Full-day class to feature various forms of online writing for small business

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Alison Taylor-Brown

Founder/Director, The Village Writing School

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Jamie Smith

Owner, Jamie’s Notebook

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For Immediate Release

May 23, 2017


Online platform writing focus of full-day course June 10

Village Writing School class geared to authors, small business and nonprofits

ROGERS, ARK.— Writing for online platforms and the best practices for some of the most commonly used platforms will be the focus of an upcoming all-day course at The Village Writing School.

The course, co-hosted and taught by Jamie Smith, owner of the writing services company Jamie’s Notebook, will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 10 at The Village Writing School’s new Rogers location at the Center for Non-Profits at St. Mary’s (1200 W. Walnut). The cost is $50, and while participants are encouraged to preregister on the Village Writing School’s website, registrations will also be accepted at the door.

Participants will learn:

  • The basics of online writing including formatting, search engine optimization and tips for good writing;
  • Best practices for website writing and navigation;
  • How to start and maintain a business blog; and
  • The basics of newsletter writing.

The workshop also includes several exercises that will assist participants in planning and producing their various online platforms.

“I’m gearing the information for a wide audience including any small business, non-profit, or writer who wants to explore a new niche,” Smith said. “It will be a day of intensive but fun learning about a skill that is vital in today’s world.”

The Village Writing School focuses on teaching people how to tell their stories in a readable and publishable way and is branching out to serve more writing needs. When the school relocated to Rogers, they decided to offer a wider breadth of classes including business writing courses to help the local small business community, said Executive Director Alison Taylor-Brown.

“These courses also help many of the school’s existing clientele as authors must consider themselves a small business of sorts as they promote their book,” she said.

For more information or to register, contact either The Village Writing School (www.villagewritingschool.com/) or instructor Jamie Smith ([email protected]).

About The Village Writing School

The Village Writing School is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization based at the Center for Non-Profits at St. Mary’s in Rogers. Their two-fold mission is to help beginning and established writers develop their craft and to foster a vibrant literary community in Northwest Arkansas.

The school offers affordable half-day and full-day workshops on many aspects of writing. They also offer writing circles, authors\’ nights out, and other educational, fun activities focused on writing.

About Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith of Jamie’s Notebook gives companies and organizations “a voice with the written word.” Her mission is to help businesses and organizations discover and express their passion and purpose through the content they produce.

Jamie has become well-known in Northwest Arkansas and surrounding area for her ability to create content that informs, inspires and enlightens. As well as leading seminars for organizations, she offers one-on-one consulting on the fine art of writing online.


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