Inspirational Writing and Publishing Today


Inspirational Writing and Publishing Today

In this spiritually hungry world, people long to be comforted and inspired. Self-help, New Thought, religious books, daily meditations, memoirs, and personal true story anthologies top the bestseller lists. In this class, you’ll learn the forms, elements, and markets for inspirational writing and read samples from masterful writers. You’ll get tips for moving from self-expression to service by writing about your life’s experiences in ways that help others.

We’ll also talk about a system for framing chapters in a book-length work or for organizing an article. This class offers nurturing feedback and suggestions for rewriting, polishing, and getting published. It includes individual review of your assignments or book in progress. For intermediate and advanced writers and beginning writers who want to explore the inspirational genres. Individual consultation with the instructor. Small copy fee.

30% Lecture or Presentation
25% Writing Exercises
25% Sharing of Student Work
20% Review of Master Works

Teaching Artist: Linda Anderson
Age Group: Adult
Location: Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. So., Minneapolis, 55414
(near The Guthrie Theatre)
Day: Mondays
Date: July 11-August 15
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Level: Open to All

People who have taken the inspirational writing class in the past say:

“I received more information through Linda and this class than I could possibly have imagined. – Sherry

I was very impressed that Linda took the time to meet outside of class with every student. She was extremely organized and thorough. I’m leaving with a wealth of information for when I’m ready for it. Thank you.”

“This class exceeded my expectations. The instructor was excellent and really had a great teaching style. I felt I learned more about the genre, where and how to get published, and I also gained valuable knowledge with ‘how-to’ tips from an experienced writer.”

Linda Anderson is coauthor of the Angel Animals ongoing series of 12 inspirational books, plus articles, blogs, newsletters, and columns about the benefits of human-animal companionship. She is a regular contributing writer for Beliefnet. Linda and her husband received the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) Outstanding Book Award for Rescued: Saving Animals from Disaster and they each were awarded a Minnesota Governor’s Commendation for their contributions to the state as authors. Linda is the author of 35 Golden Keys to Who You Are & Why You’re Here. Her Writing on the Run website was named by Writer’s Digest magazine as one of the best for writers. She has taught at the Loft since 1998 and won an Anderson Center Residency for Outstanding Teachers.

Register: In person at Open Book. Online Phone: 612-379-8999, Fax: 612-215-2576, Mail: The Loft Literary Center, Att: Education, Open Book, Suit 200, 1011 Washington Avenue, South, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Allen and Linda Anderson

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