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Ghost Stories


 with Lori Soard

short description:
Ever want to write a ghostly tale? This is your chance!
long description:
This course is broken into four weeks. At the end of the course, you'll have completed a short, ghost story.

Week 1: Basics of Plotting
Week 2: Ghostly Tales--How to make your stories spooky
Week 3: Characterization, Dialogue, Editing
Week 4: In Depth Critique, Feedback, Info on Queries

level of difficulty:
all welcome
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 session structure





Ghost Stories

live session

Ever want to write a ghostly tale? This is your chance!

4h 0m

total duration: 4h 0m over 1 session(s)
comments: n.a.

discussion forums: 1

Available to book on the following pre-scheduled starting dates:

start: (GMT) 08 February 2004 03:00 internet time: @167 | view full details |

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duration: 4h 0m
fee: 25US$  (250lp)
payment: at booking
delivery method: live online and self-paced

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United States

Lori Soard

description of :
Lori has spent more than fourteen years in the teaching field and the last ten involved in the writing community. She had a Ph.D. in Journalism and Creative Writing and is a multipublished writer.
Teacher's qualifications:
1199 South Oden Drive
Greenfield, IN 46140 Phone 317-462-9830
Fax 317-462-0037
Lori Soard
Education [ 1995-2001 ] Warnborough University
? Ph.D. in Journalism and Creative Writing

[ 1992-1994 ] Indiana University
Masters Work in Journalism
[ 1988-1991 ] Indiana University
B.S. in English Education
Worked as a substitute English teacher for two years. Worked for Indiana Department of Education for one year, editing newsletter and material for home schoolers in the state of Indiana.

Professional experience [ 1992-1994 ] Indigo Books Greenfield, Indiana
? Opened a small press publishing company. I was responsible for submissions and plot revision edits.
? Supervised four other editors and in charge of editor training.

[ 1994-1997 ] Yellow Sticky Notes Indiana
Senior Editor
? Founded a print magazine for readers and writers. The magazine was a spin-off of a website I owned at the time (
? Responsible for content, final editing, and magazine design.

[ 1993-current ] Cutting Edge Writing Indiana
Freelance Writer & Editor
? Published in numerous magazines and periodicals, including Woman?s World.
? Edited content for client websites as well as aspiring author manuscripts.
? Novels published include Housebreaking A Husband (Five Star) and upcoming Lipstick Diaries (Five Star); Nonfiction guide Become A Romance Writer (Fab Job).

[ 2001-current ] Institute of Children?s Literature
? Critique and instruct students via both snail mail and email through college accredited course.

Additional professional activities Served as president of From The Heart, RWA Chapter; Co-founded and served as chairperson of World Romance Writers; served on the national board of Romance Writers of America. Occasionally, work as a stringer for the local newspaper.
References Karen Crawford Editor, Greenfield Daily Reporter (317) 462-5528
Robin Casey Institute of Children?s Literature
Objective Secure a freelance editing position with a growing publishing company where I can utilize my teaching, writing, and editing skills to help other writers.

's preferred teaching style:
Dear Student:

I believe that the best learning occurs through one-on-one interaction between teacher and student. I encourage students to ask any questions they might have. I also have a large library of resource articles that can help you understand any particular technique more easily.

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