UMBRIA WRITING & PUBLISHING WORKSHOP  
  A MASTER CLASS IN WRITING FOR PUBLICATION
June 28 - July 2, 2012. Orvieto, Umbria (Italy)
 
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Class Schedule
August 20-25
Saturday through Thursday
2pm-6:30pm

I. Ideas and Knowledge

  • Publishing Behind-the-Scenes: What Really Happens, and How to Turn It To Your Advantage

  • Transforming Ideas into Books

  • Winning Over Agents and Publishers: From Cover Letters to Personal Pitches


II. Proposals and Pitches

  • Crafting a Winning Proposal: Academic versus Trade Non-Fiction

  • Outline and Structure for Fiction and Non-Fiction

  • Non-Fiction: Book Proposal plus Sample Chapter

  • Fiction: Writing Sample plus Plot Summary

  • Crafting Plot Summaries for Fiction and Non-Fiction

  • Proposal Development Workshop


III. Writing Samples and Chapters

  • Great Openings: From First Line to First Page to First Chapter

  • Model Writing Samples for Fiction and Non-Fiction

  • Editing Workshop


IV. From Publication On Up

  • Contracts: Know You’re Getting a Fair Deal

  • What Happens Next? From Contract to Edits to Book Release

  • Helping a Publication Become a Success: Marketing and Publicity Strategy

  • Options in the Digital Age: Self-Publishing, Book Tours, and Self-Promoting


V. Tutorials and Critiques

  • One-on-One Tutorials with Your Professor

  • Presentation of Projects with Group Critique


Bonus Sessions

  • Bonus Session: Fiction Focus

  • Bonus Session: Non-Fiction Focus

  • Bonus Session: Academic Focus

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