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Adjunct

I’ve had such a great time working with people in the community as an adjunct instructor for the last couple of years. Whether it’s teaching students about writing grants to fund the important work they’re doing in the community, or helping them achieve their goal of writing their first fiction chapter, it’s exciting to share my two decades of knowledge and experience in the corporate and non-profit worlds (in the technology, arts, media, and communicable diseases industries). Depending on where you live in the Piedmont region, and what class is happening when you’ve got time to participate, here’s how you can participate.

waketech-logo-tagline-3c-RGB-300dpi-220x165Introduction to Grantwriting: During this seven-week course, students learn the basics of writing a grant in a hands-on, workshop-style setting. We will cover the different components of grants, and learning to set and maintain a workable grant cycle, building a successful grants management program, tracking possibilities in the business community, and applying good storytelling to a successful program.

The Business of Writing for Children: During this seven-week course, students develop and begin writing a manuscript for a children’s book during the classwork workshop periods. Additionally, we discuss the business of writing for children, including how to identify publishers, how to write a query and synopsis, and how to market your work.
Returning Fall 2017

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4c-colors-aThe Business of Writing RomanceDuring this seven-week workshop-style course at CCCC, students will develop & begin writing a romance book manuscript. Instruction will focus on the craft of writing, along with elements of style (plot, characterization, setting) and process (outlining, etc.). Business discussion includes identifying publishers, preparing queries & submissions, and self vs traditional publishing.

The Business of Writing for Children: During this seven-week course, students develop and begin writing a manuscript for a children’s book during the classwork workshop periods. Additionally, we discuss the business of writing for children, including how to identify publishers, how to write a query and synopsis, and how to market your work.
Coming Fall 2017

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Here’s what they’re saying:

“Great overview of subject matter. I definitely benefitted from this class and gained a lot of information that I didn’t have.”

“Dolly’s enthusiasm, encouragement, and expertise made the class. She was so positive in her delivery and constructive with feedback. I look forward to taking more classes from her.”

“The instructor was fantastic! She was approachable, concise and very well versed in her craft. I’m excited about my future in writing and feel that Dolly encouraged me to take it seriously.”

“[I liked] the practical, real life experience Dolly brought into the class of being a published author and understanding the world.”

– The Business of Writing for Children
Wake Technical Community College

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