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Your Author Website: Tips, Tricks, and Secret Pages - Remote!

Friday, November 5th, 10:30am-1:30pm (EST).
Remote! (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max
All too often, author bio pages read like a short form resume, and they do nothing to humanize the artist to their audience. Plus: they are usually either way too long, or way too short. Inevitably, people reading your author website will have different priorities depending on the the opportunity they're considering you for–so how do you give everyone what they're looking for without writing your whole life story? The best websites find a sweet spot. This class will help you leave readers with enough detail that they can focus on what's important to them without feeling overwhelmed by the information they're less interested in.

We will discuss strategies for getting comfortable writing about yourself, creating a secret "press kit" section of your website, how to get a low-cost and a high quality headshot, and–as anyone who has spent time on Submittable knows–you are going to need a long form version and a short form version of your bio, so we'll dedicate some space to that as well.

Sitting down to update your website can be an unsavory task, and this class will create a designated space, time, and accountability system to get that done. Students in this class should already have a website created, and should have basic knowledge of how to edit their website. 

This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

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