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  1. mawado

    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...
  2. Lisa J MacDonald

    Craft Advance Point of View: Writing Techniques the Masters Use with Lisa J. Peck-MacDonald

    Writers have been playing with point of view since they have been putting words on caves and scrolls. There is a subtle difference in the various types of point of view and how to use them to best enhance the story. In this workshop we are going to explore the eleven different types of point of...
  3. Becky Martinez

    Craft Writing Great Villains with Becky Martinez

    We hate them, we love them, we want to see them defeated or we want to see them steal away and return for another story. Villains can often make the difference between a good or memorable story and one that is drab. Learn how to create your own memorable villains as we see how they interact...
  4. 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...
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    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.
  6. 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...
  9. 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...
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    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...
  11. CassandraCarr

    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...
  12. Kris

    Craft Remarkable Characters with Kris Kennedy

    Forget making your characters 'sympathetic.' Make them remarkable. How many times have we heard the advice: "Make your character 'sympathetic.'" Or scarier yet, 'relatable.' But maybe that’s not what you need... When you start focusing on making your heroes and heroines sympathetic...
  13. Katherine McIntyre

    Craft Catching the Feels: How to Achieve Emotional Depth and Deeper POV with Katherine McIntyre

    Are your characters feeling flat or too superficial? Are readers having a hard time connecting? In Catching the Feels, we'll dive deep into character creation and how to find the spark of your characters from the beginning. We'll also go through different approaches and techniques to achieve...
  14. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Craft Beyond the Hero’s Journey with Pamela Jaye Smith

    Have you been trying to use the Hero’s Journey for your story structure? Is your story not fitting into that pattern? You're probably not telling that mythic. And that's okay. There are dozens of other powerful Mythic Themes: The Wakeup Call, Fatal Attraction, Search for the Promised Land...
  15. 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...
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    Craft Crafting a Page Turner with Steve Shrott

    Writing a book is a hard work, but writing a page-turner is even harder. Steve will teach the secrets that authors who write thrillers use to grab the reader from the opening sentence until the end. This workshop will show you, How to grab your reader from the opening paragraph The three...
  17. Peter Andrews

    Character Crazy Bad Villains with Peter Andrews

    From Simon Legree to Hannibal Lector, stand-out villains have captured the imaginations of readers and made stories memorable. The best bad guys won’t hesitate to push against and use the greatest weaknesses or failures of character that a protagonist has. They escalate action, causing harsh...
  18. Jo Vanderhooft

    Character How to Write More Engaging Sex Scenes with JoSelle Vanderhooft

    Sex scenes can make or break a romance, regardless of heat level. Unfortunately, they can fall victim to lazy descriptions, cliché, overreliance on mechanics, and a lack of characterization. This class is designed to teach authors of all skill levels and experience how to avoid these and other...
  19. F.T. Bradley

    Genre YAlit 101: Writing for Teens with F.T. Bradley

    Ever thought of writing books for teens? Young Adult (YA) fiction is a hot market, and many authors alternate their novel writing work for adults with YA. As vibrant as the teen book market is, there are some skills you’ll need to pick up to be a successful YA fiction writer. This two-week...
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    Character He Said/She Said: The Differences in Male and Female POV with Chris Cox

    Are men and women really that much different? Have you ever wondered what the other gender really thinks? Author Chris Cox has had real life experience as a woman and now as a man since he transitioned in the last few years. Being transgender and being an author, Chris has special insight into...