coming soon to a town near you

... coming soon to a town near you

Monday, March 21, 2022

2022 zoom classes


SPRING & SUMMER ZOOM CLASSES (Tuesday nights)

REGISTER ONLINE www.sierracommunityed.org


Memoir: Your Slice of Life Stories                                                      3/8-22 (3 sessions; 6:30-8pm)  $69

The memoir is about a slice of your life and Ingrid shows you how to turn piles of information into logical reading matter.

Start Organizing Your Book Today                                                      4/5-19 (3 sessions; 6:30-8pm)  $69

Learn about the essential, but non-creative, parts of your book in layman’s terms—plus, what’s important and what’s not, and why. 

Prepare Your Book for Self-Publishing                                              6/7 (1 session; 6:30-9pm)  (see Summer catalog online)

Look at the different publishing models and three popular book printers: iStreet Press (local), KDP/Kindle Direct Print (Amazon), and Ingram Spark (Ingram Content Group). Pick the right one for your book.                                                                    

Write an Engaging Travel Blog                                                        6/14-28 (3 sessions; 6:30-8pm)  (see Summer catalog online)

Discover how to keep your readers coming back time-after-time.

Start Organizing Your Book Today                                                    7/26-8/9 (3 sessions; 6:30-8pm)  (see Summer catalog online)

 

Monday, July 5, 2021

Start Organizing Your Book Today


 PREFACE, INTRODUCTION, FOREWORD....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.

Four sessions (July 13, 20, 27, Aug 3) offered through Sierra College Community Education - see 2021 Tour (to the right)

Monday, April 12, 2021

Write Engaging Blog Posts



Thinking about starting a blog, journaling your travels, or need some inspiration for the blog you're already writing? The process starts with identifying your unique way of seeing and putting words on paper. You’ll discover how to keep your words fresh and select the right photos to engage your readers. 

Join us for a three-session online zoom class through Sierra College Community Education in April/May 2021.


Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Start Organizing Your Book Today



PREFACE, INTRODUCTION, FOREWORD....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.

Four sessions (March 3, 10, 17 24) offered through Sierra College Community Education - see 2021 Tour (to the right)

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Giving Thanks in Turbulent Times

 

FREE online ZOOM writing workshop focused on finding grace and gratitude while navigating a chaotic world

 Tues., Nov. 24, 4-6pm PST

Writers Giving Thanks

Jennifer Basye Sander,

NY Times Best Selling Author

At this FREE online zoom workshop, former Random House Senior Editor and memoir writing coach Jennifer Basye Sander will help you rid yourself of pandemic negativity and revitalize the desire to write by giving writers freedom to dispel fears and foster optimism. This uplifting writing experience promises to leave you with an open heart, able to recognize and appreciate acts of kindness occurring during the pandemic. 

  Revitalize your desire to write - toss aside negative attitudes

  Modify your thought process - access positive writing energy

  Recognize the sweet spot of your new world experience

  Generate new material to get back into the flow

  Share a creative experience in the company of fellow writers

  Prepare for an unusual holiday season

 

The Little Book of Christmas Joy: True Holiday Stories to Nourish the Heart     

by Jennifer Basye Sander, 2020

A lovely anthology of 55 short heartwarming holiday stories written by authors from coast-to-coast. Enchiladas, love letters, blind dates, and candle wax all find their way into the stories that will make your 2020 Holiday season sweet and warm like a cup of hot cocoa. 

Available at your local bookstore or online.

Seasons greetings for a hopeful future 

from The Book-in-Hand Roadshow

 

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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.