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Authorship Workshop.


Authorship is a highly popular, and popularised career, with plenty of opportunities, obstacles, and overarching effects. This workshop on authorship teaches you not only how to write for personal or business purposes, but also gets you to master the entire process of writing, from idea generation and drafting, to clarifying the narrative process, making a point, and aligning your content with your audience. This workshop prepares you for a lifetime as a career author, focusing on getting your first book out, then your second, third, fourth and so on.

Authorship Workshop Overview.

Read any amazing books lately — you know, the ones you’ve written? If not, let’s start. Learn how to write masterpieces of fiction and non-fiction; unleash the next potential best seller by creating realising literary universes in which your audiences can find and, just as easily, lose themselves in. If you’ve got a story, it’s always worth telling — because there’s always someone, somewhere across the world who’s looking forward to reading it. Let’s get that out there to them.

Authorship Workshop Takeaways.

You will learn what authorship actually means, in a world where word processors are produced. You will use your ideas, aspirations, and passions to build universes for your readers, and create worlds from words that your audiences want to live in and belong to.

• Create worlds from words that matter to readers

• Bridge the gap between real and realistic

• Think in design-led perspectives to express intangible ideas

• Extend your inspiration to several genres

• Construct characters that come alive beyond the page

• Start a stable, profitable career as a full-time author

Authorship Workshop Abilities.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to write original stories and texts that audiences want to read and belong to. You will be able to write for both fiction and non-fiction purposes, and build meaningful relationships between your characters and readers, and blur the lines between your world and the one we exist in. There are no conditions or pre-requisites for attending this workshop.

Authorship Workshop Careers.

Life-Changer: This workshop gives you the skills to switch careers, start your own business, and/or boost your existing career. Your instructor will help you with career advice and any professional work support you require, during the copywriting course. Career support and job advice is applicable primarily to industries and markets locally within Singapore.

Cost + Subsidy:
S$980.00 nett
S$588.30 nett after local re-skilling subsidy

In line with the government’s stimulus plan, the subsidised amount of S$588.30 will apply to Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, and long-term pass holders from 30 March 2020 to 31 July 2020.

Requirements:
No content knowledge is assumed. (Conducted in English). Participants will need an internet connection, access to a computer or laptop which supports watching and listening to videos and material, and a Google account. Accessibility: if you have special requirements, do not have access to a computer or the internet, or have a visual or hearing impairment that would affect your ability to participate in this programme, please let us know and we will offer alternative accessibility options.

Materials:
All your learning materials and module notes are part of the programme and delivered digitally as you begin each unit. Participants are encouraged to bring their own writing examples and queries so as to maximise individual attention.

Venue:
This authorship programme is designed for you to learn from anywhere at your own pace. If you choose in-person sessions with your instructor, they will be conducted at one of Quantico’s training facilities at Raffles Place, Shenton Way, United Square, or Asia Square (Singapore).

Authorship Workshop Topics.

THE WRITING JOURNEY


Career Author: The Manuscript Process


Exploring Fiction Genres


Exploring Non-fiction Genres


Your Authorship Goals: The How, When, and Why


Owning Your Voice as a Writer and Observer


Understanding Your Writing Challenges


Setting Timelines That Work


Setting a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)


BUILDING A WORLD


Creating Fiction and Non-fiction Universes


Structuring a Book: From Sections to Chapters


Variable Narrative Structures and Voice


Ergonomic Structures: What Works for your Audience?


Experimental Structures: Making a Statement


Where to Start: Processes that Make Sense to You


Setting Parameters: Exploring your Own Experience


Repurposing Structures for Digital Distribution


PEOPLE + PERSPECTIVES


Writing a Life: Characters, Time, and Space in Fiction and Non-fiction


Asking Questions of Your Characters and Personas


Perspectives and Multiple Points of View


Caricatures vs Characters: The Benefits of Each Approach


Crafting Characters into Real People, or Real People into Characters


Authoring for Local and Global Cultures


Where Fiction and Non-fiction Meet: Universal Experiences


Creating Empathy and Leveraging Confirmation Bias


THE WAYS OF WORDS


Narrative Framework: Syntax and Pace


Balancing Emotion, Logic, and Credibility


Building Symbols and Iconography


Leveraging Figurative Language


Understanding Diction and Verbal Semiotics


Varieties of Language: Formality and Register


Use Dialogue to Advance Plot and Character


Developing Narrative Consistency


MECHANICS + ANALYSIS


Clarity and Conciseness: When Are They Needed?


