1. Becky Martinez

    Character 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Jared Agard

    Character Characters and Settings that will Sell with Jared Agard

    The LIVE webinar will be presented on ZOOM. For more information on how to access Zoom for your first Zoom meeting, please check out HERE. The webinar will focus on using the 3 D’s: Sensory description Dialogue Depth to create or strengthen fictional characters and places to make your...
  4. Paris Wynters

    Character Body Language for Writers with Paris Wynters

    Body language is a key ingredient in correctly conveying the emotion you need to add power to your story. This class will teach writers how to use body language to make their characters stronger and more real so they become more than talking heads.
  5. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Lecture Welcome & Class Protocols

    ArchePaths 5 Character Paradigms for Any Story Pamela Jaye Smith COURSE FORMAT & PROTOCOLS Introduction Welcome, Writers, to the “ARCHEPATHS” on-line class. It's a delight to be with you all and I look forward to sharing insights about these wonderful, powerful paradigms that can enrich...
  6. CassandraCarr

    Character Crafting the Perfect Heroine with Cassandra Carr

    Heroines are an integral part of any romance, and authors sometimes feel like it's difficult to differentiate their heroines from everyone else's. There are techniques you can use to make sure your heroine shines, and you'll learn them in this workshop.
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    Character Crafting the Perfect Romantic Hero with Cassandra Carr

    There's an art to creating heroes who will make your readers fall in love at first sight. Different genres and plots call for distinct characteristics, but there are also universal traits all romance heroes should share. In this course you'll learn about various types of heroes and how to...
  8. 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.
  9. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Character ARCHEPATHS – 5 Character Paradigms for Any Story with Pamela Jaye Smith

    You know how important it is for a character to have internal integrity – and how difficult that can sometimes be. Here’s a helpful system from classical myths. Warrior, Monk, Scientist, Magician, Lover – find and develop the best ArchePath for your characters, regardless of gender...
  10. Landra Graf

    Discussion Character Development Lecture: Part 2 - Read by 10/14

    *Suggested read by dates are so you don't get behind in the class material (in case you are wanting feedback on anything or if you have questions). This is the second presentation on Character Development, covering the wounds, fatal flaw, traits, and backstory. Here is some additional...
  11. Johanna DeBiase

    Lecture What is agency and why does your character need it?

    “Furthermore, we have not even to risk the adventure alone; for the Heroes of all time have gone before us; the labyrinth is thoroughly known; we have only to follow the thread of the Hero-path.” ― Joseph Campbell, The Hero With a Thousand Faces What is agency and why does your character...
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    Craft The Counter: Using Negative Space in Your Writing with Mark Dooley

    We struggle to make our writing significant for readers. We often neglect to take make good use of the negative spaces in our writing. When we take advantage of negative spaces, we invite our readers to share in the worlds we’ve created. They collaborate by filling in their own images and...
  13. Shelby Morgen

    Craft Spoiler Alert! (Dump the backstory) The Action News Reporter Method with Margaret Riley

    How many times have we all heard "Show don't Tell!" We know action driven plots and tension driven character development rely on pacing. Whether your WIP is plot driven, character driven, or both, nothing takes a reader out of the action as fast as a question that's asked and never answered (and...
  14. 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.
  15. Johanna DeBiase

    Character From Zero to Hero: Archetypes for Character Development with Johanna DeBiase

    Your story surely has a protagonist, the hero of the story, but does it also have a mentor, ally, herald, trickster, shapeshifter, guardian or shadow? Who would Bilbo be without his mentor, Gandolf? Harry Potter without his shadow, Lord Voldemort? Scout without her ally, Jem? And is your hero...
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    Craft Developing a Premise and a Story Arc with Terri Main

    We combine Premise and Story Arc into the first course. The premise forms the foundation and a way to test the story idea which leads to creating a story arc. Here's the description of the course: You have an idea for a novel, but it takes more than a vague idea to have a viable story premise...
  18. Angela Knight

    Lecture Introduce yourselves!

    Hi, folks! I'm so pleased you decided to join me this weekend. I'd like each of you to introduce yourselves and give me some idea of what you want to get from this class. To give you an idea of what I have planned: I'm going to be posting a pair of character and plot planning sheets designed...
  19. Landra Graf

    Plot-Structure Plot a Romance in 2 Weeks with Landra Graf

    Plot a Romance Novel in 2 weeks. Set your book up for success with detailed character outlines that deepen story connection and worldbuilding. You're familiar with some plotting, but still unsure you're taking the right path... learn a structure that's simple to grasp and easy to use for any...

    Craft Tap into Mind-Mapping to Unlock Your Creativity and Expand Your Stories with June Diehl

    Are your stories sounding kind of similar? Do you find yourself gravitating to the same hunky hero and tough but sweet heroine? We all do it, we find something that works and stick with it. And that can be great, for awhile. Nobody wants to read the same plot or the same characters. Naturally...