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Specialty Course:
How To Write A Book

Course Description:

This course is a practicum, a learning laboratory in which students can make progress on their project during class. It is not a theoretical course that requires students to study how books of the past have been written. Students will be guided as writers themselves and taught how to think as an author. In order to be a writer, you have to get serious about converting your idea into a viable manuscript. Prioritizing your time to get your writing done allows you to engage the joyful, humbling process of writing and rewriting until your polished book is completed. This course deals primarily with structuring your book, producing it in the right form, and developing a cogent theme.


Guiding Questions:

  • Why are you writing a book?  

  • Who are you writing to?

  • What is the main message of your book?

  • How can you speak to your readers most effectively?





Sarah Sumner, Ph.D., MBA

Full Course Runs:

Wednesday, June 7 –

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023


Registration opens Tues., March 7 at 12:00 pm PDT 

"I am blown away by the value of this class. This is an outstanding course with practical application that turns thoughts into written words and intentions into actions. Working alongside other students (and our professor) was extremely helpful and instructive. Dr. Sumner provided a wealth of insight, resources, and structure that helped me understand and utilize a framework and approach to get organized and get writing, bit by bit. I am more inspired than ever and now see myself as an author sharing for the benefit of others."

- Art Fromm, Sales Consultant


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