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Writing With Mikki Kendall

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In order to get published, writers must submit. Submitting that first piece, or submitting after a few rejections, can feel daunting. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, I can help you get that piece polished, identify good markets for it, craft your pitch or cover letter, and help ensure plenty of people read your words once they're out there.

I'm just here for the non-fiction!

The non-fiction workshop on May 6th will help you with generating an idea, writing a good pitch letter, finding outlets and using social media to drive traffic to your pieces.

Hour 1: Getting an idea on paper, finding an outlet and pitching it. This hour will largely be on Slack as you will be working through finding a news peg, researching outlets (including who pays), and crafting a pitch letter that stands out.

Hour 2: There will be a short video class on meeting word counts, pitfalls to avoid, and how to do research so that your article is solidly sourced. Then you're going to write 600 to 800 words on your idea.

10 minute snack break

Hour 3: Reading time! You'll be paired up to read each other's articles while I read all of them and give individual notes on how to improve each piece. Pairs will have time to work out what they feel is missing as a potential member of the audience for that article. Then you'll have time for revisions.

10 minute break so we can stretch

Hour 4: Feedback time! I'll be on chat & every atttendee will have time to talk to me about their revised article as well as ask any questions they didn't want to share with the group.

But what about fiction?

The fiction workshop on May 20th will help you with generating an idea, writing a draft, polishing that draft for submission and finding outlets for it.

Hour 1: Getting an idea on paper, This hour will largely be on Zoom as you will be talking through finding inspiration, researching outlets (including who pays), and crafting a query that stands out. I'm focusing on shorter fiction for feedback, but we will also discuss long fiction.

Hour 2: Research and writing time. There will be a short post on Slack detailing places to do research if your story idea requires a skill set or experience you don't have as well as information about finding sensitivity readers.

10 minute snack break

Hour 3: Reading time! You'll be paired up to read each other's rough drafts while I read all of them and give individual notes on how to improve each piece. Pairs will have time to work out what they feel is missing as a potential member of the audience for that story. Then you'll have time for revisions.

10 minute break so we can stretch

Hour 4: Feedback time! I'll be on chat & every atttendee will have time to talk to me about their revised draft as well as ask any questions they didn't want to share with the group.

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What's the refund policy?

There are no refunds. If for some reason you cannot make your scheduled date we will work out a makeup date.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. Just let me know in advance so I can give that person access to the course materials.

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