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  1. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lecture 6 - Review & Questions?

    Lecture 6 Welcome back to the class. In this final lecture we're doing a review and wrap-up. If you have questions that have not been answered - now is the time to ask them! :) *We covered the archetypal characters who are the character types that appear in fairy tales and mythology.*...
  2. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lecture 5 - How to Give Your Story a Fairy Tale Flavor

    Lecture 5 Welcome back to the class. Today we're covering: Giving your story the fairy tale flavor even if it's not faithful to the original story. As I've mentioned, we can use different fairy tale inspirations in one story. So the story may have a familiar feeling but it won't be...
  3. Deborah Bailey

    Homework Lecture 4

    Homework If you like, feel free to catch up on homework you've missed. Have you read any fairy tale or mythological retellings that you enjoyed? If so, why did you like them? Do you have a favorite myth or fairy tale? Have you ever added any of the elements to a story? Please feel free to...
  4. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lecture 4 - Writing a Story that's the Same-but Different

    Lecture 4 Welcome back to the class. Hope you enjoyed your weekend! Today we're covering: Writing a story that's the same, but different. Keeping familiar elements while adding your own ideas. Using Archetypal Characters in Different Stories We can use fairy tale or mythological story...
  5. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lecture 3 - Fairy Tale Origins

    Lecture 3 Welcome back to the class! Today the topic is: Backstories of some well-known tales – they didn’t all start out the way you think! Since it's Friday and you might have your mind on the weekend (or on NaNoWriMo if you're doing that this year) I decided to switch the lesson order...
  6. Deborah Bailey

    Homework Lecture 2

    Homework Even if you haven't done Monday's homework, no problem. If you want to catch up, check out the Lecture 1 homework. -What fairy tale(s) are you basing your WIP (or story idea) on? -What genre is your story going to be in? Is there a reason you picked it? -What twists are you...
  7. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lecture 2 - Twists for fairy tale stories

    Lecture 2 Welcome back to the class! Today we're going to cover: How to brainstorm twists for your fairy tale worlds. When it comes to fairy tale retellings there are many different ways to reinterpret familiar stories. That's why I mentioned the part that archetypes play in fairy tales...
  8. Deborah Bailey

    Homework Lecture 1

    Homework Here are some questions for you (answer one or all of them, if you prefer): Do you have any favorite fairy tales or myths? What are they? Do you have a fairy tale (or mythological) story idea? If so, what fairy tale is it based on and what genre is it in? If you've already written...
  9. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lecture 1 - Fairy Tales, Mythology & Archetypes

    Lecture 1 Today we're going to cover: Fairy tales, mythology and archetypes – why they are popular with readers For the purposes of giving examples, I'm going to use hero and heroine interchangeably. As well as him, her, she, he, they, their...you get the picture. (Please note the...
  10. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Welcome & Introduction

    Welcome Hi Everyone! I'm happy to be back at Savvy Authors presenting another class for all of you. If you've been in one of my previous classes, great to connect with you again! :) A little about me... I'm an indie author of paranormal and science fiction romance. I've also published a...
  11. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lesson 3 -

    Lesson 3 – Direct Sales Hi everyone! Be sure to ask your questions in the Q&A thread today if there's anything you'd like clarification on. When you're selling your books "wide" you have to consider all the ways that readers can find you. As I mentioned in yesterday's class, if you're using...
  12. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lesson 2 - Promotions & Sales

    Lesson 2 – Promotions & Sales Hi everyone! Please make sure you ask your questions in the Q&A thread. Using your formatted files is a way to save money on software or services for conversion. If you don't have the time or inclination to use other means, this is the best way to do it. Yes...
  13. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Please Read: Distribution for books in specific categories

    Based on a question from one of the participants, I wanted to share this information. Even though I'm using Draft 2 Digital as an example of a platform you can use to distribute your books, it's not the only platform. It may be an easier way for authors to format books and distribute them to...
  14. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lecture 6 - Review & Questions?

    Lecture 6 Welcome back to the class. In this final lecture we're doing a review and wrap-up of what we've covered. Who is your character? Yes, we can have the hero or heroine say what they feel and ask for what they want. But we can also show it in ways that allow the reader to connect...
  15. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lesson 1 - Distributing Your Book

    Lesson 1 Hi everyone! Let's get started. Originally when I started publishing, for the most part I stuck with KDP. After a while I wanted to see how my books would perform on other platforms. I started out using Smashwords (I still have a non-fiction book on there) to distribute to other...
  16. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Welcome & Introduction

    Welcome Hi everyone! If you've been in one of my previous classes at Savvy Authors, great to connect with you again! :) A little about me... I'm an indie author of paranormal and science fiction romance novellas and speculative fiction short stories. I've also published non-fiction books as...
  17. Deborah Bailey

    Homework Lecture 5

    Homework Answer one or all of the questions if you prefer. -What is your protagonist(s) favorite place to be? What place(s) do they avoid? -What is your antagonist(s) favorite place to be? What place(s) do they avoid? -When it comes to your current WIP is this a new story world for you...
  18. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lecture 5 - Describing your story world & your characters

    Lecture 5 Welcome back to the class. Today we're covering: Describing your characters' place in the story world We're almost at the end of the class! If you have questions about this lecture, or any of the previous ones, let please me know. Anything I haven't covered or that isn't clear...
  19. Deborah Bailey

    Homework Lecture 4

    Homework Please answer one or all of the questions if you prefer. -What's the turning point (or awakening) for your character and how do you describe it? -Do you usually use all 5 senses in your descriptions? If not, which ones do you use the most? -What do you think is easier to write...
  20. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lecture 4 - Describing Your Characters' Feelings & Experiences

    Lecture 4 Welcome back to the class. By the way, if you have specific questions that I haven't answered, please ask them. I can't know what you want to know if you don't tell me. Let me know what you're thinking about this topic. Any questions that you have will also be helpful for everyone...