Springs Writers provides a FREE conference-quality workshop the first Monday of each month (except December, July & August) from 6:00–7:45 pm, Woodmen/Academy Hobby Lobby Classroom Room [against back wall behind "Employee Only" double doors], 6950 North Academy, Colorado Springs, 80918

Monday, October 13, 2008

October Boot Camp : Write For Magazines

Would you like to write articles for magazines, but you don’t know how to start? The workshops in this dynamic boot cover the article writing process from idea development, to research and writing, to contract negotiations. Learn how to target your market, formulate and focus your ideas into a salable article, then catch an editor's attention. Learning how to writing articles can lead to writing chapters for books.

When: Saturday, October 25, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Registration begins at 7:45 a.m.)
Where: 250 East Woodmen Road, Room 107, Colorado Springs, CO. 80919
Cost: Early Bird Registration: $29 Deadline: October 22
At-the Door-Registration: $39
Bring a Friend Discount At-The-Door Registration: $32 each

The registration fee includes all handouts and writer’s packets.

Cancellation Policy: If registrations are too low to cover boot camp costs, we reserve the right to cancel the workshop. Registration fees will be refunded to registrants.

Lunch: Is not included in registration fee. We will provide takeout menus for ordering and delivering to the workshop.

To pre-register: email scotidomeij (a) juno (dot)com.
Boot Camp Registration Information
Email the information below to scotidomeij (at) juno (dot) com
When registration fee is received, registration will be complete. To receive the Early Bird Discount, fees must be postmarked October 20. Make checks payable to Scoti Domeij. Send registration fee to Scoti Domeij, PO Box 25834, Colorado Springs, CO. 80936. Questions? Call 209-9066.

Boot Camp Schedule and Workshop Descriptions
7:45-8:00 Registration

8:-00- 8:45: Turn On Ideas to Jumpstart Your Writing

Discover how to jumpstart your creativity and turn a great idea into a salable article.

8:45 – 9:30: Discover Your Article’s Focus
Writing an article is an exercise in focus. You have a set word count which means focusing on a relatively small chunk of information. Finding that focus adds maturity and depth, plus it’s crucial to writing something an editor will love and pay you for. Discover how the “Why” of the story is the most significant question you need to answer.

9:30-10:45: Increase Your Publication Odds: How to Find and Research the Right Magazine for Your Article
Writing for magazines is the best way a beginner, intermediate or experienced writer can jumpstart their writing. Discover how to research your topic and target the best magazine to publish your article.

10:45-11:00: Break

11:00-12:00: Demystifying Article Structure: How to Think It, Plan It, Write It

From a compelling lead to a great ending, and everything in between, discover how salable magazine articles are organized. From the lead to the nut graf to the body to the ending, learn a variety of ways to write each part of an article.

12:00- 12:45: Lunch

12:45-1:30: Re-Vision: The Editing Stages of Article Writing

What editing, rewriting and proofreading ABC’s will increase your article’s chance of publication? Discover how to proofread your article with a critical eye. Learn the must-know revision strategies to polish your rough draft into a publishable article.

1:30-2:15: Get Your Foot in the Door: Relationship Building and “Editor”quette
Does your writer persona cringe when you have to put on your salesmen hat to write a query letter? Discover how to present your writing, including a few editorquette dos and don’ts. From query letter to knocking on doors in your community, learn how to get an editor’s attention.

2:15-3:00: Rights for Writers: Understanding Contracts
Do first rights, all rights, kill fee or writing on speculation or assignment confuse you? Learn what each means and how to handle rejection. You will learn the differences between the rights, plus tips on selling reprints.

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