Jeanie Loiacono will be teaching “So you want to become an author?” at the Institute of Continuing Learning at YHC, Young Harris, Georgia Thursday, April 12, 19, 26, 3 Sessions, 3:15 – 5:15 pm, Cost: $16 for all three classes. To sign up: www.iclyhc.org
This three-session course will only touch the tip of the iceberg on how to become a published author, yet it will empower you with the knowledge necessary to achieve your goal, whether fiction or nonfiction.
The first session, titled “So you want to write a book?”, will cover topics such as all the roles of the participants in the publishing industry, misconceptions, and the two “Ps” — patience and professionalism.
The second, titled “Steps to Becoming an Author”, breaks down in detail what to do and when. For the last 45 minutes you will be blessed with special guest Wally Avett, author of Murder in Caney Fork, Last Bigfoot in Dixie, Rebel Bushwhacker, and Coosa Flyer. Of the four, the last three take place in North Georgia. You may even know some of the Dyers in the Union/Towns County area, decedents of Micajah Clark Dyer who invented the first airplane before the Wright brothers here in North Georgia and Coosa Flyer is written about. He will speak on his style and techniques, as well as the in-depth research required for each unique book; all of which are based on true stories.
The third, titled “Query, Synopses, and Manuscripts”, gives examples as well as hands-on guidance. In the last 45 minutes, you will have guest Jeanne Charters, author of Shanty Gold and Lace Curtain, the first two novels in the Daughters of Ireland trilogy, who will speak on historical fiction but specifically the study of foreign lands for her novels.
A facilitator of dreams, Jeanie Loiacono represents over eighty authors. Her forte is mystery, romance, thrillers, historical/military/southern fiction, and all quality fiction/nonfiction. Her passion is to see her authors succeed.
“There is nothing more rewarding than to hold one of my author’s books and know I helped bring it to fruition. I am so blessed and privileged to be able to work with some of the most talented writers in the world.”