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Student Testimonies

* 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 Mr. 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 have given me skills 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. > 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.

* Lynn Carroll was very thorough, thoughtful, encouraging, knowledgeable and motivating. The one-on-one class experience is like no other class I've attended. I believe this promotes the desire to learn and helps with follow-through. Lynn gave me such a confidence boost, all the while being candid about my strengths and weaknesses. He was understanding when I had a crazy couple of weeks and allowed flexibility for homework. I so appreciated Lynn's honesty and heart. You said you enjoyed having me as a student, but you have no idea how the whole class and mentoring system helped me. I'll be forever grateful for all that Deb, Lynn, and Jo have given me. You are all truly unique. Linda C.

 


 

What's Hot and What's Not

by Kevin Keeney

The hot item for this month is the Swiss Army Knife for writers – The Multi-Tool Pen. With this pen, there is no need to have anything else in your writing life. Amaze your friends. Astonish your family. Get one. Get two.

This amazing instrument of creation and destruction can punch holes, strip insulation off wires, remove staples, file nails, trim Christmas ribbon, cut a pencil in half, tighten loose screws with either a Phillips or flat head, tweeze nose and ear hairs, scrape paint, eat clams casino with the stainless steel fork… and did I mention you can write with it?

No more digging through drawers for a lost screwdriver. No more scouring the bathroom for missing tweezers. No more searching for your hole punch. With the Multi-Tool Pen in your pocket, you’ll be ready for all kinds of emergencies, along with your daily writing sessions.

This is the perfect gift for the writer who is impossible to buy for. No need to worry about getting this gift back next Christmas. Everyone will appreciate this wonderful piece of craftsmanship and ingenuity.

The Multi-Tool Pen is available in black or a becoming shade of blue. This stylish pen will make their writing flow from the tip like water through a funnel. This nifty little number rates a ten on our chart! Check it out at http://amzn.to/1R1NyvL.

 


 

Writing Terminologies

for Sports Journalism

by Michelle Kaye Malsbury, BSBM, MM

This is a great study for writing sports journalism.

Ace describes a very good job at whatever sport the athletes are playing. Can also be used to designate the best player in the game. “Tiger Woods was the ace of the entire PGA and he blew it!”

Class, used as a noun in this instance, is a feature of sportswriters. “Classy” being a player who is courteous to the writers and his/her opposing team. “Classless” occurs when the coach passes on a postgame handshake.

Distraction used as a noun means anything that hinders winning the game.

Era as an adjective connotes a certain period of time. Sometimes this period is marked by the presence or lack of presence of a Superstar athlete or coach: “pre-Johnson era”.

Glass jaw is someone's Achilles heel (weakness)

Hat-trick used in baseball would me that the batting team took three bases. A threefold play. “The Cubs just pulled a hat-trick and the crowds are going wild!.”

Jumps in figure skating are the interchanges whereby skaters leap or rotate their bodies on the ice. In addition to simple jumps, there are six main revolving jumps: the axel, the loop, the toe loop, the salchow, the lutz, and the flip. “Michelle Kwan just performed a triple lutz followed by the salchow and toe loop. What a seamless performance she gave tonight.”

Kill or kill shot in badminton describes a rapid downward shot that is not easily returned. “Sabrina went in for her kill-shot and Victoria was absolutely unable to reciprocate. Point Sabrina.”

Net shot in either tennis or badminton means a shot from the forecourt that barely clears the net and then drops off precipitously.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of various sports terminologies, and this column just touches the tip of that list.

 


 

Getting Started in Writing

What would you give to be a good writer? Would you be willing to study hard? Would you be willing to start at the bottom? Would you be willing to invest in yourself? That’s what learning the writing trade is all about, and most students can learn it in two years or less at Creative Writing Institute.

 


 

Knocking on the Publisher’s Door

by Terri Cummings

What is it like to climb the non-published mountain, knock on the publisher’s door and watch it crack open? In a way, it's like trekking Mount Everest. Legs burn, heart pounds, lungs squeeze as the mouth sucks in high altitude scattered air molecules. But when a trekker reaches the summit, the world spreads its arms and offers a fresh view! Relief, excitement, and success fuse. Dopamine explodes from the brain, zings through the chest, and replaces toil’s pain. When my work appears online or in print, my dopamine rushes, skin tingles, and eyes crinkle. Like an addict, I crave bites of success. Achievement trumps the toil.

