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    Lecture TREAT YOUR PLOT LIKE A JOURNEY Intro from Beth

    Challenge #1 1. Florida coast 2. South Florida 3. Marrakesh to a hotel 4. Casablanca to a castle 5. Luxor, Egypt 6. Alexandria, Egypt 7. Turkey 8. Greece 9. Crete 10. Malta 11. Tibet Wow. This was harder than I expected. I am brainstorming for a new concept. I will have more than one day take...
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    Lecture LESSON ONE: What are some types of heroines?

    Great list. While I try to present my heroine as having quirky traits that I intend to make her relatable, I tend to miss the mark. My heroines seem to become overshadowed by the secondary characters. For me, it's easy to select traits or character profiles, but then, to show her experiencing...
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    Discussion Instructor Introduction & Syllabus

    Hi- I write YA and NA fantasy. I would like to add more depth to my heroine so that my romance storyline is stronger or better developed. Great to be here.
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    Comment by 'Jan Bill' in book 'Conquer Contracts for Authors, Screenwriters & Illustrators'

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  5. Conquer Contracts for Authors, Screenwriters & Illustrators

    Conquer Contracts for Authors, Screenwriters & Illustrators

    Legal jargon is explained with clear words. Examples of how the language can create unexpected outcomes for both the publisher and the author are included. Conquer Contracts lays out the methods for authors to make money and shares ideas on how to protect rights.
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    Comment by 'Jan Bill' in book 'Romance Writers Win: Plan for Publication'

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  7. Romance Writers Win: Plan for Publication

    Romance Writers Win: Plan for Publication

    Romance Writers Win demonstrates how to create dynamite titles and memorable characters. It covers plotting and defines disparate damsels. You’ll discover what not to do and how to make your heroes gleam. Finalize your publication plans by understanding how to go about selling your book.
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    Comment by 'Jan Bill' in book 'Write Gritty Villains: Character Development for Fiction'

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  9. Write Gritty Villains: Character Development for Fiction

    Write Gritty Villains: Character Development for Fiction

    Find inspiration for creating a villain your readers will remember. Explore ways a villain justifies his actions. Follow easy to recognize examples of personalities based on celebrity and criminal public images. Now is the time to create that mastermind villain with Write Gritty Villains!
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    Discussion Conclusion

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    Discussion Conclusion

    Wonderful to have you and to share with you!! And thank you so much for leaving a review!!!:love::p:D:love:
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    Discussion Conclusion

    Farewell, Everyone! I’ve enjoyed presenting this course. Thank you for joining me and a hug to those who shared insights. I appreciate the opportunity to share the writing journey with you. If you have a few minutes I would be grateful for feedback on your experience. Please see Savvy Author’s...
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    Homework 7 - Homework: - Stay in Check with Your Feelings

    7 - Homework: - Stay in Check with Your Feelings What’s the funny moment in your love life? Symbolize the moment by bringing funny into the conflict played out as the big, finale kiss scene your reader’s have been yearning to experience.
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    Lecture 7 - Stay in Check with Your Feelings

    7 - Stay in Check with Your Feelings You write comedy by being in touch with what you don’t believe is right. Yet, it's your skill in showing the irony in opinions and illogical behavior in others with an objective tone that makes you a writer. You can find an emotional deluge of opinions on...
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    Homework 6 - HOMEWORK: Know Your Audience

    6 - HOMEWORK: Know Your Audience Research your favorite publishers’ and editors’ request lists. If necessary, modify your manuscript accordingly. I put together a few lists of publishers for my book, Romance Writers Win: Plan for Publication and I am sharing them below for your convenience...