New Online Classes!

Image of maneki neko cats to accompany a blog post about online classes from speculative fiction writer Cat Rambo.

Maneki Neko cats have become something of a trademark for me. I love their cheerful faces. You'll notice one on the cover of Creating an Online Presence.

I’ve just updated the class page, but I wanted to call out something new I’m trying, one hour “conversation” classes. In each of them, we’ll drill down to a specific aspect of writing or the business of writing. Here’s the upcoming ones:

  • Putting It Out There: Submissions How to find, research, submit to, and track markets, including reprint markets and yearly “best of” anthologies. Wednesday, February 5, 7-8 PM PST
  • Speaking in Another’s Voice: Dialogue How to create authentic and entertaining dialogue that reveals character while moving the story along. Wednesday, February 12, 7-8 PM PST
  • Everyone is Interesting: Interviews How to research a subject and create an interview that showcases why someone is interesting. Wednesday, February 19, 7-8 PM PST
  • Tessellated Voices: Anthologies, Collections, and Magazines Considerations for assembling as well as submitting to anthologies and theme issues. What to think about when putting together your first collection or an anthology proposal. Tuesday, March 4, 10-11 AM PST
  • The Devil in the Details: Description How to write description that adds to the story and salts in necessary information without boring the reader. Sunday, March 9, 5-6 PM PST
  • The Choreography of Blows: Blocking How to block a scene so the reader has enough information to fill in the rest. Tuesday, March 11, 10-11 AM PST
  • Doing the Policeman in Funny Voices: Reading Aloud How to read to an audience, either real or virtual. Sunday, March 16, 5-6 PM PST

The standard classes are there as well, so check out the page of possibilities. Be aware that I will not be teaching during the second half of 2014, so these are your only chance to take a class with me this year.

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About Cat

Cat Rambo lives, writes, and teaches by the shores of an eagle-haunted lake in the Pacific Northwest. Her 200+ fiction publications include stories in Asimov's, Clarkesworld Magazine, and the magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Her story, "Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain," from her collection Near + Far (Hydra House Books), was a 2012 Nebula nominee. Her editorship of Fantasy Magazine earned her a World Fantasy Award nomination in 2012. She is the current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). She is currently working on Exiles of Tabat, the third book of the Tabat Quartet. A new story collection, Neither Here Nor There, appears from Hydra House this fall.
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