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. 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 story. Writers...
  2. Beth Daniels

    Character Playing Goddess: Character Creation for FF&P Stories with Beth Daniels

    When it comes to writing Futuristic, Fantasy and Paranormal stories there is far more than merely deciding on height, build, coloring, past experiences, and hopes and dreams when building a character. Oh, sure, you’ve still got all that, but it’s expanded! Seven-foot-tall might make a character...
  3. LC Hayden

    Craft Secrets of the Trade: A Successful Way to Write with LC Hayden

    Would you like to write a book that no one can put down? The writing so crisp that the words jump out of the page? If this is your dream, then this course is for you. Some books are hard to put down. The reader will be absorbed in the plot and with the characters. Award winning author L. C...
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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 a while. Nobody wants to read the same plot or the same characters. Naturally...
  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. K

    Pacing-Tension Page Turning Dialogue with Kathy Otten

    One of the most common reasons manuscripts are rejected is because the author has told too much of the story and failed to engage the agent, editor, or reader by showing action. Dialogue is action. It adds tension, conflict, and drama to your story. It’s one of the best ways to engage your...
  7. LC Hayden

    Character Developing Characters with Character with L.C. Hayden

    L.C. will show you how to create characters that live in the readers’ mind long after finishing your novel. The workshop will feature how to, Create vivid minor characters Give and handle your characters’ backstory Strike an emotion between the characters and the readers Build characters your...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. TereMichaels

    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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  17. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...