Editing Your Work


Proofreading and Style Guides


Form and Formatting


The Readability Question


Referencing Styles


Drafting and Preparing Your Manuscript


Understanding Submission Guidelines


RESEARCH METHODS FOR FICTION + NON-FICTION


Primary and Secondary Research Methods


Ethnographic Research Methods


Quotes, Stories, and Personal Voices


Artistic License: When Facts Don’t Matter


Realism vs Imagination


Interview Methods and Best Practices


Ethical Data Collection Practices and Considerations


The Challenges of Anonymisation


Careers + Support.

Careers: You have ideas and stories that need to be told. Perhaps they’re life lessons, a new disruptive model for your industry, or a tale of astounding imagination. Transforming a great idea into a book puts you on the express lane towards thought leadership and market dominance. Being the author of a book is a life changing experience with the potential to multiply ideas on a geometric scale. This experiential workshop will help you to achieve this scale. We take your writing career seriously. Owing to the nature of content discussed, this workshop accommodates just one participant per session, to minimise overexposure of private storylines and ideas from individual authors. You will understand and continue to use the authoring process on a professional level with confidence, applying imagination and intellectual query towards literary scholarship in your creative writing and storytelling abilities.

Support: Your Authorship and Publishing Workshop walks with you on the road from the first sparks of an idea to a manuscript with the power to change the world. You will learn the tools that help elucidate your thoughts, organise your workflow, conduct research, and become your most eloquent self, taking you on an illustrious path to join the ranks of history’s brightest minds. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to apply imaginative processes with intellectual query towards literary scholarship in your creative writing and storytelling abilities. You will also be equipped with the confidence, tools and knowledge necessary to become a formed professional, and long-term, author. And as a member of Qrowd.org, Quantico CCIL’s participant community, you will have free and lifetime access to your instructor, new learning resources, and one-on-one meet-ups. Qrowd’s repository of knowledge gives you the tools to become a professional and long-term author, with full and free access to Quantico CCIL’s authoring and publisher networks.

Introduction to Publishing Workshop.


Introduction to Publishing gives aspiring authors and writers a solid understanding of the book and media publishing industry as it stands today, and where it will be tomorrow. This is a comprehensive publishing workshop that covers the entire process, from preparing your manuscript for final edits to meeting with publishing agents and signing book deals. The workshop is delivered individually or in very small groups to facilitate a constructive and realistic understanding of the publishing industry for both, first-time and experienced authors.

Publishing Workshop Overview.

You’ve got your manuscript out. It’s time to take it to the world. Whether you choose traditional or self-publishing channels, hire a representative or use services like Create Space™, sell your rights or negotiate a royalty with perpetuities, this course has you covered from agents to zadj. Learn how to get your masterpieces published; build a powerful publicity and wide-distribution ecosystem around your work to sell your books, your ideas, and yourself across audiences, genres, and cultures.

Publishing Workshop Takeaways.

You will learn how the publishing industry works today, the myriad ways available to become published, and select the best options for negotiating royalties, choosing agents, and establishing solid fan-bases to drive engagement around your books and your brand.

• Understand how the publishing industry works

• Learn about self-publishing vs using agents

• Create marketability for your books and brand

• Account for hidden costs and fees

• Drive reader-interest through fan-bases and appearances

• Deep-dive into Amazon and CreateSpace marketplaces

Publishing Workshop Abilities.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to navigate the publishing industry with confidence and clarity, and relate effectively with the officers and pros of the publishing industry. There are no conditions or pre-requisites for attending this workshop.

Publishing Workshop Careers.

Life-Booster: This workshop gives you the skills to upgrade or boost your existing career. Your instructor will help you with career advice and any professional work support you require, during the copywriting course. Career support and job advice is applicable primarily to industries and markets locally within Singapore.

Cost + Subsidy:
S$550.00 nett
S$330.17 nett after local re-skilling subsidy

In line with the government’s stimulus plan, the subsidised amount of S$330.17 will apply to Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, and long-term pass holders from 30 March 2020 to 31 July 2020.

Requirements:
No content knowledge is assumed. (Conducted in English). Participants will need an internet connection, access to a computer or laptop which supports watching and listening to videos and material, and a Google account. Accessibility: if you have special requirements, do not have access to a computer or the internet, or have a visual or hearing impairment that would affect your ability to participate in this programme, please let us know and we will offer alternative accessibility options.

Materials:
All your learning materials and module notes are part of the programme and delivered digitally as you begin each unit. Participants are encouraged to bring their own writing examples and queries so as to maximise individual attention.

Venue:
This publishing programme is designed for you to learn from anywhere at your own pace. If you choose in-person sessions with your instructor, they will be conducted at one of Quantico’s training facilities at Raffles Place, Shenton Way, United Square, or Asia Square (Singapore).

Publishing Workshop Topics.

