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Tweet About Favorite Teachers & Save on Writing Courses

Summer is almost over and its a good time to start signing up for writing classes that you’ve been meaning to take this fall. Mediabistro has a whole fall lineup of Creative Writing classes to help all kinds of writers.

If you want to save money on the course, you can write a tweet about your favorite teacher and address it to the Mediabistro Twitter feed with the #teacherstory hashtag. Everyone who participates will get a $50 credit toward any Mediabistro course direct messaged to them. The five best tweets will get a $100 credit toward any Mediabistro course. The winner of the best tweet will get a free Mediabistro course. Follow this link for all the details.

Here is more detail about the Writing and Selling Your First Book course that starts next week: “Laura Mazer has helped many first-time writers get book deals, and she will share her secrets to help you finish, pitch, and sell a brilliant first book project. She will answer questions about how to break into book publishing and assignments will help you hone your book idea and elevator pitch and put you on the path to selling your book.”

 

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Former Teacher Raising Money for Graphic Novel on Kickstarter

Former high school teacher Vivian Liddell hopes to raise $7,000 on Kickstarter. The funding will help her complete her fictional graphic novel project entitled Dumptruck Baby: The Education of a NYC Teacher.

It will tell the story of a highly-stressed new mother embarking on a career as a New York City public school teacher. Liddell will offer several rewards for supporters including original artwork, hand silkscreened totes, and PDF copies of the finished book. Above, we’ve embedded a video about the graphic novel–what do you think?

Here’s more about the project: “Students, teachers, and administration alike are all examined within the context of their school, but with a nod to the bigger issues at play, such as public policy and lingering racial segregation. The novel takes a humorous look at serious problems, and unravels some of the complicated factors that come into play when a school labeled as “failing” has so much heart.”

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