Novel Writing for Teens
During this workshop series, develop your novel writing skills and then learn about publishing options and the steps involved in bringing a book to market. Class sessions include a lecture, writing time and opportunities for one-on-one interaction with instructor Rachel Anderson.
Class #1: Developing your story idea.
Class #2: Character development.
Class #3: Story outlining.
Class #4: Getting started on your manuscript.
Class #5: Editing
Class #6: Proofreading and publishing options.
Rachel M. Anderson is the co-founder of Sigma’s Bookshelf, what is believed to be the first book publishing company exclusively for teenage authors. She reviews all manuscripts that come in through the Sigma’s Bookshelf website, makes final decisions on which manuscripts to accept, prepares contracts, and then once parents sign off begins to work with the teen authors on manuscript editing and proofreading. She also handles marketing and PR for the company, and goes into schools to lead presentations about the company and publishing in general.
Anderson has more than 25 years of communications experience across a wide range of disciplines. In addition to her work with Sigma’s Bookshelf, she is a marketing & PR consultant and publicist for RMA Publicity, a PR and marketing firm based in the Twin Cities. She also has experience as a television newscast producer and assignment editor, television newscast reporter, newspaper reporter, and marketing and direct response copywriter. She wrote a book of her own when she was 12-years-old.
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