Entries in Press Releases (3)

Take a Course with Me on Media Releases, Book Proposals, or Blogging

Interested in learning how to write a media release that gets noticed? Need to write a book proposal to pitch your non-fiction book to publishers? Or do you want to improve the content of your business blog? Then come take a non-credit course with me during the Winter/Spring session at North Shore Community College, at the Danvers, MA campus. Register online at www.northshore.edu (search non-credit courses by keyword or instructor name).

Here’s a quick look at what each course covers:

Press Release Clinic: How to Write an Attention-Getting Media Release (CSA795)

This hands-on, 2-session workshop shows you how to craft a press release that gives editors and other media gatekeepers the information they want, so your business or organization can get the attention you want. We’ll cover the anatomy of a press release; what to include and what to leave out; and how to distribute the release to your target audience. Bring your draft press releases and learn how to improve them on the spot.
Meets two Wednesdays, February 2 and February 9, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

The Nitty Gritty of the Successful Book Proposal (CSA792)

If you’re trying to interest a traditional book publisher in your non-fiction manuscript, you (or your literary agent) will pitch it using a book proposal. In this three-session course, you’ll learn how to develop an attention-getting book proposal. We’ll cover the process of putting together a book proposal, including how to refine your book concept, assess the competition and the market for your book, and how to quickly develop chapter summaries and a sample chapter. If you want to self-publish, writing a book proposal is a valuable exercise because it forces you to crystallize your book idea.
Meets three Saturdays, March 5 through March 19, 9:30 to 11:30 AM

Be a Better Business Blogger (CSA793)

Customers, clients and the media are looking for you online – and they expect to find not just your website but also a blog. This workshop is for you if you already have a business blog and want to learn how to use it more effectively, how to generate an endless supply of topics for blog posts.
Meets Tuesday, April 5 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM

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Still Time to Register for Courses on Blogging, Press Releases, and Novel Writing

There’s still time to sign up for the non-credit, continuing education courses I’m offering this fall at North Shore Community College (Danvers, MA campus). Learn a new skill that can help you grow your business, or try something just for fun (drafting a novel in 30 days!).

Be a Better Business Blogger (CSA793)
Customers, clients and the media are looking for you online – and increasingly, they expect to find not just your website but also a blog. This half-day workshop is for you if you already have a business blog and want to learn how to use it more effectively, how to generate an endless supply of topics for blog posts, and how to keep the blogging process manageable. Please note, this is not a technical course on how to set up a blog; however, would-be bloggers are welcome.
Meets Saturday, September 25 from 1 PM to 4 PM
Offered again on Tuesday, November 9 from 6 PM to 9 PM

Press Release Clinic: How to Write an Attention-Getting Media Release (CSA795)
This hands-on workshop will show you how to craft a press release that gives editors and other media gatekeepers the information they want, so your business or organization can get the attention you want. You’ll learn the anatomy of a press release; what to include and what to leave out; and how to get the release out to your target audience. Bring your draft press releases and learn how to improve them on the spot.
Meets two Wednesdays, October 6 and October 13 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Get Ready for National Novel Writing Month (CSA794)
As a three-time National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) participant and “winner,” I’ll share tips and tricks to prepare you for embarking on the journey of a lifetime… (Or at least, the amazing journey of writing a 50,000-word draft of a novel during the 30 days of November.) Here’s what we’ll cover in the workshop that just might motivate you to draft that novel you’ve always wanted to write:
- How to sign up as an “official” participant (at www.nanowrimo.org).
- How to prepare without blocking your creativity for the month of writing ahead.
- What to expect during NaNoWriMo (the highs, the lows, the thrills, the chills!)
- You’ve written the draft – what’s next?
Workshop meets on Saturday, October 2 from 1 PM to 4 PM

All classes meet at NSCC’s Danvers campus. Contact me for more information, and register online at www.northshore.edu.

Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 10:03PM by Registered CommenterKate Victory Hannisian in , , | Comments1 Comment

New Courses on Book Proposals, Blogging, and Press Releases

If you’d like to brush up your skills or learn something new about writing a book proposal, business blogging, or crafting press releases, come take a course with me this summer. I’m teaching three non-credit courses on these topics, all offered through the corporate/community education division of North Shore Community College. 

The Nitty Gritty of the Successful Book Proposal (CSA792)

If you're trying to interest a traditional book publisher in your non-fiction manuscript, you (or your literary agent) will most likely pitch it using a book proposal. Learn how to develop a book proposal that gets attention. Includes how to refine your book concept, assess the competition and the market for your book, and how to quickly develop chapter summaries and a sample chapter. If you are thinking of self-publishing a non-fiction book, you may also find the book proposal exercise has value, because it forces you to crystallize your book idea.
Meets three Mondays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, June 7 through June 21

Be a Better Business Blogger (CSA793)

Customers, clients, and the media are looking for you online and increasingly, they expect to find not just your website but also a blog. This workshop is for you if you already have a business blog and want to learn how to use it more effectively, how to generate an endless supply of topics for blog posts, and how to keep the blogging process manageable. Please note, this is not a technical course on how to set up a blog; however, would-be bloggers are welcome.
Meets Saturday, June 12, 9 am to 12 noon; also offered on Thursday, August 19 from 6 to 9 pm

Press Release Clinic (CSA795)

Learn how to write an attention-getting media release. This hands-on workshop will show you how to craft a press release that gives editors and other media gatekeepers the information they want, so your business or organization can get the attention you need. Covered topics include: the anatomy of a press release; what to include and what to leave out; and how to get the release out to your target audience. Bring your draft press releases and learn how to improve them on the spot.
Meets two Wednesdays, May 26 and June 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

All courses will be offered at NSCC’s Danvers Campus. Find more details online at www.northshore.edu/community/index.html under the Writing & Literature category. In the paper version of the Summer 2010 catalog, the courses are listed in the Business Career Courses section on page 11.

Please register online through North Shore Community College (www.northshore.edu). If you have questions about the courses, or would be interested in having this material available through a webinar, please drop me a line at kate@bluepencilconsulting.com .