For three years, I sat behind the desk, read books, studied, and wrote. In time, friends, family, and I spread the word of my poetry and fiction novel endeavors. Then a writing group invited me to join.

Members of the Wednesday Writers Group critique one another’s work. We revise and start over again. Week after week. Literally and figuratively, our voices evolve as we read drafts of poems, short stories, flash fiction, plays, blogs, and novels aloud.

Last April, I read three poems at an open mike poetry event. Unbeknownst to me, two editors of two different literary journals sat in the audience. Afterward, they asked me to submit my work. For the first time, I experienced the rush of a writer, published and validated.

Like a sponge, I absorb instruction from Creative Writing Institute’s mentors, as well as independent workshops, books, and blogs. Although the learning process continues, it enhances but does not replace the creative process. I study as I write and submit work to literary journals, magazines, and contests. Over and over again. It’s an endless process.

At poetry readings, the hush that blankets an audience embraces me when I stand before the microphone. Afterward, other poets and writers critique my reading and writing. They share contest or workshop information, send invitations to literary events, and include me in social gatherings. A new circle of friends and acquaintances, separate from family, has formed.

Like a high five, payment for a written piece rewards the writer. I received $1.25 for a 220-word flash fiction piece. Not enough for a burger, but enough for a dose of dopamine. In the spring of 2016, an independent book publisher will print my first chapbook. Then I’ll rake in $7.00 of the $15.00 price. When I complete the fiction novel, I may self-publish it and keep the proceeds.

Although I have not broken into the literary world, I’m peeking around the door. Occasionally, someone hears my tiny voice calling from the mountains of submitted poems and manuscripts.

Success is within your reach, too, if you stay on track. Every day, study, read, and write. Join a writing group or start your own. Identify prospective writing platforms, and submit your work. Let the publisher hear your voice. When you crash through the door and conquer the mountain, savor the rush. Then start again. Best wishes in your endeavors!


Writing Tip

Delete as many forms of the verb “to be” as possible, since they usually produce passive voice. That includes is, am, are, was, were, be, being and been. These are dead verbs that say nothing. According to Wikipedia, allowed forms are: become, has, have, had (use sparingly), I’ve, you’ve, do, does, doing, did, can, could, will, would, shall, should, ought, may, might and must. The fact that they are allowed, however, does not make them desirable. Get rid of as many as possible because all of them weaken sentence structure. Likewise, using “could” and “would” will drop you into a trap that you will find hard to escape.

 


 

Reader, Student, and Staff Accomplishments

Step right up and be counted. No matter how big or how small YOUR accomplishments, send them to DeborahOwen@CWInst.com and see them published in this column.

We take special pride in our first announcement from Kevin Keeney, one of our volunteer writers. Congratulations, Kevin!:

* Quote: " Today, after years of procrastinating and NOT writing, I received my first rejection. Thanks to you and CWI, I am now an official writer! Feel free to put my "accomplishment" in the newsletter with the more successful accomplishments if you like. Kevin Keeney  *High fives, Kevin!

* Diane Robinson, tutor for Writing for Children, says Sir Princess Petra's Mission, book three in multi-award winning series The Pen Pieyu Adventures, is now featured in a Goodreads Giveaway until September 28, 2016 at https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/201676-sir-princess-petra-s-mission. Amazon is also featuring a paperback sale and the price fluctuates daily at http://amzn.to/2ch8HRx.

The Dragon Grammar book, for middle grades through adults, will be released soon. If you are interested in reviewing it, email Diane at robinsond@mcsnet.ca.

Newcomers who sign up for her newsletter will receive the 55-page pdf. Sir Princess Petra coloring book. Subscribe here: https://dragonsbook.com/subscribe/.
Stay tuned for a coloring contest coming up--separate adult and kid divisions.

* Congratulations to student Karin Krafft who won first place in the Cedar Mill Writing Group for the month of April. The topic was irresistible temptation. Karin is presently enrolled in Short Story Safari and we are excited to watch her progression. Good job, Karin!

