests with 7 manuscripts. (Most of those contests focused on the 1st few pages or the 1st chapter.) To learn more about her, visit http://www.alexabourne.com/.


Format: Course is conducted via Yahoo Groups email with lessons and Q & A.
For additional information, contact the Campus Coordinator.

Click HERE to register for this class.

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Steampunk From Aether to Zeppelin
Instructor: Susan Lazear
Dates: July 5, 2011 -- July 29, 2011


Registration Deadline: July 4, 2011
Fee: $10/HHRW members, $20/others
Click HERE for Registration Form
FMI: HHRW Campus Coordinator: classes@heartsthroughhistory.com  




Class Description:


Are you still trying to figure out Steampunk? Do you have an idea for a Steampunk story but aren't sure what to start? Are you in the middle of a Steampunk manuscript and need a little help? Whether you just want to learn what all the buzz is about or have specific spots you need to work on, "Writing Steampunk from Aether to Zeppelin" can help. Grab your brass goggles and parasols join us while we learn about steampunk and the mechanics of a steampunk story.


Topics covered include: What is Steampunk, Steampunk Subgenres, Worldbuilding and Ideology, elements of a Steampunk novel, Steampunk characters and archetypes, science and technology, the roles of women, the darker side of Steampunk, steampunk across the genres, steampunk beyond the written word, and additional resources. All genres from kidlit to Steamypunk and all levels of knowledge and manuscript development are welcome.


Bio:


Suzanne Lazear writes steampunk tales for teens. Her YA steampunk dark fairytale "Innocent Darkness" will be released from Flux in 2012. Also known as "Lolita Suzanne" she's part of the popular steampunk group blog "Steamed!" She's been known to run with bustles, play with swords, and covet tiaras made of clockhands.



Format: Course is conducted via Yahoo Groups email with lessons and Q&A


For additional information, contact the Campus Coordinator.

Click HERE to register for this class.

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