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Workforce Development

How to Outline and Write an Irresistible Romance

Romance is the #1 selling fiction genre. Whether you’re a new or experienced writer, this comprehensive session will help you sharpen your skills with practical step-by-step advice. You will discover the different romance sub-genres and understand the proven romance formula. You will also learn to create a unique setting, introduce your protagonist (lead character), percolate friction, and write relatable dialogue as well as intimate scenes. Publishing options will also be discussed. 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, March 4, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Cost: $25

Comedy Writing: How to Be Funny on Paper and Stage

Whether you need to make a dull work presentation more lively, mix laughter with learning in the classroom, or ultimately want to write for print/production or perform your own stand-up routine, this fast-paced session will show you how to apply humor to all aspects of your life. You will learn the anatomy a joke, how to use your powers of observation to sharpen your wit, write different types of jokes, and use humor to entertain and influence people. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former stand-up comedian at places like The Laugh Factory in Hollywood, 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, March 4, 2023
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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Date: Saturday, July 15, 2023
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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, March 7, 2023
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
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Date: Thursday, July 13, 2023
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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, March 7, 2023
Time: 8:00 – 9:00 pm
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Date: Thursday, July 13, 2023
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 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, March 9, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Date: Thursday, July 13, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm – 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, March 9, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm – 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, March 11, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Date: Saturday, July 15, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Online
Cost: $25

Introduction to Screenwriting for Television or Movies

In this comprehensive session, you will learn about special screenwriting terms and formats for television and the big screen. You will also learn how to plot a story, develop characters, and execute your work in the proper screenwriting format. You will discover the difference between a Treatment, a Spec Script and a Shooting Script and when to do each. And, you’ll get an inside look into the business of selling your script to agents and producers. 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, March 11, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Date: Saturday, July 8, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Online
Cost: $25

Contact

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