Writer’s Seminars

Bev has trained both beginning and advanced writers from over twenty-five countries. This lively, interactive seminar includes a syllabus for each student. Classes may be one-day; an evening followed by a full-day; or a series of weekly sessions. For mission schools, a full one- or two-week workshop includes 5 hours of teaching per day, plus critique groups and writing assignments.

If you have a group of at least ten interested writers, Bev is willing to work with you. You will need to arrange for:

  • A meeting place
  • All promotion and recruitment
  • Registration and any student fees
  • Sound system, if a large group
  • Bev’s expenses (transportation and housing if at a distance from Dallas/Denton, TX area. Housing need not be an expensive hotel.)
  • Honorarium – $50 per student per day
  • Interpreter, if needed

If you have a highly motivated group of less than ten, she’s willing to come,
but needs $500 per day above expenses.

Topics can include:
*Boldfaced titles are covered in every seminar.

  • Sharpen Your Focus – Questions You Must Answer Before You Begin Writing
  • Targeting Your Audience
  • Identifying and Clarifying Your Message
  • Choosing Your Viewpoint
  • Selecting the Right Structure: Thematic, Narrative or Fiction
  • Tools of the Thematic Writer – Making Your Material Interesting and Memorable
  • Writing True Stories Using Fiction Techniques
  • Writing For Magazines – Types of Articles and Selecting Your Markets
  • Taking Your Reader into Your Scenes
  • Editing Your Own Work
  • How to Know Whether You Have a Book – and Whether You Should be the Writer
  • How to Keep ‘Em Turning the Pages
  • The Writer’s Support Network – Other Writers, Prayer Partners, Writers’ Publications
  • Analyzing the Publishing Field
  • Marketing Your Writing – Selling Your Work to an Editor
  • Queries, Cover Letters, Book Proposals
  • Reselling Articles
  • Sell Before You Write – Effective Use of Query Letters and Book Proposals
  • Promoting Your Writing – The Media and the Speaking Circuit
  • Promotion Tips from Pre-publication to Follow-up
  • Writing Other Peoples’ Stories – Ghost and With-Writing
  • Interviewing Techniques and Taboos
  • Writing for the Child-Reader
  • Writing for the Cross-Over Market

To schedule a Writers’ Seminar for your church or school, email: caruso@across2u.com

Check out her writing and training credits

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