characters

  1. TereMichaels

    Character It Takes a Village: Writing Supporting Characters with Tere Michaels

    An exploration of world-building, development of plot and main characters through secondary characters. Introduction At the end of the day, no matter what the genre or trope, whether it’s happening in Alabama or on Mars, we are all trying to create the best possible characters to tell our...
  2. VampWereZombie

    Character Writing for the Darkside: Villains, Antagonist and Monsters with Rebekah Ganiere

    Have you ever watched a movie and rooted for the villain? Do you read books where you cringe and are yet delighted by the awfulness of the bad guy? Have you ever seen a villain transform before your eyes as you realize their motives are not that far gone from what you yourself believe? These are...
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    Craft Evolving Story and Character from Life with Sally J. Walker

    Your life is a rich resource for story and character, no matter your age. This course will take you on the adventure of identifying unique and emotionally charged ideas from many different areas of your life, such as family, friends, acquaintances, media, work, the past and even books and...
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    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...
  5. DiAnn Mills

    Craft Exploring the Art of Characterization with DiAnn Mills

    *** Registration is now full. *** If the development of character was easy, every novel would hit the bestseller list. Novelists create stories from a deep need to entertain readers through the eyes of a memorable character. We long to create a character the reader loves or loves to hate. so we...
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    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...
  7. F.T. Bradley

    Craft Getting the ‘Send It!’—Perfecting Your First Five Pages with Fleur Bradley

    When submitting to agents, you often get to include five sample pages with your query. This workshop will teach you how to get those pages to shine, from character introduction, conflict, voice and formatting—to ensure that agents will want to read more. Instructor will provide feedback on query...
  8. Stephanie.

    Craft A Heartened Deep POV with Stephanie Spann

    Have you ever added the old, “heart skipped a beat,” cliché to your manuscripts? (Raising my hand.) I mean, of course, this and similar phrases are convenient ways to share the emotions behind romantic thrills or devastating defeats that your characters face. But, everyone has a different...
  9. 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...
  10. K

    Writing Life Write Through Fright with Kimberley Troutte

    Write Through Fright By NY Times Bestselling Author, Kimberley Troutte Almost all writers have suffered some sort of fear associated with writing (fear of failure, sophomore book syndrome, impostor's syndrome...). Successful authors have learned to write through the fear. You can, too. This...
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    Do you have a story in you? Do you know how to write it or how to tell it? Creating Stories has the answers. Hank Quense, the author of more than twenty books, tells you how to do it.
  12. Becky Martinez

    Craft Let’s Plot Your Novel with Becky Martinez

    Don’t let the plotting process get you down. It can seem like a major undertaking, but once you figure out what works best for you, you can let the real author in you come out and get down to plotting any type of story – from romance to thriller to fantasy, from short stories to a long series...
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    Craft How to Create & Use a Series Bible with June Diehl

    We’ve all heard of writers using a series bible. But how is it best used while writing a series and what should it include? During the four weeks of the workshop, we’ll explore how to create a series bible that fits what you’re writing and how to use and maintain your series bible over the...
  14. 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...
  15. JimmyMorris

    Genre Supernatural Scoundrels and How to Write Them: Demons, Vampires & Werewolves, Oh, My! w/Jimmy Morris

    From werewolves and vampires to demons and angels, we will talk about what you know, and what you don't, about "things" that go bump in the night. Come sit by the fireside and listen to stories about creatures who have become famous in movies, TV and books - from Dracula to Edward, Frankenstein...
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    Craft Writing the Emotional Journey with June Diehl

    Are your readers satisfied with your stories? Are they reluctant to put your story aside? At the end of your story, the reader should sigh, with a sense of satisfaction, when finishing your story, one which they will remember for a long time coming. So how does one create a satisfied reader...
  17. Terry Odell

    Genre Writing the Romantic Suspense with Terry Odell

    Writing a romantic suspense is like trying to juggle while walking between two skyscrapers on a high wire. This workshop will explore ways to make sure you don’t drop any balls or tumble to the street below. Discussions will relate to both the romance and mystery genres in general, as well as...
  18. Kris

    Remarkable Characters with USA Today bestseller, award-winning author 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...