Mommas, this class is for you! The value of this class comes from working one-on-one with the instructor on your individual essay(s). For each of the 3 weeks, you submit an essay (500-1,000 words), new or revised. At the end of three weeks, you will have at least one completed essay ready to go out on submission—or up to three keepsake essays to tuck into that binder forever. This class is for those who feel comfortable with the personal essay format. This class will offer the perfect trio for writers: weekly accountability, words down on the page (at last!) and personal feedback.
On Mondays, I will post tips on personal essays and submission opportunities in a private Facebook group and answer any questions. On Sunday, you will send in your (new or revised) essay between 500-1,000 words. By Wednesday, I will email back personal, detailed feedback, which will include notes on theme, emotion, dialogue and more, directly into the Word document. I will be sure to share my insights on the places where the piece worked well, as well as places that could get even better with a little push! For the third week, you will submit an essay to at least one publication.
Materials needed: Access to the Internet, Facebook, and e-mail.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Kandace Chapple is the editor and publisher of Grand Traverse Woman Magazine, a regional women’s publication in Michigan. She has spent 17 years coaching writers in her publication and helping them polish their personal essays. Her own essays have appeared in Writer’s Digest, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Literary Mama, Motherwell and more. She hosts weekly #Friday500 coaching sessions where writers submit 500 words every Friday (or else!). She is also a well-known freelance writer for publications in Michigan, including Traverse Magazine. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Education with a minor in Journalism and a Bachelor’s degree in Business. She loves to mountain bike on Northern Michigan trails, hike with her dog, Cookie, and spend time with her husband and two sons. Visit her at www.kandacechapple.com.
COST: $150, which includes weekly assignments and individual feedback from the instructor. You will also be invited to a private Facebook group for student interaction and discussion.
BUY NOW: Motherhood Essays with Kandace Chapple (3 weeks, starting 2/3/2021) Limit: 12 students. Early registration is recommended.
This class is now closed. Please check out our current schedule here.
Notes: Upon successful completion of payment, your name, email address, and contact info will be submitted to your instructor. Just before class begins, she will e-mail you with instructions on how to get started.
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