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Seven Steps to Writing and Selling Magazine Articles

Lake Washington Technical College presents a Continuing Education Writing Course

Quarter Day        Dates Time
SPRING 2001
Saturdays April 7 - May 12  9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WINTER 2001
Saturdays Jan 6 - Feb 10  9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
FALL 2000
Wednesdays Sept 22 - Nov 22 (not Oct 17)  5:15 p.m. -  6:45 p.m.
SUMMER 2000
Thursdays June 29 - July 27 12:00 p.m. -  2:30 p.m.
SPRING 2000
Saturdays Aug 8 - May 13  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WINTER 2000
Saturdays Jan 22 - Feb 26  9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

To Register, select from the following information.

Course Code: COWR 050 Spring 2001 Item # 9765
Fee: $85 Winter 2001 Item #
Fall 2000 Item #
Summer 2000 Item # 9800
Spring 2000 Item # 9885
Winter 2000 Item # 9905

Course Description:

Learn a seven-step process of writing and selling magazine articles, including:

  • Stylistic differences among the easiest type of non-fiction magazine articles.
  • How to develop "writer’s radar."
  • The importance of and many uses for a writer’s journal.
  • Preliminary market research techniques.
  • How to make use of Internet resources in your writing.
  • Becoming your own expert.
  • Proper article structure.
  • How and when to follow-up with an editor.
  • Record keeping techniques.
  • Practice writing several types of articles for submission to a magazine.
  • A free article critique with class !!!

Prerequisite:

A desire to write magazine articles and submit them for publication.

Instructor:

Dr. Jeanetta Chrystie has more than twenty years experience as a freelance writer, with over 300 published magazine and newsletter articles. She has won over a dozen awards in writing contests for non-fiction articles, poetry, and children’s stories.

Having recently completed her doctoral degree, Jeanetta is currently working on a collection of articles that will later be rewritten and published as a book.

In this class she will share some stories of working with editors, many tips from those editors on how to sell your article ideas to magazine editors, and MANY HANDOUTS to aid you in writing saleable magazine articles !

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Polishing Magazine Articles

Lake Washington Technical College presents a Continuing Education Writing Course

Quarter Day        Dates Time
SPRING 2001
Saturdays May 19, 26, June 2 & 9  9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WINTER 2001
Saturdays Feb 17 - March 17  9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
FALL 2000
Wednesdays Oct 25 - Nov 15  7:00 p.m. -  9:00 p.m.
SUMMER 2000
Thursdays Aug 2 - Aug 24 12:00 p.m. -  2:00 p.m.
SPRING 2000
Saturdays May 20 - June 17  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WINTER 2000
Saturdays Feb 9 - March 1  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

To Register, select from the following information.

Course Code: COWR 050 Spring 2001 Item # 9770
Fee: $69 Winter 2001 Item #
Fall 2000 Item #
Summer 2000 Item # 9805
Spring 2000 Item # 9890
Winter 2000 Item # 9810

Course Description:

Troubles breaking into print? Learn how to improve your articles and make editors want them! Four free articles critiques for all students in the class!

  • Stylistic differences among various magazine article types & markets.
  • The importance of and many uses for a writer’s submission log.
  • Secret market research techniques.
  • How to make use of Internet resources in your writing.
  • Becoming your own expert in a chosen topic area.
  • How and when to follow-up with an editor after an article submission.
  • Practice writing several types of articles for submission to a magazine.
  • Two Free Article Critiques !!!

Prerequisite:

A desire to write and sell more magazine articles for publication!

Instructor:

Dr. Jeanetta Chrystie has more than twenty years experience as a freelance writer, with over 300 published magazine and newsletter articles.

She has won over a dozen awards in writing contests for non-fiction articles, poetry, and children’s stories.

Having recently completed her doctoral degree, Jeanetta is currently working on a collection of articles that will later be published again as a book.

In this class she will share stories of working with editors and many tips from those editors on how to SELL YOUR article ideas to magazine editors.

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You Can Write Poetry!

Lake Washington Technical College presents a Continuing Education Writing Course

Quarter Day        Dates Time
SPRING 2001
Saturdays April 7, 14, 21, & 28 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m..
WINTER 2001
Saturdays Jan 6 - Jan 27 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
FALL 2000
Wednesdays Nov 22 - Dec 13  7:00 p.m. -  9:00 p.m.
SUMMER 2000
Thursdays June 29 - July 20 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
SPRING 2000
Saturdays April 8 - April 29  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WINTER 2000
Wednesdays Jan 12 - Feb 2  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

To Register, select from the following information.

