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What you can Expect from Creative Writing Institute
• The individual attention you so richly deserve
• Your own private tutor six days a week
• Prodding when you lag behind
• Motivation to become more than you are
• A personal relationship with your tutor
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To rescue storm tossed lives, one by one, and escort writing students from their present level to their highest potential.
* I took two Creative Writing courses at our local college several years ago and made no advancement in creative writing skills. Once I found Creative Writing Institute, and sent a short manuscript for evaluation by Lynn Carroll, I knew this was the most hopeful doorway for me and signed up. After only three lessons of Creative Writing 101, the drive to become a student and writer again was confirmed and on I went. My tutor, Jo Popek, cheered me every inch of the way. Even the busy CEO, Deborah Owen, took time to write encouraging words. What a great staff. Betty C.
* I just wanted to let you guys know I was assigned to create a newsletter in my technical writing class. We had to write articles based off a fake company we created. I, of course, chose to "own" a used bookstore. So the articles in my newsletter had to be about things people who shop at a used bookstore would read. I wrote several articles, turned them in, and got and 100%! She said my articles were amazing, informative but encouraging, and she absolutely loved them. I wanted to thank both of you and let you know. You really have trained me well! You given me skill that will help me with future jobs, and school! Thanks!! Arial P.
* This is exactly what I've searched for - [Introduction to Poetry] - poetry forms and rules, punctuation and line breaks. I constantly stumble over the latter. I deeply appreciate your comments and suggestions. There is nowhere else for me to turn for help. Thank you for spending your valuable time teaching this class. I've searched hard for a [poetry] class like this one and am excited to find it at CWI. Terri C.
* I have been absorbing more than I ever dreamed. The dynamic non-fiction course is just that. Dynamic. My dearest friend and writing buddy has her master's thesis in the Library of Congress and has been reviewing my assignment analyses with me at the end of each lesson. She can't get over how extensive the material is that is being taught. > Lynn answers all my questions promptly, satisfactorily, and with humor. Thanks for everything. Shirley D.
* The [Creative Writing 101] course provided the kind of detailed comments and suggestions for my writing that I have been craving and have not received in other face-to-face classes. Diane M.
Is it possible to make a living at writing today?
If so, where should you begin?
Everything you need to know is in this article.
Deborah Owen has established the first mentored writing school on the net – Creative Writing Institute. Students can expect a personal full-time tutor throughout the eight-week term.
Making a Living at Writing
Hundreds of thousands of writers have had one united thought - "I wish I could make a living writing."
Here’s a NEWS FLASH: Even mediocre writers can make a living writing! So why do writers fail? Because they don’t try hard enough and have not received the proper training. However, there is one more good reason writers we fail, and that’s because they are drowning in credit card debt.
For the sake of argument, let’s say you are not encumbered with such debt, and that you would be satisfied with making a moderate living at writing. The question then becomes, how do you do it? Believe it or not, the answer is relatively simple.
Most articles don’t sell the first time out, so pretend you submit an article to a magazine three times before it is accepted. Since each submission takes about three months response time, you have nine months tied up in that one article. The publisher will usually pay upon publication, which will be another three to six months of waiting. That’s a 12-15 month wait for one article. That’s why magazines cannot be a full-time writer’s primary source of livelihood.
The secret lies in selling articles to newspapers for $15 to $20 a shot, plus $5 extra for each picture. The articles will be shorter and quicker to write. Newspapers won’t be so picky as to whether you have sold the article before. Further, there is an inexhaustible supply of newspapers to sell to. Check them out at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_newspapers_in_the_United_States_by_circulation and pick the ones with big circulation. They buy faster, print daily or weekly, and pay immediately.
Keep the articles rolling constantly, and RESELL the ones that have sold already. Over a period of time, you'll learn the editors by name and will know more of what they are looking for. That’s when almost every article will sell on first submission. And, while you're making a living that way, you can submit to magazines in your spare time.
Some writers have heard this before, yet there they sit, still wishing they could write full time. Why is that? Maybe it’s because writing for a living isn’t as romantic as it sounds. Maybe it’s because it’s very hard work. Maybe it’s because you would be satisfied barely eeking out a living with writing... if you didn't have that credit card debt.
Or maybe it’s because you are still saying, "I can’t do that," when what you really mean is – "I choose not to put myself on the line."
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