Sunday, May 21, 2017

Write-to-Publish Faculty Interview: Ginger Kolbaba, Nonfiction Continuing Class and Manuscript Makeovers

Please give us a description of your Writing Nonfiction Continuing Class.

Writers write more nonfiction than anything else—and I see an awful lot of awful nonfiction writing! So in this class, we’ll sharpen our writing skills for all our nonfiction work—from articles, to blog posts, to memoirs and books. You can even make your recipe writing stronger! We’ll cover tips to write clearly and concisely, how to add description and why that’s essential, what to put in and what to leave out, how to research and capture great interviews, how to avoid common writing mistakes, and how to revise and polish your content.

Who should attend your class?
This class is for beginners and intermediate—although to be fair, it’s a great refresher for the “expert” writer too.

Anything you would like to add?
Sometimes we get this idea that we just sit and type and brilliance happens. But great writing is a lot of wrestling. When you know what you actually need to wrestle with, you have a greater chance at getting published. My class will help you with your wrestle mania training. 

Manuscript Makeovers:
I’m also leading the manuscript makeover class on Thursday night. We still have some openings. It’s a great opportunity to get more personal coaching—and it’s available for both fiction and nonfiction writing. []

Who should schedule an appointment with you?
I’m actively acquiring articles for parents of teens, tweens, adopted, and special needs children. Other than that, if you just want to hang out and ask questions about writing, editing, or favorite movies, I’m good with that too.

How can they best prepare for an appointment?
Breathe. I meet so many writers who are nervous during these appointments! No need to be. Come open to present an idea and then to listen and learn how to make it better.

Read more about Ginger Kolbaba.

June 14-17 in the Chicago area.

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