Day 14 – What kind of class could you teach?

Teaching a class

Teaching a class

Day 14 prompt is:

One great way to market your book(s) is by teaching a class or a seminar. The topics may be more obvious for a nonfiction author, but a fiction author can teach, too! Character development, planning a writing schedule, world building, to name just a few. What class or seminar could you develop in order to share your expertise and expand your platform?

For the last few years, I have been running a regular writing class for young writers at my local library!

Topics I’ve taught have included:

  • Writing flash fiction
  • How to write realistic fiction
  • World Building
  • Writing fan fiction
  • Editing & publishing
  • Blogging

I have also run quite a few sessions with really cool writing prompts, such as chocolate bars, Lego, Rubik’s Cubes, Easter eggs, and many more.

I currently have a list of other topics that the young writers in the group want to cover for future workshops.

It’s a lot of fun working with the young writers, they are so talented, sometimes I feel quite intimidated. It’s also a lot of fun running the workshops. I’m in the process of working out how I can get more workshops in other libraries and even some school visits (though these are harder as I work during the day).

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  1. Good for you, Melissa! Your topics sound like lots of fun. I’m nudging my husband to get ready for my 50th birthday party next year. I want the theme to be Legos!

    • I learned the hard way that Lego doesn’t make a great writing prompt! The kids spent most of the session playing with the Lego instead of writing! lol

      All the best with your 50th birthday party. Lego sounds like a great theme 🙂

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