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Classes Starting the Week of Sept. 23 & 30

Starting the Week of September 23 Remarkable Characters with Kris Kennedy  DIY Author Website in WordPress with Lisa Latte  Worldbuilding Wizardry with Pat Hauldren  Starting the Week of September 30 Beyond Filing off the Serial Numbers: How to Adapt your Fanfic into an Original Story with JoSelle Vanderhooft Search and Rescue with Paris Wynters  Write and Publish …
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DEADLINE: IMPOSSIBLE by Deborah Riley-Magnus

Is there anything more terrifying than a looming deadline? Whether it’s a weight loss goal before bikini season, tax fear of April 15th, or a publishing deadline, it can rattle the nerves in ways that seriously mess up our stomach for weeks. Just think about the deadlines we put on ourselves. Getting to work on …
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The Magical, Mystical, Multi-Dimensional Creative Process by Deborah Riley-Magnus

Where does it come from? The ideas? The overwhelming curiosity? The pull toward fruition all writer’s feel. Sure, we battle against project completion because of our fear of failure, or more likely, fear of success. That’s a topic for another blog. Today, let’s explore the extraordinary CREATIVE PROCESS. My theories about the writer’s creative process …
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SAY WHAT?   Cultural References in World-Building by Pamela Jaye Smith

I was recently at a pitch session where novelists and screenwriters were giving three-minute overviews meant to engage and interest publishers and producers in their novels or screenplays. Our task was to assess the pitches and offer comments and suggestions. What stood out were two pitches that did not give enough information about the world …