New Writing Classes! One Virtual and One In-Person

I’m excited to announce two new writing classes coming in September 2021. One is a virtual class and one is in-person.

And one more highly anticipated class is coming in October.

Take a Writing Class by Victoria M. Johnson

 

All classes are offered through Capitola Recreation.

In Praise of Poetry

Sept 1 – Sept 29

Join me for this invigorating class where you’ll explore and write several forms of poetry.  From Acrostic to Haiku—from Ode to Triolet—and a few other poetic forms—you’ll have fun while learning and creating.  We’ll look at work by experienced poets and discover how to put some of their techniques and craft elements into practice.  Gain exposure to new poets, forms, and styles while unearthing your own voice.  Novices as well as seasoned poets will be enriched by the instruction.

This is a live virtual class taught on Zoom.  5 meetings.

For more information or to register:

Call Capitola Recreation at: (831) 475-5935

Or Visit:  Capitola Recreation website

Registration for this class has ended.

 

Self-Publishing Bootcamp

Sept 21 – Oct 12

Calling all writers who want to become published authors in 2021! This course introduces you to everything you need to know to professionally turn your manuscript into a book that you can sell or give to others. Whether you want to self-publish a novel, a nonfiction book, or your poetry, you will learn how to turn your words into a book or an ebook. This fun, helpful class will cover manuscript preparation, book production elements, publishing platforms, marketing, and much more. Register today to discover the steps to self-publishing success.

This is an in-person class taught at Capitola Recreation.  4 meetings.

For more information or to register:

Call Capitola Recreation at: (831) 475-5935

Or Visit:  Capitola Recreation website

 

Then, in October 2021

I’ll be offering my ONE DAY CLASS

How to Write Your Novel in Two Weeks!

Discover techniques to write fast and get your first draft written in two weeks. Learn how to prepare for the two-week event, how to execute during the two weeks, and how to fine-tune your masterpiece. For beginners or pros, this is an exciting and motivating workshop that will help you improve your storytelling skills. Don’t waste years trying to get your novel written. Learn secrets to avoiding writer’s block and write your novel once and for all! ALSO: For those wishing to participate in NaNoWriMo—THIS—is the best workshop for you! BRING your lunch for a short break.

This is an in-person class taught at Capitola Recreation. One meeting.

For more information or to register:

Call Capitola Recreation at: (831) 475-5935

Or Visit:  Capitola Recreation website

 

I hope to see you in one of my classes soon.  Let’s get you going on your writing goals.

 

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Upcoming Workshops for Writers & Poets

TWO CLASSES Starting Soon!

Take a Workshop by Victoria M. Johnson

Any writers and poets in the Santa Cruz Area will be interested in these workshops.

Social Media For Authors And Poets

March 7, 2017

social media class by Victoria M. Johnson

Social media has become a crucial element for authors and poets in promotion and branding, finding opportunities, and fundraising. But those new to social media may not understand what platforms are best for them and what they can do once they are up and running. Some don’t understand the benefits of social media at all while others have opened accounts but don’t know what they’re doing there. This class will showcase a variety of social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, websites and more! Though the class focuses on writers and poets, all artists will benefit from this exciting workshop.

For more information or to register, click here.

Held at Capitola Community Center from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. One Day Only.

Flash Fiction Writing Bootcamp

Mar 15, 2017 to Apr 5, 2017

Flash Fiction Workshop by Victoria M. JohnsonCome learn how to create very short stories, also known as short shorts and flash or sudden fiction. Flash fiction stories have all the elements of fiction and have the power of their longer cousins to transform the reader. Discover tried-and-true techniques, look at great examples, and free your creativity to write your own flash pieces. For beginning writers or pros, this is a fun and motivating class that will help you improve your storytelling skills. Following a lecture each session, students will write new pieces based on the topics covered and prompts to get the creative juices flowing. You’ll also learn editing tips and opportunities for publishing your polished works.

For more information or to register, click here.

Held at Capitola Community Center from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. 4 Wednesdays.

Instructor Bio: Victoria M. Johnson is a published author, poet, and filmmaker. She is the writer and director of four short films and two micro-documentaries. Avalon Books published Victoria’s fiction debut, The Doctor’s Dilemma, in 2011 (A 2012 Bookseller’s Best double finalist). McGraw-Hill and General Publishing Group published her in non-fiction. In 2012 Victoria entered the indie publishing arena with a collection of romance short stories and in 2014 a how-to book on fiction writing techniques. Her poetry appears in online literary journals and print anthologies.