Registration is now open for Tessa Smith McGovern’s 2012 class, online or in person at the Sarah Lawrence College campus in Bronxville, NY:
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FALL 2012 WRITING FOR DIGITAL MEDIA: LINKING SHORT STORIES, NON-FICTION AND MEMOIRS
Thursdays 11am – 1pm
September 20 – December 6
(no class November 22)
One word characterizes the digital age for writers and other entrepreneurs – opportunity. Never before has it been possible to achieve so much on our own. We can write, develop a brand and a platform and then, from a position of strength, decide whether to pitch an agent or publisher in the traditional way or publish electronically.
Topics will include the possibilities for your writing and your brand, what your online and professional trajectory could look like over the coming months and years, how to integrate social media into your current work to enhance your career, and how to manage your digital life without becoming overwhelmed.
We will explore ways to link short pieces into a longer, coherent whole and how to publish on multiple platforms – iPad/iPhone, Android, Nook and Kindle. We’ll discuss when to turn your blog into a book, the benefits of transmedia (stories in prose, video and audio), and develop strategies to fit your strengths and goals.
In this highly individualized class each student will receive one-on-one support and feedback on their work. We will study classic short stories by authors such as Virginia Woolf and Anton Chekhov that still work in the digital age, and write in-class exercises to further your individual projects.
Tessa Smith McGovern is an award-winning short story writer whose many publication credits include the Connecticut Review and the English Arts Council at the Southbank Centre, London. She is founder and editor of eChook Digital Publishing, which publishes short story and memoir collections on multiple platforms: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, Nook, and Kindle, as well as original Web-based stories at echook.com. The stories have been read by thousands of readers in 100+ countries. eChook has over 24 million impressions on Facebook and 1,100+ Twitter followers.
In 2012, eChook Digital Publishing’s ‘Memoir, Vol. 1′ won a silver medal in the eLit Awards.
In 2012, Tessa Smith McGovern’s ‘London Road: Linked Stories’ won a gold medal in the eLit Awards.