* Just released, CWI instructor, Emily-Jane Hills Orford's young adult novel Gerlinda... a troubling story about a young girl whose father, once a Hitler youth, abuses his family and makes life miserable for the children both at home and at school. Set in the 1960's, all Gerlinda wants is to feel like she belongs - somewhere. http://www.amazon.com/Gerlinda-Emily-Jane-Hills-Orford/dp/0692693785/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1461603736&sr=8-1&keywords=Gerlinda

* Amazingly Extra-Ordinary Women receives 5 star review from Maria Beltran. Emily-Jane Hills Orford honors the countless women who have made a difference in the lives of others. Throughout history, there have been millions of women all over the world who have done so and in millions of different ways so that writing this book must have been a dilemma for the author. Ms. Orford, however, found a beautiful solution out of this conundrum by simply identifying the fields where these women made their marks and zeroing in on the personalities that must have made the most unforgettable impression on her.

The result is a book that is an easy, informative and enjoyable read. Although this is not a voluminous book, it surprisingly offers a wealth of information about extraordinary women in history and it is one that we are not likely to forget. This is because the author presents her subjects in such a way that we get to know these amazingly extraordinary women as real people and not just as footnotes in history.

* CWI student, Carlene Barrett, is pleased to announce her poem, The Straw that Broke, has been published in the highly esteemed ArtAscent (Art & Literature Journal 16, December 2015 issue), on page 85.  Congratulations,Carlie!  This is just the beginning, girlfriend. 

* Terri Cummings, up and coming writer/poet and student of Creative Writing Institute, is pleased to announce three of her poems, Death of a Marriage, A New Season, and Grey Abbey made it into the semi-finals of the 2015 Songs of Eretz Poetry Contest. The results will be out at the end of the year. > Three more poems will make it into the Songs of Eretz Poetry Review and they are: Pearl Harbor:  USS Oklahoma, Home of the Brave, and Starving Artists. Publshing date unknown.> And believe it or not -- Tight Spaces, Heart Land and Soul Cleaning will be published in the Winter 2015 Issue of Dragon Poet Review. The expected publishing date is December 1, 2015. Check it out at http://dragonpoetreview.com

Update: Terri just received a notice saying her poem, The Phantom Read, has been accepted by Still Crazy. Congratulations!

Folks, THIS is how you market!!! Keep sending those submissions over and over and over again. Terri has the process nailed! High fives, Terri!

* Readers’ Favorite is proud to announce To Be a Duke by Emily-Jane Hills Orford took Honorable Mention in the Fiction - Animals Category in the 2015 International Book Award Contest. The same book was also named Finalist in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Congratulations, Emily-Jane, writing tutor for Novel Writing and other writing courses at Creative Writing Institute.

* High fives to one of our writing judges, Jianna Higgins, who won first place in the Chatelaine Awards! She also won a gold medal in the Global eBook Awards and was a semi-finalist in the 2015 Kindle Book Awards. Jianna has been studying with Creative Writing Institute for some time. She has already formed her writing platform and accomplished outstanding achievements. Congratulations on a job well done, Jianna! We are so proud of you.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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BLACK FRI

by Deborah Owen, CEO & Founder of CWI

If you want a Black Friday sale, I'll give you one! Prices haven't been this low in years.
 
The regular price for an eight-week writing course WITH a private tutor is $260 (comparable to $450 courses in other schools), but for Black Friday, all courses are only...


$189.00
USD


Sale ends at midnight, EST, Sunday, evening, November 27, 2016. There is one condition. Our website will not accept changes in the regular price, so you must sign up through me. Just drop me a note at DeborahOwen@CWinst.com and I’ll give you instructions. Something like:
 
“Dear Deb. I would like to enroll in ______________.”

Further, I will be happy to give:
 
* Free consultation to help you select the right course for your level of learning.
* Free payment plan with no interest
* Take up to a year to start your course


* Sorry, no refunds at this price

Choose your course on this page!

* Only  
$189.00  USD
* Study at home in your pajamas!
* Contact your personal tutor as often as you wish.
* CWI will adapt your lesson and homework to fit your needs.

Class seating is limited to ten students, so hurry. Sale closes 11/26/16 at midnight, EST.

Creative Writing Institute, at your service!

 
 


 

Short Story Contest Winners Announced!
 

Congratulations to our short story winners! The scoring was so close that three people tied for honorable mention. Wow!

"Judge's Pick" stories are entries that are sponsored into the anthology by a judge who especially liked that story. We also print stories that did not win but placed high in point scoring. The anthology will also contain stories written by staff, judges, invited guest authors and stories donated by a number of best-selling writers. Thirty stories will be available in both eBook and book form by mid-December, priced for tight pocketbooks! So, without further ado, congratulations to...

Martha Readyoff, who took first place!
Jennifer Doss, second place!
Karen Rush, third place!


