November 18th, 2019 - 6:30 pm - Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center
1.5 Resource Development CCEUs
Members $10, Non-members $20
Hosted by ICF Washington State
Description of Course
What’s crystal-clear in your mind turns to mush on paper. Why is that? Join writing coach Maureen Lander and learn how to transform your thoughts into words that empower. Discover how different types of writing—blogs, newsletters, emails, books, etc—require different writing styles, and review simple tips and doable strategies for your writing life. All offered in a friendly, judgment-free zone.
What you will learn:
- The Foundations of Good Writing
- The difference between writing for a blog vs a newsletter vs email, etc
- How unnecessary words dilute your message
- Strategies to write an expert book
Maureen Lander started the new millennium with a second career as a freelance technical writer, focusing mainly on training materials. She then offered to help a family member write the story of her immigrant mother’s life—and Maureen’s world was changed. She enjoyed it so much, she decided to help others capture their story, as in memoirs, or formalize their message, as in expert books. After ghostwriting over twenty books, she decided to also coach aspiring authors in their quest to eloquently express whatever it is they have to say.
Graduate in Technical Writing, UW 2000
Ten years as a technical writer
Eight years as a ghostwriter and writing coach
Currently enrolled in Certified Ghostwriter program, Cal State Univ. Long Beach, completion May 2019