Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall 2014 Classes and Other Hot Happenings From Teri Bayus

Classes and Other Hot Happenings From Teri Bayus
The Writer's Life Classes
  • Writing Your Life’s Story
  • Writer’s Tool Box
  • How to Write Strong Characters
  • Will Write for Food
  • Screenwriting for the Soul
  • Promoting Your Writing
FEE: $150 (you can take individual classes for $30 each)
DATES: Every Wednesday from Oct 1-Nov 5, 2014; 6:00-8:00pm

Register Here:
Cuesta Writing Classes for SLO and North County

Writing Exercises

If you want to get weekly writing exercises that will stretch your writers muscle, subscribe and they will arrive in your in-box.

Writing Exercise Blog

Social Media Marketing for Businesses & Non-Profits
Social Media for Businesses: Students will learn how to promote, gain new customers, and cultivate business relationships using Social Media. Specific advice and tips for using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, You Tube, Pinterest, Blogging, Review Sites and other constantly evolving, cutting edge technology.

Tuesday & Thursday: Sep 30 & Oct 2, 2014; 6:00-9:00pm
North County Campus

Tuesday & Thursday: Nov 18 & 20, 2014; 6:00-9:00pm
San Luis Obispo Campus

Register Here:

Cuesta College Registration Link
Central Coast Writer's Conference

I am the Director of the Central Coast Writers Conference for 2015.  I was honored to be considered and look forward to next year, keeping what is wonderful about the conference and embracing new technologies, genres and techniques for 2015.
My goal is to enhance the conference (September 18-20, 2015) with new genres including screenwriting, comedy, dystopian, horror and erotic writing workshops. 
Teri is on TV!
I am doing a TV version of my dinner reviews for Central Coast Now TV (Charter Channel 10 & Comcast Channel 27) so look for my show "Taste Buds". I am already having a ball producing it, here is the promo:
Taste Buds with Teri Bayus

Writing Exercise- Each story is a healing

  Each story is a healing. 
A reminder of things softened by time and your use of language. 
Or things inflated, made incendiary by the memory.  

It is yours to tell, but the reader is as important as the teller

The next assignment has no barriers, move thru time and space, to another planet, another world. Use all your senses to explore your space. 

Remember: all must have the Four elements of story:  Plot, conflict, characters and message.

Your Assignment:

A door is locked but you hold in your hand the key. 

You do not know the door or the key and taking a deep breath, open the door. 

Enter now and stand for a moment, taking in what you see, smell, hear, taste and feel. 

Tell me what you will do after you peeked inside. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Weekly Writing Exercise - I'm in Love

Hey all- I am back. Novel is nearly done (and I can't tell you how much fun it is to write a steamy book!). I am on my second draft and it should be out for Christmas.

Many new things in my life- I have been asked to take on the Central Coast Writers Conference as the director, so that is very exciting. I have a real passion for helping writers achieve their goals, so it is a dream job.

I am also doing a TV version of my dinner reviews for Central Coast Now TV- so look for the show. We are calling it Taste Buds and I am already having a ball producing it.

Meanwhile, we need to keep writing! I will be giving you weekly assignments again in the strange genre that is Teri's warped mind.

Here is your assignment: 

The first time we feel love for something can be transforming. Write about a new feeling, the physical manifestation of it and how it forever changed you.