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  1. Kate McMurray

    Craft Prewriting with Kate McMurray

    So you’ve got a story idea. How do you get started? In this workshop, we’ll discuss strategies for thinking through your idea and turning that idea into a novel. Even if you’re allergic to outlines, this workshop can give you some ways to think through your novel. This includes: • Answering...
  2. CassandraCarr

    Character Creating the Romantic Couple with Cassandra Carr

    Have you ever read a romance novel and thought, "I really liked the book, but..." Something about the characterization of the hero or heroine left you cold? Didn't make sense? Wasn't fleshed out enough? This course will walk you through the process of creating memorable characters, including...
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    Character Creating 3D Characters that Readers Love with Rebekah Ganiere

    Have you ever read a book where the characters were so vivid and real that you just couldn’t fathom that they weren’t real people? Have you ever wanted to write characters that people fall in love with? Then come join this class and find those characters just waiting to start their journey with...
  4. Jodihenley

    Character How to Create Continuing Character Arcs for Series with Jodi Henley

    Whether you have one character or a multitude, If you want to make sure your characters grow and change over the course of a series you need strong continuing arcs. Learn what a character arc is and how to show it. Also learn how to break your arcs down into per book increments to create a...
  5. TereMichaels

    Character Writing Dialogue with Tere Michaels

    Dialogue is an important part of books—whether it’s lighthearted banter revealing character or stoic words hiding real feelings. Characters must sound real and yet talk in a way that conveys their feelings, thoughts and moves the story along—and the truth is, that can often be at odds! How do...
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    Editing Editing in 10 Steps with Jen Paquette

    Dreading the moment when your manuscript comes back from the editor dripping in red lines? You can save both of you time and energy with a few basic steps. Sending your work to an editor can be a nerve-wracking experience, but it is possible to make the moment more celebratory than terrifying...
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    Research How to Use Tarot for Story, Scenes, Characters, and More with Paula Chaffee Scardamalia

    The tarot is a visual, symbolic and metaphorical tool that offers a unique and fun way to approach character development, setting, conflict, and plot. In this workshop, participants learn to use the tarot for blasting through frustrating writer’s blocks, uncovering character quirks and secrets...
  8. Amy L Bernstein

    Character Revealing Character Through Dialogue: Secrets, Lies, and Innermost Thoughts with Amy L. Bernstein

    You’ve plotted your novel, mapped your main character’s “arc” of change, and set your story in motion. Now for the hardest part of all: Figuring out what all these people should say to one another—and to themselves. The writer and poet Elizabeth Bowen once said, “Dialogue is what characters do...
  9. Brenda Chin

    Craft Understanding Point of View with Brenda Chin

    Using point of view effectively is critical for making readers care about your characters. Find out how to use this element to make your story stay with readers long after they put the book down. Discover… · The different types of point of view – when and how to use them. · Pros...
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    Genre-Fantasy Writing Urban Fantasy with June Diehl

    Whether you are new at writing urban fantasy or want to improve some aspect of writing in this genre, we’ll explore in detail what urban fantasy is and the elements that make it a popular genre. How does the writer blend our world with the magical? How might the writer create non-human...
  11. Angela Knight

    Genre-Romance Designing the Perfect Romance Cast with Angela Knight

    In this brand-new month-long online class, New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight discusses the importance of creating the perfect cast for the kind of romance you’re trying to write. A memorable romance cast is more than the sum of its parts. To create an effective book, all the...
  12. 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.
  13. Deborah Bailey

    Genre Loving the Monster: Writing the Shifter/Cyborg/Monster Romantic Hero with Deb Bailey

    The “monster” romantic hero comes in many types: shifter, cyborg, orc – from fantasy to science fiction to contemporary worlds. What is the attraction and how can you make your hero irresistible? We’ll cover: Monsters & Bad Boys - The many Inspirations for the hero as “monster” and why we...
  14. SallyKilpatrick

    Plot-Structure-GMC The Nice Girl's Guide to Conflict with Sally Kilpatrick

    Whether a beginner or more seasoned, this class will teach the author to think about ways to add or enhance conflict in their stories. Primarily, conflict is a work of looking at a characters GMC--both internal and external--but this class will also explore additional strategies such as adding...
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    Character Sympathy without Saintliness with Alicia Rasley

    It's a real conundrum. We want our characters to be "sympathetic"-- someone the reader cares about and roots for. But paradoxically, sometimes the more we TRY to make them good and admirable, the more saintly they become, the less the reader likes them. It might be envy, or resentment, or an...
  16. Deborah Bailey

    Genre-Romance Second Chance Romances with Deb Bailey

    Second chance romance is a popular trope that covers a lot of situations. A chance to make up after a split. A second chance at love for "older" heroines. Another chance for love after heartbreak or trauma. Second chances come in many forms and readers love to experience them. Learn how to build...
  17. Cynthia Owens

    Character Define Your Characters with Dialogue with Cynthia Owens

    If you’re like most writers, you’ve probably taken a number of classes and read even more about writing snappy dialogue. That’s not this class. This class will focus on using dialogue to define your characters. The most important thing to remember when you’re creating character is to make them...
  18. LC Hayden

    Pacing-Tension How to Keep the Readers Turning the Pages with L.C. Hayden

    Have you ever started reading a book that you just couldn't put down? Learn the secrets that keep your reader from putting down your book. LC. will show you how to incorporate the page turning elements into your manuscript, including: Element of time, Cliffhangers, Mood and atmosphere, Use...
  19. Deborah Bailey

    Character Writing Romance with "Older" Characters with Deb Bailey

    Readers are looking for more stories with "mature" characters (30 years old +). Learn how to create characters who have life experience and are perfect for all types of romances (all sub-genres of romance). Determining the age range and what character experiences might be How not to fall into...
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    Character Being, Doing, Becoming – The Heroic Flaw and The Heroic Journey with Alicia Rasley

    Fiction, like nature, is all about change. So in a story, heroism requires more than being perfectly heroic, and even more than committing heroic acts. It also requires the ability to change under pressure, to grow into someone better even if it hurts. In the same way, creating a heroic...