This course focuses on the many facets of independent publishing. In addition to the most common forms, novels and memoirs, the instructor will offer expertise in developing other subject material and alternative formats. Students will have the opportunity to find the best platform for their work, and develop useful publishing strategies.
Josh Langston writes books which amuse, anger, enlighten and entertain. He regularly mines history for background material that’s little known but reliably fascinating. His plots are complex, interconnected and layered with humor and suspense; his characters are rarely predictable, and even his bad guys tend to be both engaging and diabolical.
A graduate of both Kennesaw Junior College, where he edited The Sentinel, and Georgia State University, where he earned a degree in journalism, Josh’s writing tastes quickly shifted away from reportage. His fiction has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies, and both his Christmas and Western short story collections have reached the Amazon top 20 for genre fiction. Two of his first three novels reached the bestseller lists.
Though he focused on historical fantasy in his first four books, Josh branched out into contemporary thrillers and currently has a half dozen such titles on the market plus another half-dozen short story collections. His eleventh novel, Oh, Bits!, was released in July, 2017.
In addition to writing, Josh loves to teach. His classes on novel writing, memoir, and independent publishing are filled with older adults eager to learn and have their work perused by a pro. His textbook on the craft of fiction, Write Naked!, provides a humorous and easy-to-understand approach to the subject while imparting valuable tips and techniques. A similar volume for memoir writers, The Naked Truth!, was released in 2016 and earned an Honorable Mention in the Georgia Writers Association’s Writer of the Year Awards. The last title in the “Work Naked!” series, The Naked Novelist! debuted in September, 2017.
When he’s not writing, Josh is most likely editing, teaching, blogging, or helping his wonderful wife watch their amazing grandkids.
#1: Publish Your Own Book
|Start Date||February 01, 2023|
|End Date||March 22, 2023|
|01||Wednesday, 02/01/2023||12:30 PM - 02:00 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Brian Langston|
|02||Wednesday, 02/08/2023||12:30 PM - 02:00 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Brian Langston|
|03||Wednesday, 02/15/2023||12:30 PM - 02:00 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Brian Langston|
|04||Wednesday, 02/22/2023||12:30 PM - 02:00 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Brian Langston|
|05||Wednesday, 03/01/2023||12:30 PM - 02:00 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Brian Langston|
|06||Wednesday, 03/08/2023||12:30 PM - 02:00 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Brian Langston|
|07||Wednesday, 03/15/2023||12:30 PM - 02:00 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Brian Langston|
|08||Wednesday, 03/22/2023||12:30 PM - 02:00 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Brian Langston|
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