5/06/2011

May online class: Internet Research Basics

Join us for an upcoming online class “Internet Research Basics” with contracted author (and OCFW President) Lacy Williams on May 16-31, 2011.

Ever gotten stuck trying to find the right information for your novel? Whether you write contemporary, historical, fantasy or real-life stories, researching things for your novel doesn’t have to be scary if you know how to do it.
In this two-week email-based class, Lacy will teach:

*Why research is important for every novel, not just historicals
*How to use search engines like Google to find the information YOU NEED
*Why keywords are important and how to use them
*Tips on finding other online resources
*Finding print resources (books, magazines, newspapers) online
*Tips on maintaining your research (including a short intro to the Evernote software)
Whether you’ve never been to Google before, or are buried in resources and don’t know how to properly file them, you’ll get something out of this course. Cost is $20.00 for local chapter (OCFW) members, $25.00 for all others.

ABOUT LACY WILLIAMS:

An ACFW member since 2006, Lacy has been to three conferences and has served as chapter secretary for the WIN chapter and is current serving as chapter President for the OCFW chapter. Her love of historicals has also spawned a love of research and finding that one perfect gem of information that really MAKES the story.
Lacy’s debut novel, MARRYING MISS MARSHAL (August 2011 from Love Inspired Historical), won the 2009 Genesis award for Historical Romance before being contracted.


NOTES ABOUT OCFW’S ONLINE CLASSES:

Unless otherwise noted, online classes are conducted via email. We use Yahoo’s GROUPS function so there is one email address that the instructor sends lessons to and that you send your homework to. Once you have paid for the class, you will be added to the special Yahoo GROUP (this happens about one week before the date the class starts).
PRICE: Our classes are $20 for local chapter (OKC Christian Fiction Writers) members; $25 for all others. Sign up online at: http://okcchristianfictionwriters.blogspot.com/p/online-classes.html

If you have questions about this class, please email Lacy Williams at lacy@novelinspirations.com .

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