THE PUBLISHING JOURNEY


Understanding What Publishing Means


Examining Publishing and Media Channels


Sourcing for Book Publishing Agents


Understanding The Royalty Process


Navigating and Dealing with Publishing Deals


Go It Alone – Self-Publishing Options


Setting Your Own Price Considerations


Dealing with Rejection and Acceptance


FROM A BOOK TO A MOVEMENT


Protecting Your Copyright and Intellectual Property


Demystifying and Applying for ISBN


Organising Book Tours, Signings and Events


Next Time Round: Preparing for Future Runs


Start Your Own Publishing Business in Singapore


The Future of the Publishing Industry


Storytelling in the Digital Millennium


Selling, Signing, and Content Marketing


Careers + Support.

Careers: You’ve written a book. Your manuscript is ready. This may well be the next great novel of our time. Getting published carries a special distinction which establishes you as an authority in your category. While the channels of publishing have greatly increased, the process of publishing retains the challenges and opportunities that turn good authors into great agents for change and influence. This workshop will help you navigate all the ins and outs of modern-day publishing and teach you to grow an organic following around yourself – something incredibly helpful when you’re first starting out. Owing to the nature of content discussed, this workshop accommodates a maximum of two participants per session, to minimise overexposure of private storylines and ideas from individual publishers and authors. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to understand and apply the principles and practices of publishing processes and choose which publishing channels are right for you.

Support: Your Publishing Workshop prepares you to move out of creation and into collaboration. You will continue to learn and apply the five steps towards creating initial niche engagement with your identified audiences, with consistent feedback from your instructors, and start building an ecosystem out of disparate elements (agents, contracts, pricing, editing, copyright, marketing, and payments) to grow your publications towards your goals.. You will also be equipped with the confidence, tools and knowledge necessary to become a professionally published author. And as a member of Qrowd.org, Quantico CCIL’s participant community, you will have free and lifetime access to your instructor, new learning resources, and one-on-one meet-ups. Qrowd’s repository of knowledge gives you the tools to become a professional and long-term author, with full and free access to Quantico CCIL’s authoring and publisher networks.

Authorship + Publishing Workshop Schedule.

Authorship + Publishing Workshops listed under this schedule are confirmed and will run as scheduled.

Wednesday + Thursday + Friday

Authorship + Publishing Workshop (May 2020)
Authorship + Publishing Course in Singapore
One Fullerton #02-01 049213 Singapore
Centre for Communication and Information Literacy (CCIL)
Lead Instructors: Deepa Vijayan

Wednesday + Thursday + Friday

Authorship + Publishing Workshop (May 2020)
Authorship + Publishing Course in Singapore
One Fullerton #02-01 049213 Singapore
Centre for Communication and Information Literacy (CCIL)
Lead Instructors: Deepa Vijayan

Tuesday + Wednesday + Thursday

Authorship + Publishing Workshop (Jun 2020)
Authorship + Publishing Course in Singapore
One Fullerton #02-01 049213 Singapore
Centre for Communication and Information Literacy (CCIL)
Lead Instructors: Deepa Vijayan

Tuesday + Wednesday + Thursday

Authorship + Publishing Workshop (Jun 2020)
Authorship + Publishing Course in Singapore
One Fullerton #02-01 049213 Singapore
Centre for Communication and Information Literacy (CCIL)
Lead Instructors: Deepa Vijayan

Tuesday + Wednesday + Thursday

Authorship + Publishing Workshop (Jun 2020)
Authorship + Publishing Course in Singapore
One Fullerton #02-01 049213 Singapore
Centre for Communication and Information Literacy (CCIL)
Lead Instructors: Deepa Vijayan

Tuesday + Wednesday + Thursday

Authorship + Publishing Workshop (Jun 2020)
Authorship + Publishing Course in Singapore
One Fullerton #02-01 049213 Singapore
Centre for Communication and Information Literacy (CCIL)
Lead Instructors: Deepa Vijayan

Wednesday + Thursday + Friday

Authorship + Publishing Workshop (Jul 2020)
Authorship + Publishing Course in Singapore
One Fullerton #02-01 049213 Singapore
Centre for Communication and Information Literacy (CCIL)
Lead Instructors: Deepa Vijayan

Wednesday + Thursday + Friday

Authorship + Publishing Workshop (Jul 2020)
Authorship + Publishing Course in Singapore
One Fullerton #02-01 049213 Singapore
Centre for Communication and Information Literacy (CCIL)
Lead Instructors: Deepa Vijayan

Wednesday + Thursday + Friday

Authorship + Publishing Workshop (Jul 2020)
Authorship + Publishing Course in Singapore
One Fullerton #02-01 049213 Singapore
Centre for Communication and Information Literacy (CCIL)
Lead Instructors: Deepa Vijayan

Attend Authorship + Publishing Workshop.

To attend this workshop completely online, please email group@qc.sg or call +(65) 6573 7370.

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