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Adult Education Course


Pauline Bartel will teach the three-session course "Writing From Your Heart: The Art of Personal Essays" on Thursdays, March 2, 9 and 16, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY. 


The happy, memorable and hilarious happenings of your life can be transformed into extraordinary personal essays. Learn the step-by-step process for jumpstarting your creativity to unlock and capture the details of your experiences, structuring your essay, pounding out a first draft and revising your manuscript into a polished essay. One-on-one consulting with Pauline helps you move with confidence toward your writing goal.   




Adult Education Course



Pauline Bartel will teach the four-session course "Writing and Selling Fiction for Kids" on Wednesdays, March 22, 29, April 5 and 12, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at SUNY Adirondack on the Wilton, NY, campus.   


If you're a budding Beatrix Potter or a struggling Dr. Seuss, discover the secrets of writing and selling books for kids of all ages. Learn how to develop a compelling plot, create characters that come alive on the page and write believable dialogue. Then discover how to market your stories to publishers. One-on-one consulting with Pauline and reader feedback about your manuscript help you move confidently along the path to publication.




Adult Education Course


Pauline Bartel will teach the one-session course “Frankly, My Dear: The REEL Story Behind Gone With the Windon Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Schenectady County Community College in Schenectady, NY. 


Gone With the Wind has been called "the most magnificent motion picture of all time." And millions of fans agree. But what most fans don't know is that endless trouble and months of behind-the-scenes turmoil almost doomed Gone With the Wind to not being made at all. Explore Gone With the Wind's intriguing history, including the writing and publishing of Margaret Mitchell's novel; the Hollywood frenzy of transforming the book into the film; the Atlanta premiere; the Academy Awards; and more. This is one course no Gone With the Wind fan should miss. 




Adult Education Course  


Pauline Bartel will teach the three-session course "Break Into Print with Nonfiction Articles" on Thursdays, April 27, May 4 and 11, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY.  


Today's red-hot magazine market is wide open to freelancers, and the rewards are bylines, prestige and money. Have you wondered how to break in? Wonder no longer. Learn the step-by-step process of researching, writing and selling nonfiction to consumer, trade and technical magazines. Discover how to explode one idea into dozens of articles (and collect multiple paychecks), guarantee that editors will call you when they need a feature and experience the thrill of opening a magazine and seeing your article with your byline. One-on-one consulting with Pauline helps you move with confidence on the path to publication. 




Adult Education Course 


Pauline Bartel will teach the one-session course "No Excuses! Writing and Selling Your Book" on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at SUNY Adirondack at the Queensbury, NY, campus.   


John Grisham scribbled notes on a legal pad between court sessions. Those notes eventually became his best-selling novel, A Time to Kill. Recollections of growing up in depression-era Ireland compelled Frank McCourt to write his best-selling memoir, Angela's Ashes. Is a novel or nonfiction book burning inside you? If so, learn the ins and outs of publishing from a pro who has helped dozens of students become authors. Discover how the book publishing industry works, how to pitch your idea to publishers and agents and how to guide your book to publishing success. One-on-one consulting with Pauline and reader feedback about your project eliminate any excuses preventing you from realizing your publishing dreams. 



Author Program


Pauline Bartel will present the program "Business Lessons from Scarlett O'Hara" at the June 14, 2017 luncheon meeting of Women in Financial Services.


In the film Gone With the Wind, Scarlett O'Hara transforms herself from a simpering Southern belle to a successful business woman during turbulent economic times. Discover Scarlett's rules for winning, gain lessons you can apply to your business and create a success action plan by tapping into your innter Scarlett. Pauline will sign copies of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book (2nd edition) after the program.







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