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... coming soon to a town near you

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Create an Anthology: Turning Special Stories into Gift Books



Learn how to gather your special stories and turn them into a gift book. Compiling an anthology is far easier than you think! 

You'll learn how to capture and organize special moments and memories before they flitter away. As the book compiler, you don’t even have to write all the stories yourself. An anthology can be a fun project for any group, organization, or family.

Topics covered include how to: compile an anthology, select a theme, involve other authors, organize and format the content, and how to launch and distribute the book.




Saturday, September 21, 2019

Letting Pictures Drive the Words: writing travel stories that entice your readers to return


Whether it’s a travel blog, journal or the next great novel, your writing will capture the interest of the reader when the visuals drive the story. 

Join award-winning author and street photographer, Ingrid Lundquist, to learn her method of ‘photo-driven’ storytelling. 

Learn how to build a ‘photo-driven’ story, edit your photos to tell the right story, and then identify information to leave out and information to include to enrich your writing and bring your audience back time-and-again. 

NOTE: This four-hour workshop is taking place on Sat, Oct 5 at the Nevada County Campus of Sierra College in Grass Valley. Open to all levels of interest and experience.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Miffed by the Book Parts




The very important, but often-ignored-until-the-last-minute, grey area of the book is referred to simply as “the book parts.” These are the free-standing written pieces (introduction, foreword, preface, dedication, index, table of contents, etc.) are combined with your manuscript, graphic design and formatting before your story ever makes it to book-in-hand.

There’s a reason the elements exist and a way to write them to add value to your work. You'll learn important tips on how to write the book parts to your marketing advantage and insider-secrets on hooking different audiences.


Sunday, August 11, 2019

Write Blogs that Entice and Inspire




Looking to enhance your writing? 

Learn to ignite your stories and inspire your readers with fresh vocabulary and photography during this two-day literary workshop featuring lectures, discussions, writing exercises, and oral readings.

Surrounded by breathtaking architectures and art that spans centuries, the Crocker offers the perfect environment to release your inner talents. 

No experience is required. Museum hours 10am-5pm on Sundays. Come early, have lunch in the cafe and check out the galleries.
Free parking on Sundays.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Start Organizing Your Book Today






Did you give up on writing a book after the thrill of writing the first 20 pages left you dizzy. Or maybe you got to the end of the story and were too exhausted to assemble the other pieces required to complete your book project.
Spend some time with award-winning author Ingrid Lundquist and learn how to navigate the mysterious land of book parts. She explains the different elements of a book in layman’s terms, shows you what’s important and what’s not, and explains why. You’ll get tips to ease you through the writing and assembly of the essential, but non-creative, parts of your book. 

In the end you’ll no longer be miffed by the book parts – you’ll know how to turn your story into a real book without feeling like you forgot something in the rush to get done.


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Letting Pictures Drive the Words: Writing Travel Stories that Entice



Whether it's a travel blog, journal or the next great novel, your writing will capture the interest of the reader when the visuals drive the story. Readers don't want to struggle through another boring tale about the waiter delivering the wrong dessert or the rocky boat ride.

Talk about the color and the aromas and how the place makes you feel. Bring your story to life by sharing secrets only you would uncover...  just by being there. Join award-winning author and street photographer Ingrid Lundquist to learn her method of 'photo-driven' storytelling. 

You'll understand how to build a 'photo-driven' story, edit your photos to tell the right story, and be able to identify information to leave out and information to include to enrich your writing and bring your audience back time-and-again.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Write Engaging Travel Blogs

Travel blog, journal or the next great novel… experienced and novice writers will capture the interest of the reader when imagery drives the story. 

You’ll learn how to bring your story to life by sharing your unique perspective, be it secrets from the kitchen or the meaning of the logos on the boat sails. Join award-winning author and street photographer Ingrid Lundquist to learn her method of 'photo-driven' storytelling. 



You'll understand how to edit your photos to tell the right story, identify information to leave out and information to include that will enrich your writing and engage the reader.