Course Code: COWR 050 Spring 2001 Item # 9775
Fee: $69 Winter 2001 Item # 9735
Fall 2000 Item #
Summer 2000 Item # 9810
Spring 2000 Item # 9895
Winter 2000 Item # 9815

Course Description:

Learn the tools and language of the poet.

Discover:

  • The three primary reasons for writing poetry.
  • Sensory tricks with figures of speech to draw the reader into your poem.
  • How to identify topics for poems that will make readers and editors want to buy them.
  • Many hidden markets for poetry.
  • Your most natural poetic style.

Practice:

  • Creative vivid mental images to convey the emotion of a poem.
  • Creating poetry in 12 possible styles.
  • Editing poetry to improve perfection.

Get Published!

  • Have your class poems published in a class booklet representing many forms and styles of poetry.

Prerequisite:

A desire to write poetry to preserve life experiences, express thoughts and emotions, and for publication and performance.

Instructor:

Dr. Jeanetta Chrystie has more than twenty years experience as a freelance writer, with over 50 published poems and over 300 published magazine and newsletter articles.

Her poetry can be found in magazines, poetry anthologies, holiday booklets, local writer’s groups publications and even in a cookbook.

A versatile writer, she has won four 1st place awards for poetry at national writer’s conferences and several awards for non-fiction articles and children’s stories.

Having recently completed her doctoral degree, she will share many writing tips to help you set and reach your poetry writing goals - including publication!

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Performing Poetry

Lake Washington Technical College presents a Continuing Education Writing Course

Quarter Day        Dates Time
SUMMER 2000
Thursdays August 10 - August 24 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SPRING 2000
Saturdays June 6 - June 17  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

To Register, select from the following information.

Course Code: COWR 050 Summer 2000 Item # 9820
Fee: $45 Spring 2000 Item # 9905

Course Description:

Nurture the latent "performing artist" in yourself as you learn techniques to make performances of your own or others' work fulfilling and accepted with high acclaim from your audiences!

Learn about area resources and venues. You will have the opportunity to practice in a supportive classroom environment and receive feedback from your instructor and other class members.

Discover:

  • How to prepare an enticing, yet brief introduction to give before reading your poetic work.
  • How to find local venues for reading your poetic works.

Practice:

  • Using vocal variety and voice inflection styles to bring your poetry to life when you read or recite it.
  • Creating the atmosphere appropriate to your poem before reading it to an audience.
  • Using minimal props to add impact to your poetry reading.
  • Organizing a set of your poems into a cohesive group for a reading.

 

Prerequisite:

A desire to learn to "perform" rather than just "read" your poetry create an exciting experience for your audience.

Instructor:

Dr. Jeanetta Chrystie has more than fifteen years experience as a freelance writer, with over 50 published poems and over 300 published magazine and newsletter articles.

Her poetry can be found in magazines, poetry anthologies, holiday booklets, local writer’s groups publications and even in a cookbook.

A versatile writer, she has won four 1st place awards for poetry at national writer’s conferences and several awards for non-fiction articles and children’s stories.

Having recently completed her doctoral degree, she will share many writing tips to help you set and reach your poetry writing goals - including publication!

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Writing Family Memories

Lake Washington Technical College presents a Continuing Education Writing Course

Quarter Day        Dates Time
FALL 1999
Saturdays October 9 - 30 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.

To Register, select from the following information.

Course Code: COPG 022 FALL 1999 Item # 8995-21
Fee: $44

Course Description:

Learn fast & easy ways to preserve anecdotes of the past for future generations, including:

  • Stylistic differences among the various types of family histories.
  • How to discover hidden family stories—the gems from everyday life.
  • The importance of and many uses for a daily journal.
  • Family history research techniques.
  • How to interview family members -and the friends who knew them.
  • Sample family story outlines.
  • How to organize your stories.
  • Linking genealogy and stories.
  • Practice writing anecdotes and stories for your family history.

Prerequisite:

A desire to write family memories, to preserve them or to publish them.

Instructor:

Dr. Jeanetta Chrystie has more than fifteen years experience as a freelance writer, with over 150 published magazine and newsletter articles. She has also self-published family memory books to preserve her grandmothers’ stories and to give as gifts. A versatile writer, she has won over a dozen awards in writing contests for non-fiction articles, poetry, and children’s stories.

Having recently completed her doctoral degree, she will share many writing short cuts with this class.
These will include:

  • memory jogger pages,
  • family story outlines,
  • interviewing tricks to aid memory recall,
  • and
  • how to include art and pictures in your family history story booklet.
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    May your day be richly blessed with productivity and rest. ~ Jeanetta

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