Courses Taught By Pauline Bartel
at Hudson Valley Community College

Fall 2018

 

 

“Frankly, My Dear: The REEL Story Behind Gone With the Wind 

(1 Session) 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

 

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 failure. Explore the intriguing history of this iconic 1939 film, including the writing and publishing of Margaret Mitchell's novel, the Hollywood frenzy of transforming the book into film, the Atlanta premier, the Academy Awards and more. This is one course that no Gone With the Wind fan should miss! 

 

 

"Writing Fiction for Kids" 

(1 Session)  

Saturday, October 27, 2018 

1 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

If you're a budding Beatrix Potter or a struggling Dr. Seuss, discover the secrets of writing 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 so your story is successful.

 

 

"No Excuses! Writing & Selling Your Book"

(1 Session)

Saturday, November 10, 2018

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

 

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? Do you dream of being a published author? 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. As a bonus, one-on-one consulting with the instructor about your project after the course eliminates any excuses preventing you from realizing your publishing dreams.

 

 

 

   

 

Click here to reach the HVCC website: http://www.hvcc.edu

Registration Hotline (518) 629-7339

 

Praise For Pauline Bartel From:

Jean Powis of Troy, NY:

"Master of her trade, Pauline Bartel was an inspiration for my becoming a successful freelance writer. The writing course I took from her was invaluable, fun and challenging. The lessons she gave to her students were concise and easy to understand. I learned how to be creative, expressive and how to do research needed for my writing needs. Pauline answered fully any questions large or small that students asked. She knew how to reach us all. Pauline Bartel is surely an instructor who really cares about her students."

Eva Pearce of Troy, NY:

“My dream of having my writing published was daunting. Not knowing where or how to begin was paralyzing. So, when I discovered some how-to-become published courses taught by Pauline Bartel, at Hudson Valley Community College, I signed up.

I was quickly impressed with Pauline’s professional yet easy manner, her humor, and her ability to instill confidence and encouragement, while at the same time honestly sharing information about the daunting publishing industry and the hard work involved in breaking in. Her ability to focus and accomplish the goals for each session was impressive. I greatly appreciated her organizational skills.

During the book writing course, she offered students the opportunity to take advantage of her “No Excuses! Book Writing System.” This is an invaluable system for evaluating the feasibility of my ideas, researching, planning, organizing, and writing my proposal and query letter. It even includes sections for keeping track of my targeted contacts and my submissions. She is truly a focused and organized professional!

Pauline’s individualized attention and responses revealed a real interest in completely, yet concisely, addressing each student’s concerns. She shared practical insights and experiences with much humor and tact.

During the course on essay writing, Pauline offered an opportunity for students to submit their work for critique by the class. In giving specific guidelines for critique and affording confidentiality, she made the process very comfortable, non-threatening, seamless, and painless! She then offered us the gift of critiquing our work after we made changes based on the student body input.”

 

Mary Evans of Troy, NY:

"Thank you for a very informative course at HVCC ("Break Into Print With Nonfiction Articles"). Not only did I learn some very specific information about publishing, but I focused in on an article that had been only a vague idea - a useful tool for a course on publishing. Now I really want to write it! I also learned some teaching techniques I can apply to the courses I teach. Your course organization and presentation was impressive, and I always knew where I was in the course and why. Thanks again for your efforts and encouragement."

 

Jody Shayne of Albany, NY:

"I wanted to let you know again how much I enjoyed your class ["Publicity 101: Promoting Your Business, Product or Service"] . You gave us a lot of solid information with style and class and a touch of humor. I love the way you get the message out without banging people over the head. Your imagination slays me. Not only did I learn, but I had fun doing it!"

 

 

 

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