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Writing Children’s Books

Michael and Caroline Carroll
Dust off that story or idea you’ve been working on and bring it to the workshop for positive critique and polish. Come explore the adventure of writing and illustrating children’s books, from finding the right publisher to writing a good proposal. Receive a wide range of handouts! This class will answer the following questions:

  • How can I find the right publisher for my book?
  • How can I get my manuscript to the top of the pile? How do I write a successful query letter?
  • How do I craft a proposal that a publisher will love?
  • What are the do’s and don’ts of the writing craft?
  • What’s hot (and what’s not) in the world of children’s book publishing today?
  • Do I need an agent?
  • How do royalties and advances work?

Bring a sack lunch and a story or story concept for workshop critique.

Sat, May 7, 10-3 p.m.                                         Littleton Campus
WRIT 1002S01-82047 Add to Cart                  $149, $10 material fee to instructor


How to Write a Play

Discover the art of playwriting and the basics: character, conflict and structure, setting, dialogue and formatting. Discuss what to do next in the development and submission process. Designer for writers of all levels looking to learn the basics of writing for the stage.

Thu, May 5-26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 4 wks                Littleton Campus closed
WRIT 1015S01-82049 Add to Cart       $149, plus $10 material fee to instructor


Writing Skills and Grammar Refresher: Improve Your Writing Skills

Are you in need of a refresher for college or to write that report or business letter? Whatever your goals, a grasp of effective writing skills and English grammar is important for writing and speaking. Gain confidence to produce clean, grammatically correct work and to speak correctly whether with an individual and for a group. Discuss and practice English grammar basics such as sentence structure and punctuation. Write for clarity and for your audience. Practice what you learn through online, at home, and in-class exercises.

Wed, Apr 13-May 4, 11-12:30 p.m., 4 wks          Littleton Campus
WRIT 1019S01-82048 Add to Cart                                  $149,plus book


Writing for the Graphic Novel

Kate Caruso
Expand your creative writing horizons. Explore the process of writing and revision through script development and graphic composition.  Examine the principles of composition, different writing styles, and process used in the development of this genre.  Dive into the adventure of using the graphic novel as a vehicle for a unique, personal venue for written expression.  Any level of writing experience welcome. Contact Kate Caruso at kate.caruso@arapahoe.edu. *No class March 15/17.

Tue/Thu, Jan 19-May 10,* 1-2:15 p.m., 15 wks      Littleton Campus closed
WRIT 2017W01-81991 Add to Cart                                        $299, plus book


Creative Writing Essentials

Annie Dawid
Take those musings, meanderings, scribbled pages, and ideas that float in your head and create a lasting treasure. Discuss plot, character development, dialogue, description, scene, transition, and point of view. Fine tune writing skills and get feedback to help you grow in a pressure-free environment. Explore writing and see with a writer’s eyes. Spark ideas, gain confidence, and experiment with both fiction and nonfiction.

Mon, Apr 4-May 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 6 wks                Littleton Campus
WRIT 1010S01-80895 
Add to Cart                                              $189

Creative Writing II: Go Deeper

Kathryn Winograd
Explore the deep roots of expression and discovery within literary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, and the multiple crossovers between genres.   Choose your focus for a specific project throughout the semester or explore multiple genres through readings and exercises that emphasize the elements of craft in all literary writing. Contact Kathryn Winograd at kathryn.winograd@arapahoe.edu. *No class March 14.

Mon, Jan 25-May 9,* 5:30-8:15 p.m., 15 wks            Littleton Campus
WRIT 2005W01-81129 Add to Cart                                      $299, plus book


Travel Writing

Learn how to translate what is seen, heard, tasted, touched, smelled and felt (intuitively and physically) into publishable articles and books. Discover the writing styles and methods needed to sell material in today’s competitive market (including the how-to’s of technical aspects of lead paragraphs, descriptive passages and the uses of interviews, quotes and facts). By the end of the course, you’ll have the ability to write for the travel market.

This is a 6-week online class which begins the 2nd Wednesday of every month. For more information, to register and pay, visit our Online Courses page. Cost is $119 for 24 hours of instruction.


Creative Nonfiction

Andrea Mason
Explore a range of nonfiction, from literary journalism that incorporates creative techniques to critical review, biographical profiles, travel writing, and memoirs. Emphasis is on manuscript development and writing as a process, providing the opportunity for you to write and review nonfiction in a supportive, constructive setting. The aim is to complete one or more polished, finished pieces.  Discover markets to pitch ideas and publish your work, submission techniques, query letters, and trends in the marketplace.  All writing levels may participate. Contact Andrea Mason for information: andrea.mason@arapahoe.edu . *No class March 14.

Mon/Wed, Jan 25-May 10*, 2:30-3:45 p.m., 15 wks     Littleton Campus
WRIT 2001W01-82006 add to cart                                       $299, plus book


Beyond the Writer’s Closet: Progenitor

Kathryn Winograd
Each spring, a dedicated staff of credit students and Community Ed students create ACC’s Progenitor Art & Literary Journal from the ground up. Progenitor publishes student and community prose and art work from around the world and continues to garner awards each year from national competition. Learn the world of publishing from behind the scenes and produce ACC’s award-winning print and online journal.  We welcome literary and art-minded people of all skills and experience to join our staff. Check out arapahoe.edu/progenitor for details. Contact Kathryn Winograd at kathryn.winograd@arapahoe.edu. *No class March 15/17.

Tue/Thu, Jan 19-May 10,* 4-5:15 p.m., 15 wks     Littleton Campus  closed
WRIT 2002W01-80789 Add to Cart                                               $299 


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Fun! Fast! Convenient! Great Content! Get a Certificate! All these courses are conducted online. Click on the class links below or visit our online section to see how easy and fun online learning can be.

Section Numbers

  • S01   Apr 13
  • S02.  May 18
  • M01. June 15

To register for online courses, follow the specific class link and click on 'enroll now.'

Writing Young Adult Fiction ONLI 1100$119
Writing for ChildrenONLI 1113$119
The Craft of Magazine Writing ONLI 1061$119
Mystery WritingONLI 1114$119
Introduction to ScreenwritingONLI 1191$119
Travel WritingONLI 1118$119
Write Your Life StoryONLI 1115$119
Write and Publish Your Nonfiction BookONLI 1029$119
Writing EssentialsONLI 1055$119
Grammar RefresherONLI 1060$119
Writeriffic: Creativity Training For WritersONLI 1062$119
Research Methods for WritersONLI 1065$119
Fundamentals of Technical WritingONLI 1066$119
Introduction to Journaling ONLI 1097$119
Beginning Writer’s WorkshopONLI 1110$119
The Keys to Effective EditingONLI 1112$119
Write Like a ProONLI 1119$119
Advanced Fiction Writing ONLI 1176$119
Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published ONLI 1116$119
Introduction to Internet Writing MarketsONLI 1122$119
Publish and Sell Your E-booksONLI 1202$119