WVU This Week July 18, 2012
Quote of the Week
"Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy" Courtesy of Charity Tahmaseb. Stephen King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction. If you have a favorite Writer's quote you'd like to share for Quote of the Week send to
*** A Birdie Told Me - Writing Marketsby Birdie
THE GHOSTS OF DC.
THE HORROR SOCIETY is looking submissions for their second anthology.
Since this is an election year they thought that it might be interesting to publish a horror anthology about politicians. Throughout history many of our political figures have suffered painful events or tragic deaths.
What they are looking for is stories that twist this event - I.e. What if the doctors who treated George Washington were vampires, or the reason it took so long to bury Abraham Lincoln was because he kept wandering off. Don’t change history but feel free to play it.
Have fun while researching your politician. You will need to make your selection and contact May/December before you start writing. The reason for this is that you will need to reserve your choice to avoid multiple submissions on the same President or the politician. They are looking for a wide assortment of figures for this publication.
There will be No political opinions allowed! They don’t care what political affiliation you are. This is about the horror not politics.
4000-10,000 words, No less, and no more.
No living politicians will be allowed. Message Denise Brown with selection, they will make a daily post (and keep it updated) of which have been selected to avoid duplication. Please email:
Payment $25 advance paid upon publication with quarterly payments after advance has been met.
Times New Roman. Size 12 font.
First line indent by .3;
All stories will be stripped of author info and forwarded blind to editor who will score each story. Top (seeking a total word count of 70,000 words) will be accepted.
All submissions are due August 31, 2012
New and updated Fiction Query & Synopsis is now here.
F120 The Fiction Query & Synopsis: tools and tips for marketing your novel
Facilitated by Charity Tahmaseb August 22
You’ve slaved over your novel--dotted the i’s and crossed all the t’s, and banished every last typo. Now it’s time to step back, zoom out, and capture the essence of your story in a way that will entice a reader--be they agent, editor, or Kindle owner--to ask for more.
The tools presented in this course can help you develop the skills you need to market your novel, whether you plan to pursue one of the “Big Six” NYC traditional publishers or venture into e-publishing on your own.
This course is geared toward writers who have completed a novel-length manuscript draft.
If you have a special course or forum you’d like to see in Highlights please send the name and your comments to:
***Upcoming MFA Courses
MFA Courses are always free to annual, 3-year, and lifetime members.
Classes starting July 19 Registration ends July 21
MFA 213 The Art of Sequencing
Classes starting July 26 Registration ends July 28
MFA 214 Describing and Withholding
Classes starting August 2 Registration ends August 4
MFA 215 Reflection Tone and Pitch
Classes starting August 9 Registration ends August 11
MFA216 Voice and Style
Classes starting August 16 Registration ends August 18
MFA217 Magical Realism, Rules and How to Break Them
Classes starting August 23 Registration ends August 25
MFA218 Adding Humor to Fiction
Classes starting August 30 Registration ends September 1
MFA219 The Purpose and Practice of Revision
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***Upcoming WVU Classes
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Register now for upcoming July & August classes.
Classes Starting July 18 Registration ends July 21
B101 WVU Orientation,facilitated by Melissa Anne
F186 Writing Boosters - Story Starters #3
F242 Science Fiction Workshop
N118 Writing for Magazines Part 4, Prerequisite N116
N106 Writing Short Non-Fiction Part 2, Prerequisite N104
Classes Starting July 25 Registration ends July 28
F158 Beyond the Elements: Six Memos for the Next Millennium
F208 Writing the Screenplay – Part 2, Prerequisite F206
N140 Writing the Memoir
MFA303 Blank Verse Part 1
Classes Starting August 1 Registration ends August 4
B105 Punctuation, facilitated by Janet Smith
F102 Romance Writing Part B
N134 Writing and Marketing Magazine Articles
P114 Japanese Poetic Forms
N120 News Writing Part 1
Classes Starting August 8 Registration ends August 11
B138 Plotting the Plot
B111 Writers Way Part 3 facilitated by Janet Smith
F160 Lightness & Weight in Fiction
Classes Starting August 15 Registration ends August 18
B101 WVU Orientation, facilitated by Melissa Anne
F192 Writing Boosters - Plot Ideas
F164 The Single Effect Theory by Poe
F232 So, You Want to Build a Fictional World Do You? Part 3
Classes Starting August 22 Registration ends August 25
B115 Constructive Feedback,faciliatated by Melissa Anne
F120 The Fiction Query & Synopsis, facilitated by Charity Tahmaseb
F244 Writing the Mystery Short Story
P162 Poetry Triggers - Using Seasons as a Source of Inspiration
Classes Starting August 29 Registration ends September 1
B116 Revising and Editing
F140 Short Story Workshop – Linear
L116 Virginia Woolf 1882-1941
P302 Lead or Silver? Revising Your Poems
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