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Classes Focus on Money, Publishing, Home Business
February 11, 2013

Walters State Community College will offer classes for financial freedom, publishing and starting a home business on March 7 at the Morristown campus. These classes are offered through the Division of Community Education; the cost is $45 per class.

•Seven Simple Steps to Financial Freedom meets from 1-3 p.m. Learn from a single mom who started a home business and made a steady journey to financial freedom. This fast-paced workshop offers a plan for getting out of credit card debt and reducing bad credit; raising your credit score; paying off your mortgage early with less money; protect your home from lawsuits; and become an active investor. This workshop is not for those who already have a solid, advanced financial status nor does it provide any legal advice or “get rich quick” schemes. In addition to the fee, a $20 mandatory materials fee is payable to the instructor.

•The Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published meets from 3-5 p.m. This comprehensive workshop is for those wanting to be a published freelance writer, be it through poetry, magazine articles, short stories, poems or even a novel. Learn how to get past the editor’s desk. Learn how to find the right publisher for your work, write irresistible query letters, 100 ways to make money as a freelance writer, find free future opportunities. This workshop is taught by a successful, published writer. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

•Meet the Publisher/Get Your Manuscript Critiqued gives you the chance to talk to a real publisher. Bring your in-progress manuscript for an in-class critique of your work, including poetry, article, short story, novel, non-fiction book, children’s book, etc. Learn the pros and cons of traditional publishing and self-publishing. Attendees may leave a copy with the instructor the owner of an author-friendly publishing house, for a professional critique and a list of publishers or agents that match the work. The cost for this is an extra $50 for 25 pages. This course has a $10 materials fee.

•Cash in With a Successful Home-based Business meets from 7-9 p.m. Turn your talents and hobbies into profits at home by learning how to start a home-based business from a Chamber of Commerce past president and a successful southern California entrepreneur. Learn about more than 100 home business ideas, mandatory legal documentation, marketing, and tax deductions.  A $20 materials fee is also required in addition to the price of the course.

For more information, contact Community Education at (423) 585-6756.