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  1. Deborah Bailey

    Genre How to Maintain Romantic Conflict with Deb Bailey

    Without conflict there is no story. Your characters have to grow and they have to be challenged. They fall in love, break up and make up until the HEA or HFN. How do you keep the tension and conflict as they go through their story arc? What keeps them going and what conflicts do they have to...
  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...
  3. Kris

    Character 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...
  4. Deborah Bailey

    Character Creating Origin Stories for Your Characters with Deb Bailey

    Character development using origin stories. What makes them the way they are? What experiences formed them? How to create protagonists' and antagonists' origin stories. What makes your character who they are – what were their beginnings? Archetypes and origin stories Using your characters'...
  5. TereMichaels

    Character The Emotional Arc with Tere Michaels

    An emotional arc is the journey that a character’s emotional state of mind undertakes during a scene. A typical emotional arc has a beginning in which the character is feeling a certain way, an end in which their emotional state of mind has undergone a change, and a turning point that triggers...
  6. Deborah Bailey

    Character Using Your Characters' Emotional Wounds for Character Development with Deb Bailey

    Develop your characters and create backstory using emotional wounds and inner conflicts. What motivates your character? What are the traumas that might be inspiring them to take certain actions? How to determine what wounds make sense for your characters and your story Raise the stakes in your...
  7. Angela Knight

    Character Silver Tongued Devils: Writing Dialogue that Sparkles with Angela Knight

    Dialogue is a writer's greatest tool when it comes to bringing a character to life. It communicates their beliefs, their emotions, and their relationships with others. It sets them apart from everyone else in the book and is a key ingredient in the story's believability. But how do you create a...
  8. Chris Redding

    Genre Shifters, Vampires, and Witches, Oh My - Writing Paranormal Romance with Chris Redding

    In this two-week course, you’ll learn the basics of writing paranormal romance. You’ll learn the tropes of each type of paranormal romance, where you must adhere to the guidelines, and where you can push the envelope. Let’s take an exciting journey through the writing of other-wordly beings who...
  9. Kate McMurray

    Craft Fine Tune Your Manuscript with Kate McMurray

    Want to take your manuscript from good to great? A few simple things can help your story shine and stand out from the pack. Our goals for this workshop: · Cut wordiness to make your manuscript clearer and more readable. · Check for other grammatical sins like excessive sentence...
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    Character Bad Guys Need Love Too with Alicia Rasley

    Villains are a lot like heroes: They are active, powerful, dynamic, and capable of change. They're just, you know, bad. And you have to give your villains a little love to make them a worthy opponent for your actual heroic characters. In this interactive workshop, we'll discuss a few...
  11. Deborah Bailey

    Craft Creating Intimate Scenes without Going All the Way with Deb Bailey

    What's your favorite heat level for your books? Steamy or super-hot? Or maybe you'd rather leave the details behind closed doors. There's nothing wrong with showing everything or keeping it all under wraps. But you can still stir the reader's emotions while leaving some things under the covers...
  12. LC Hayden

    Craft Show Don't Tell with LC Hayden

    Do you have trouble with telling the reader the story instead of showing it? If so, join the crowd. This is one of the most common mistakes in writing. But there’s hope. In this two week workshop, I will Show you how to tell which mode you’re in Tell you how to fix the problem Show you how to...
  13. 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...
  14. Brenda Chin

    Character MASTER CLASS: Understanding Point of View with Brenda Chin

    Award-winning editor Brenda Chin has worked in the romance industry for more than 32 years. Throughout her many years with Harlequin, she had the opportunity to work with some of the best writers in the business, often buying their first book. Brenda is offering her expertise to help authors go...
  15. Brenda Chin

    Character MASTER CLASS: Creating Complex Characters with Brenda Chin

    Award-winning editor Brenda Chin has worked in the romance industry for more than 32 years. Throughout her many years with Harlequin, she had the opportunity to work with some of the best writers in the business, often buying their first book. Brenda is offering her expertise to help authors go...
  16. 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...
  17. Deb Crossland

    Character Writing the Heroine's Journey with Deborah Crossland

    Most people are familiar with Joseph Campbell's monomyth but have not heard of Maureen Murdock's Heroine's Journey. Murdock builds on the hero's journey and shows how it's different for the feminine. In this class, we will explore the nine steps as well as their similarities and differences to...
  18. Deborah Bailey

    Craft Deep POV with Deb Bailey

    You can get up close and personal with your characters by using deep third person POV. Deep POV can be used to create your character's voice and creates a connection with the reader. How to determine your character's "voice" What Deep POV is compared to other third person POVs Tips and...
  19. LC Hayden

    Craft Avoiding the Pitfalls of Writing with L.C. Hayden

    Award winning and bestselling author, L. C. Hayden will discuss the various writing pitfalls that stand in the way of becoming a successful writer. Not only will she point them out, she will show you ways to avoid them. Some of the pitfalls she will discuss center around character development...
  20. 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...