Honorable Mentions:

Ronnie Dauber
Autumn Fenton
Louis Mathews

Judge's Picks:

Bob Dunlap
Cara Minahan
Erica Kasper
Mart Puniste
Victor Espinosa

Contest Stories that Will go in the Anthology Because of Point Standing:


Carol White
Dianne Bown-Wilson
Glenda Shepherd
Diane Maciejewski
Nellotie Chastain
Linda Kay Christensen
Stewart Hase
Phyllis Campbell
 

 


 

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in

pictures of silver.

Proverbs 25:10

 


 


 

Success depends on your courage - not your circumstances.

U are in control of your own destiny.

Confidence is a necessity. If it isn't real, that's fine. Fake it 'til you make it.

Creativity is key. Approach articles and stories with a unique angle.

Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and take refresher courses to stay motivated.

Stop making excuses.

Simple planning will help you find success in 2016.

Have business cards made. They aren't expensive. Pass them out freely and declare yourself to be a writer. Don't try to sell anything without having it professionally edited. Don't try to succeed without having the proper education to do so. Learning to write is one of the least expensive vocations you can pursue. Most people can learn the basics with three courses. What do you have to lose? If you don't try, you'll never know what you might have become.

Becoming a writer takes courage.

 

 

Your desire for success must be greater than

your fear of failure.

 


 

Get Creative Writing Institute's 2015 Anthology - BARGAIN!

Creative Writing Institute presents its third annual anthology entitled BARGAIN! All thirty stories are centered around the theme sentence, I got more than I bargained for. Get your copy at http://amzn.to/1OlBqzN, available in both eBook and print book. Stories are written by CWI short story contest winners, finalists, judges of the contest, CWI staff  and five best selling authors. Genres include general fiction, humor, fantasy, romance, dystopian, horror and sci-fi. Get it now at http://amzn.to/1OlBqzN.

 


 

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that Offers Free Courses to Cancer Patients

We also provide professionally written creative writing courses to the general public at great prices. At CWI, you will receive a private tutor at no extra cost. He/she will provide personal feedback as often as you want it. At CWI, we go the extra mile that others only talk about!

If you are a cancer survivor and wish to apply for a scholarship, see http://www.cwinst.com/faq.php.

 

 

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Self-Publishing Vs. Traditional Publishing

by Emily-Jane Hills Orford

Beware! Publishers can demand refunds on advance royalties! More on this later. 

The novel is done, finished! You’ve typed the last page, read it through once or twice to edit your work (hopefully more than that), and you realize the manuscript deserves another set of eyes to perfect it and make it error free. You wonder, though, if it’ll ever be totally error free.  

Nevertheless, it’s on to the next task: publishing your book. You would like to think your novel will be snatched up, published, and instantly appear on the New York Times’ Best Seller’s List. So… how do you get your book on that list when big name publishing houses don’t seem to be lining up at your doorstep? Maybe the news hasn’t leaked to the press that the next great classic has just been written.  

One step at a time. You have a big decision to make. Should you sell it or self-publish? Research to choose the publisher that best suits your book, but don’t give up on the idea of self-publishing, which will also require research (and a lot of networking with other authors).  

First, you must understand the difference between the different types of publishing. There was a time when all you had to do was find a traditional publishing house that marketed books similar to yours and you were as good as set. There are big name traditional publishing houses, small independent publishing houses (some of which are traditional in the sense that they pay royalties), vanity press publishing houses that take your money (and lots of it) to print your book (leaving you to do all the rest), and the POD publishers (publish on demand) who prepare the layout and print whatever number of books you order. There are also publishing houses that do a little of all of the above.  

Confused yet? Well, you should be. You probably thought the hard part was writing a novel, but the hardest part is yet to come and marketing can be downright scary at times. Hang in there and try to enjoy the ride. Good or bad, you’ll learn a lot along the way. 

The traditional publisher may be the preferred route, since they will edit, print, distribute, advertise, promote and pay royalties. They might even present you with an advance on royalties. All you have to do is sign a ten to twenty page contract and show up for the book launches, signings and readings.  

Sound too good to be true? It might be just that. Did you know a publisher can reserve the right to demand a refund on advanced royalties if they don’t sell as many books as expected? Best option, if you receive an advance, don’t spend it. Invest it and let it grow while you await the publisher’s final verdict.  

