Workforce Development

How to Write Your Life Story (for fun or profit)

You don’t need to be famous to have a legacy to leave behind. Create an inspirational autobiography for family, friends, and others. Learn how to recall vivid memories, analyze events and people that shaped who you are, and bring your story to life. Your handout, included in the class fee, will have an outline to help you organize and write your memoir step-by-step. Printing/publishing options will also be discussed. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education. The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class.

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2o22
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Online
Cost:  $25

Explore the World as a Travel Writer

If you love to travel and love to write, this is for you! We will discuss how to use all your senses in a new destination to create more detailed and in-depth descriptions that capture and maintain readers’ interest, and whether or not you need to include photos with your work. You will also learn how to find and submit your finished product to print and online markets, the business side of travel writing (how to take travel tax deductions), and how to avoid worn-out travel writing clichés. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education. The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class.

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Online
Cost: $25

Beginners Guide to Getting Published

If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or even a novel to a traditional publisher, this comprehensive workshop will guide you to, then past the editor’s desk. You will discover how to:

  • become a “published” writer overnight
  • submit manuscripts the correct way
  • find the right publisher for your work
  • write irresistible query letters
  • determine when and how to get an agent
  • 100 ways to make money as a freelance writer

If you really want to succeed, this step-by-step workshop is a must! Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education. The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class.

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Online
Cost: $45

Explore 50 Different Self-Publishing Options (Prerequisite)

Self-Publishing is all the rage, but is it the best option for YOU? (participants must also attend “Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published”) And, can you do both? You will discover the pros and cons of all the self-publishing options, including print-on-demand and e-book publishing, as well as Amazon options, and see how they compare to traditional publishing. Informative handouts, including a rated description of 50 self-publishing companies for future use are included in class fee. The webinar login information, along with a detailed tutorial to set up your free Zoom account, will be emailed the day before class.

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Time: 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Online
Cost: $25

$Monetize$ Websites, Blogs, and Social Media with Affiliate Marketing

Earn a passive monthly income from selling other people’s products by placing a merchant-provided advertisement link on your site and get a commission for every sale, click or lead. Learn where to find 1000+ free and low-cost opportunities and how to avoid scams or links that won’t offer a beneficial ROI (return on investment). Learn how to find high, recurring, and second-tier commissions. You’ll also learn SEO secrets to increase your site’s ranking and visibility on search engines like Google. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education. The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class.

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Online
Cost: $25

Beginners Guide to Starting a FREE Blog

Online blogging is a great way to get the word out about you, your service, your product, or information you want to share! You will learn step-by-step how to:

  • start a FREE blog with WordPress
  • choose a blog template
  • emphasize your blog content with a creative name
  • use your unique voice to share your expertise
  • connect your domain/website

You will also learn how to earn an income with your blog, including links to other websites and advertising on your blog, as well as increase your internet ranking. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education. The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class.

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Online
Cost: $45

Using Amazons Kindle Direct to Self-Publish your Book for FREE

Whether you’re looking to publish a paperback novel or short eBook now or in the future, this detailed tutorial will teach you step-by-step how to create an Amazon KDP account, format your manuscript and upload it to the platform, easily create a book cover from available templates, determine pricing and royalties, develop a sales pitch for your Amazon page, and write an Amazon author bio. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education. The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class.

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: Online
Cost: $25

Writing for Online Blogs, Magazines, and Websites

You don’t need a journalism degree or previously published articles to write for anyone’s online blog, magazine, or website. Some opportunities offer exposure, many pay well — $1 a word and more. In this fast-paced session, you will learn how to: find ideas, sources, and more than 1,000 opportunities that pay, conduct interviews and create interesting content, protect your copyright, write query letters, and then use this credibility to sell other articles or even your self-published novel. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education. The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class.

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Online
Cost: $25

Be a Better Writer: 10 Easy Tips to Improve Your Writing NOW

You don’t need a journalism degree or previously published articles to write for anyone’s online blog, magazine, or website. Some opportunities offer exposure, many pay well — $1 a word and more. In this fast-paced session, you will learn how to: find ideas, sources, and more than 1,000 opportunities that pay, conduct interviews and create interesting content, protect your copyright, write query letters, and then use this credibility to sell other articles or even your self-published novel. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education. The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class.

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Online
Cost: $45

Contact

Workforce Development
Phone: 716-614-6236
Email: workforce@niagaracc.suny.edu
Location: A-231