Getting into Print (Part 2)
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About this course

Have you ever dreamed of seeing your writing in print? This second of two linked dayschools will help your dreams to come true! Guided by an experienced, published author, we’ll look at e-publishing, building a media profile, the book launch, the marketing plan, reviews and endorsements, and pitching an idea.  As well as getting support on individual projects, advice will be given on self-publishing a small collection either individually or in a group. Whether it’s poetry or prose, make this the year you see print!

What will I learn?

On completion, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of e-publishing for beginners
  • Demonstrate an understanding of building a media profile
  • Develop an individual or group self-publishing project
  • Plan a book launch
  • Draft a marketing plan
  • Writing reviews and receiving endorsements
  • Pitching an idea to an editor
  • Give and receive feedback in a creative writing workshop
  • Know where to go next
  • Express yourself through the written word

The following topics will be covered during the workshop:

  • E-publishing
  • Media profile
  • The Book Launch
  • The Marketing Plan
  • Reviews & Endorsements
  • Pitching an idea
  • Tips for being a professional writer
Entry requirements

Attendance on Getting into Print Part 1 essential.

Study, assessment and qualifications

Completion of an Individual Learning Plan is required. Assessment is, however, informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes.

Additional costs and information

You should bring with you pen, paper, a packed lunch and small change for hot drinks.

A folder with any notes on your publishing project would be useful, but not essential.

What could I do next?

You can enrol on any other courses offered in the leisure programme, full details of which can be found in the College's directory of Part Time Courses.