The problem is, until you’re well known, or unless you know someone who knows a bigger someone, your manuscript is more likely to end up in the slush pile, unread, and waiting for a wanna-be-editor to send you a form-rejection letter. Sad, but true. You have to be someone to become someone. 

Remember, though, that despite the slush piles and rejection letters, and brutal, selfless wanna-be-editors, you ARE someone! And… there is another way to publish your work. If you take the time and invest the money for a proper editing job, a catchy cover image, and a tireless, relentless publicity consultant, a self-published or POD or Vanity book can be quite successful. It can make money and even open the same doors to traditional publishing houses.  

The bottom line is… don’t despair. Don’t give up. Believe in yourself. Believe in your work. And keep trying. In the meantime, keep writing.

PROS AND CONS OF DIFFERENT PUBLISHING ROUTES

Type of Publisher

Pros

Cons

Traditional

1. Contract – protects the author and the publisher.

2. Royalties on book sales – sometimes advance on royalties.

3. Publisher provides editing.

4. Publisher provides marketing/distribution/ promotional sets up book signings/launches.

5. Publisher controls all of the sales.

6. Publisher is allowed to enter books for consideration for book awards.

1. Publisher may demand return of advance on royalties if books don’t sell.

2. Author may lose control of publisher’s editing recommendations.

3. Author may not have any say in book layout, cover, promotional material, etc.

4. Author is locked into contract until end-date.

5. Author may have to buy out contract to have rights reverted to self.

6. Traditional publishers take their time in producing your book and launching it.

Small Independent

1. Contract – protects the author and the publisher.

2. Royalties on book sales.

3. Publisher provides editing.

4. Publisher provides some of the marketing/ distribution/promotional/sets up book signings/launches.

5. Publisher controls some
of the sales.

6. Publisher has fewer authors and often provides more one-on-one attention to each author.

7. Publisher is usually allowed to enter books for consideration for some book awards.

1. No advance on royalties.

2. Author may lose control of publisher’s editing recommendations.

3. Author may not have any say in book layout, cover, promotional material, etc.

4. Author is locked into contract until end-date.

5. Author may have to buy out contract to have rights reverted to self.

6. Small Independent publishers take their time in producing your book and launching it.

Vanity

1. Contract – protects the author and the publisher, at a cost to the author.

2. Publisher provides editing, usually at an additional cost to the author.

4. Publisher sometimes provides marketing/ distribution/promotional/sets up book signings/launches, usually at an additional cost to the author.

5. Publisher may control some of the sales. Author usually purchases set number of books at cost for author to resell.

1. No royalties. Large up-front fee.

2. Author may not have any say in book layout, cover, promotional material, etc.

3. Author is locked into contract until end-date.

4. Author may have to buy out contract to have rights reverted to author.

5. Readers, reviewers, the entire general public usually don’t take vanity-published books seriously.

6. Authors of vanity-published books are usually not allowed to enter their books to be considered for book awards.

7. It takes time and patience for the author to prepare and edit the manuscript so that it’s as perfect (as error-free as possible) as a traditionally published book.

POD (publish on demand)

1. Contract – protects the author and the publisher, at a cost to the author.

2. Publisher provides editing, usually at an additional cost to the author.

4. Publisher sometimes provides marketing/ distribution/promotional/sets up book signings/launches, usually at an additional cost to the author.

5. Publisher sells specified number of copies to author at an agreed-upon price for the author to resell.

1. No royalties. Large up-front fee.

2. Author may not have any say in book layout, cover, promotional material, etc.

3. Author is locked into contract until end-date.

4. Author may have to buy out contract to have rights reverted to self.

5. Readers, reviewers, the entire general public usually don’t take vanity-published books seriously.

6. Authors of vanity-published books are usually not allowed to enter their books to be considered for book awards.

7. It takes time and patience for the author to prepare and edit the manuscript so that it’s as perfect (as error-free as possible) as a traditionally published book.

Self – as in Kindle Direct or other similar means

1. Author has full control of editing, layout, book cover design.

2. Author has full control of marketing/distribution/ promotional/sets up book signings/launches.

3. Author may purchase any number of books at any time at cost. 

1. No contract. No royalties.

2. Large up-front fee.

3. Readers, reviewers, and entire general public usually don’t take self-published books seriously.

4. Authors of self-published books are usually not allowed to enter their books to be considered for book awards.

5. It takes time and patience for the author to prepare and edit the manuscript so that it’s as perfect (as error-free as possible) as a traditionally published book.

 

 

 


 

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