Diving For Pearls

Online writers' resources by Ingrid Bruck

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Ingrid Bruck is an editor at Between These Shores.  She was a featured writer in BTSA Issue #2. Her column is devoted to online writer resources. She found her own writer support community online. Writing this column is one way of "paying it forward". 

Diving for Pearls: Online Writers Resources

BTS Books strives to be a writers resource. Toward that end, we invite writers to share their information, link, and news of interest for the literary community. 

Email your pearls of resources for writers to:

Ingrid Bruck, Network and Resource Editor

BTSresource@yahoo.com

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October 2022

Online Writer Classes

 

Fall coincides with a return to school. Many writing classes for adult learners become available when school starts. Taking online writer classes is a great way to increase your knowledge of craft and improve your skills.  

 

Some Good Online Writer Classes in October 2022

 

Gotham Writers of NYC offers a broad array of writing classes. Most classes have a fee to participate. Some examples: Script-Writing, Memoir, Children, Middle Ages, Humor, Standup Comedy, Poetry, Video Game, Blog, Documentary. 

 

https://www.writingclasses.com/classes/location-type/all

           

Gotham Writers offers a free online writing class: Write-In, Fridays (afternoon/evening):

https://mail.yahoo.com/d/folders/1/messages/333786?guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9sb2dpbi55YWhvby5jb20v&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAAJwwTgiUhD2LT54ulD9oZtvv8Wkhcj_iblxzxd-U_xITzzmKuQC7nt5GKpS4MJ3og7R8s4Cf2XlePFl7hVUPCfXSby0NajAOXb44HlUzfLD8muvYGZfFJN5KmOy-6r0ZOvqURqmANUiCb7n99R0z97dSmpH0zsXQbkP9iP8zy71

 

Writer’s Digest is a writer’s magazine that markets a variety of online writing classes for a modest fee. Offerings are multi-genre, from novice to professional level. Classes are taught by experts and teachers. For a list of October live classes, go to the Class Calendar: 

 

https://www.writersonlineworkshops.com/pages/course-calendar

           

Writer’s Digest also features four live online writer sessions in October 2022.  https://www.writersonlineworkshops.com/pages/live-event-calendar

           

Check out the online special scheduled on October 1: The Horror Visual Conference. Instructors include four award-winning, best-selling horror writers: Michael J. Seidlinger (horror psychology), Gwendolyn Kiste (gothic: Southern, Romance, Suburban), Richard Thomas (pairing terror & horror), and Jax Miller (true crime). Literary agents will attend. Includes a session on how to write a book proposal and query letter to an agent, with individual critique).

https://www.writersonlineworkshops.com/courses/horror-writing-virtual-conference?utm_campaign=WDG%20-%20WDU%20Virtual%20Conferences&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=226423000&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8Ghp199fIpCi09qxS4uuViMYkACgy-a7F0gSboMoS7XfM0dzZ5M3oHkXRbrNxTHfyGDmQJ-wGChlwxUIZip2PhmmFeFg&utm_content=225450523&utm_source=hs_email

           

 

Writer’s Digest also presents self-paced online learning classes as well. Some subjects include:  description & setting, viewpoint, plot and structure, poetry, non-fiction for children, how to write a novel proposal,  how to write a non-fiction book proposal, how to write a religious book.  

https://www.writersonlineworkshops.com/catalog?labels=%5B%22Self-Paced%20Courses%22%5D&values=%5B%22Self-Paced%20Courses%22%5D

 

Coursera features both paid and free online classes for writer. They are quality classes taught by professors of higher education and professionals from companies in the writing business. 

https://www.coursera.org/?irclickid=yd%3AwcEzLuxyNTnD1nLwv1wfYUkDTQpUxyzLY380&irgwc=1&utm_medium=partners&utm_source=impact&utm_campaign=10078&utm_content=b2c

       

 Creative Writing Specialization by Wesleyan University is an example of a free online class available through Coursera. The creative writing curriculum includes four self-paced learning modules that can be taken in any order. Link:

 https://www.coursera.org/specializations/creative-writing?irclickid=yd%3AwcEzLuxyNTnD1nLwv1wfYUkDTQHUZyzLY380&irgwc=1&utm_medium=partners&utm_source=impact&utm_campaign=10078&utm_content=b2c

           

 

ModPo (Modern American Poetry) from The University of Pennsylvania operates on the Coursera platform. This online class is free but enrollment is required to participate. The ten-week session runs from September until early November. During the full month of October, each week at ModPo features a different school of American Poetry. It’s too late to earn a certificate of completion for 2022, but each week’s session is a stand-alone offering. The class provides excellent learning tools for poetry. I highly recommend this vibrant online poetry community to writers of English from anywhere on the globe. 

https://www.coursera.org/learn/modpo

 

May your writing flourish and grow in October 2022. 

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