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UPCOMING COURSES & WORKSHOPS: Fall 2019

Freelance Pitching How-To: Porch Writers' Collective
$58
(register
Saturday | Sept 7
2 - 5 p.m.
Porch HQ
2811 Dogwood Pl.
Nashville, TN 37204

Maybe your brain is brimming with article and essay topics but you don’t know where to start when it comes to getting your work published. This workshop covers how to find publications that accept pitches, the ins and outs of polishing story ideas, how to craft a pitch email tailored to a specific publication, pitch etiquette, pitch management techniques, and what happens when your pitch is accepted.

Intro to Tech Tools & Apps for Writers
FREE
Wednesday | Oct 2
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Nashville Public Library — Inglewood Branch
4312 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216

Writers, are you curious about using programs like Scrivener, Ulysses, Bibisco, Manuskript, etc., and other tech tools, open-source options, and apps for writing? Maybe you’re not sure of the benefits, where to begin, or even what’s available. Take our introduction to tools and apps. We’ll cover the basics on how tech can aid creativity, productivity, and organization for writing of all genres.

Query Letters 101
FREE
Tuesday | Oct 15
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Nashville Public Library — Bellevue Branch
710 Baugh Rd, Bellevue, TN 37221

If you’re seeking an agent for your manuscript or book proposal, the query letter is your tool. This workshop incorporates the nuts and bolts of the query letter and covers agent-seeking strategies.

Intro to Tech Tools & Apps for Writers
FREE
Saturday | Oct 19
3 - 4 p.m.
Nashville Public Library — Richland Park Branch
4711 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209

Writers, are you curious about using programs like Scrivener, Ulysses, Bibisco, Manuskript, etc., and other tech tools, open-source options, and apps for writing? Maybe you’re not sure of the benefits, where to begin, or even what’s available. Take our introduction to tools and apps. We’ll cover the basics on how tech can aid creativity, productivity, and organization for writing of all genres.

Breaking Bad: Why Characters Need to Behave Badly for Good Writing
$58
(register
Saturday | Oct 26
2 - 5 p.m.
Porch HQ
2811 Dogwood Pl.
Nashville, TN 37204

No, your characters don’t have to be murderers or bank robbers (although they can be) to make your writing interesting. But they do need to be human (unless, of course, they’re zombies), and that means they need to have flaws. In this class, we’ll take a look at some subtle and not-so-subtle character flaws/behaviors and how they enhance character development, aid plot, and make our writing relatable. We’ll also delve into how these flaws/behaviors are not a reflection of the author—except on their good writing.