character arc

  1. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Character Alpha Babes with Pamela Jaye Smith

    Whether you're creating super-heroines or putting ordinary people in extraordinary situations, sometimes it just takes an Alpha Babe to accomplish the goal. Learn the qualities of the Alpha Babe, explore the transitions to become one, and use the repercussions of being one to enrich your...
  2. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Lecture Lesson 9 - The Magician

    ARCHEPATHS 5 Character Paradigms for Any Story LESSON #9 – The Magician Pamela Jaye Smith A Magician is someone who can see patterns where others cannot see them and who creates patterns where they did not formerly exist. This is the playground for your paranormal and supernatural stories...
  3. TereMichaels

    Character The Missing Puzzle Piece: Core Wounds with Tere Michaels

    Core Wounds sit in the heart of every person - both real and fictional. An understanding of these deep-seated, harmful "truths" we believe can lead to the creation of three-dimensional characters and emotionally impactful narratives readers will never forget. This workshop will explore what a...
  4. Beth Daniels

    Genre Mixing Murder & Magic: Writing The Urban Fantasy P.I. to Life with Beth Daniels

    I picked up my first urban fantasy book to read after watching a short-lived series on the SciFi Channel, (as it was once known) called The Dresden Files. I’d tuned in because of a short mention in the newspaper TV listings about a show with a wizard named Harry who was the star of a bestselling...
  5. Romy Sommer

    Character Craft a Strong Character Arc with Romy Sommer

    A strong character arc is the key to getting readers emotionally invested in our stories. In this workshop we'll learn how to craft character arcs that will create a transformative experience not just for our characters, but for readers too.
  6. Angela Knight

    Craft Blastoff Beginnings: Writing opening chapters that take readers along for the ride w/ Angela Knight

    In this month-long online class, New York Times best-selling author Angela Knight discusses how to write a beginning that will have readers clicking the BUY button. Knight examines the elements that engage the reader’s curiosity and make her care about your characters. She will explain how to...
  7. Amdenisch

    Craft Villains and Antagonists with Anna Denisch

    Objective: By the end of this week-long workshop, writers will have be able to determine the differences between antagonists and villains and will be able to use this knowledge to create fulfilling and meaningful character arcs for the baddies of their books. Lesson One: Difference between an...
  8. Story Design: a series of lectures.

    Story Design: a series of lectures.

    Do you have one or more ideas for a story but aren’t sure what to do with it? Learn how to develop your idea into a story with author Hank Quense. During his Story Design series of lectures you’ll build your characters, create a plot, design the scenes and more.
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  10. terrimain

    Character Developing Characters from the Inside Out with Terri Main

    A story might be defined as somebody in some location has a goal, but something gets in the way of achieving that goal. Whether the story is a love story or an action-adventure Zombie Apocalypse novel, the character is always at the center of the story. Plot is determined by the choices your...
  11. Angela Knight

    Lecture Lesson 5: Romantic Conflict as the Spine of the Romance

    Lesson 5: Romantic Conflict as the Spine of the Romance By Angela Knight According to the Romance Writers of America, to qualify as a romance, at least half the page count needs to concern the relationship between the hero and heroine. Even the external conflict isn’t as important. In fact...
  12. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Lecture ALPHA BABES Lesson Three - Alpha Babes Character Arc

    LESSON #3 ALPHA BABES CHARACTER ARC Pamela Jaye Smith Like any good journey, your heroine’s trip from Beta (or even Gamma) Babe to an Alpha Babe needs to have interesting, dramatic, relevant challenges along her way. Those challenges need to be both internal and external. From the...
  13. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Lecture Beyond - Lesson Twelve - Search for the Holy Grail

    LESSON #12 – “Search for the Holy Grail” Pamela Jaye Smith By the very nature of what you do as an artist, you are Searching for the Holy Grail of your own ideal work and its ideal place in the world of ideas, in the hearts of your readers, and in the marketplace. Your heroine who is...
  14. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Lecture Lesson Three - Beyond - "Mythic Statements"

    LESSON #3 – Mythic Statements Pamela Jaye Smith Mythic Themes help align your story and give it internal integrity and universality. But it does not stop there. There are more Mythic Tools available to strengthen and enhance your story. Some of the most important have to do with dialogue...
  15. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Lecture Lesson Three - Alpha Babes Character Arc

    LESSON #3 ALPHA BABES CHARACTER ARC Pamela Jaye Smith Like any good journey, your heroine’s trip from Beta (or even Gamma) Babe to an Alpha Babe needs to have interesting, dramatic, relevant challenges along her way. Those challenges need to be both internal and external. From the...
  16. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Lecture ARCHEPATHS - Lesson 10 - Magician sub-Paths

    ARCHEPATHS 5 Character Paradigms for Any Story LESSON #10 – Magician sub-Paths Pamela Jaye Smith Everyone wants a little magic in their life. But not everyone is a pure, true Magician. Not to worry...there are ways to stay connected to the Magician ArchePath even if you are on one...
  17. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Lecture ARCHEPATHS - Lesson 6

    ARCHEPATHS 5 Character Paradigms for Any Story LESSON #6 – Clergy/Ascetic sub-Paths Pamela Jaye Smith The Clergy Path is one that most will pass through in various ways in various stages of individual development. Often people on the other ArchePaths will go into a secondary Clergy...
  18. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Lecture ARCHEPATHS - Lesson 5

    ARCHEPATHS 5 Character Paradigms for Any Story LESSON #5 – The Clergy/Ascetic Pamela Jaye Smith The Path of the Clergy/Ascetic is best characterized by abstention, withdrawal, denial of the physical self. Their innermost goal is to reach great spiritual heights by denying the draw of...
  19. Becky Martinez

    Craft Making Your Characters Real with Becky Martinez

    Great characters are the foundation of any good story. Learn how to bring your characters to life with one of the co-authors of two books on creating memorable characters. Find out how you can come up with heroes and heroines who go from cardboard figures to believable people. Make them come...
  20. SaschaIllyvich

    Character Am I Evil? A Primer on Creating Villains with Sascha Illyvich

    Have you crafted the perfect hero but now worry about his counterpart, the villain? Do you want to know what the difference is between the words evil and villain? Are you hoping to create the next Joker or original Dracula? Are you curious as to the numerous types of villains and their...