"Kathryn was amazing and the course was exactly what I was looking for. Her instruction was clear and her advice consistently helpful. In four short weeks, I felt like Kathryn really "showed me the ropes" and helped give me the encouragement and direction I needed to market my writing.
The best part of my experience was how approachable Kathryn was. The course itself was current and relevant and very helpful, but it was Kathryn's teaching style that made it work for me. Kathryn has a way of relating at a level even a beginner like myself can understand. She was warm and supportive, and her critiques were gentle, sensible, and explained so clearly it was like a light came on every time she caught something and recommended improvement.
I would confidently recommend this
course for anyone who wants to market their personal experiences and
needs a place to begin."
It's been a few years now since I took
Kathryn Lay's "Personal Experience" class, but I think I have never been
so productive within such a short period of time as I was then. One of
my essays written for the class was grabbed up by the Christian Science
Monitor, who published it even before sending me a contract (!); others
have found other homes. The lesson to me is clear: take it again.
|Writing & Marketing Your
Facilitator: Kathryn Lay
Magazine and book readers like to relate to personal
experience stories. Through reading a piece with a problem similar to
theirs, they can learn, share the emotion, and feel they are not alone;
without being preached at or judged. Whether you have a story worthy
of a "Drama in Real Life" or a humorous look at cleaning the hall
closet, your average and not-so-average experiences can find homes in
print. Magazines, books, and anthologies are open to personal
experience pieces that teach, encourage, challenge, and make readers laugh
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Books recommended on this page are not required reading for participation in the course. Required materials, if any, are listed in the course syllabus.
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