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My Journey

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Connie Joyce

on 16 September 2014

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Transcript of My Journey

Mrs. Joyce's
Journey

Mrs. Joyce's Background
Graduated with a degree in English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing
Mrs. J's Writing Advice
Learn to take constructive criticism
Publishing Advice
Do your preliminary research!
query letters
literary agents
What do you want to gain from this creative writing class?
Resources and Tools
The dictionary and thesaurus are your friends!
More Resources
NaNoWriMo
November is National Novel Writing Month!
Wrote for my college newspaper
Published in 2 college compilations
NO EXPERT!
Learn how to
give
constructive criticism (and respect their privacy)
Never write about what you
don't
know about
Find beta readers to read your work.
"Your mama loves you too much."
Become a beta reader.
Join (or start) writing groups online and/or in person
Never give up!
Be prepared for rewrites
All query letters should be tailored for that agent
Watch your grammar and mechanics.
Find a
good
editor.
The Writer's Market 2015
Querytracker.net
Writing Forums
Challenge: 50,000 words in 30 days
Students can create their own goals.
Social community--online and local meet-ups
Don't be defensive (again, take constructive criticism)
Get parents' permission, please!
Tons of advice--query writing, share your work, publishing/self-publishing, grammar, etc.
The Artist's Way
by Julia Cameron
"A course in discovering and recovering your creative self."
Questions?
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