Maggie teaches two writing classes at Goodrell Middle School (3300 E. 29th, Des Moines) through the Des Moines Public School's Community Education Program.  The first one is "Getting Published" and the second one is "How To Write A Novel."  To register for the next class session, call (515) 242-8521 or for on-line registration click here.

Here are a few students from one of Maggie's classes.

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Classes are on Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (while school is in session).  Call now (or e-mail) to find out when the next class starts and come join the fun!!

Getting Published is a one night class (2 hrs).  Discussion is on the three types of publishing and how to get published with each.  This class also includes how to query an editor and/or agent.

How To Write A Novel is a four-week class.  If you've ever wanted to write a novel, this class is for you!  We talk about the basics of story dynamics including where to get story ideas, creating character archetypes, determining the central story question, and how to use a conflict diagram.  Also discussed are some tricks to untie those plot knots and modern plot diagramming using turning points and scene beats.  You'll also learn manuscript preparation and how to submit to agents and editors.  There's writing exercises to get those creative juices flowing and you'll leave with lots of handouts and resources.

Even if you're not into writing fiction, you'll find the same writing principles apply to non-fiction such as memoirs as well.  So come on and join us!

For more information, feel free to e-mail me.


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