Thanks to Deb Mc for referring me here.
Hoping to break into the YA Fantasy genre this year.
Would love to find some online courses/resources on improving craft/plotting/etc.
Any recommendations are welcome and much appreciated!
You know the feeling – when you start a book and immediately suspend disbelief to fall into the story world. As authors, we know that this isn’t easy to do. It takes more than a good scene. It takes a maestro of craft to pull it off.
If you’re past problems with POV, character development and...
Writers love backstory! We need backstory. It’s pain and motivation and the unique angles that make our characters sing and howl at the moon. It’s the whys and hows. It explains everything.
Unfortunately, it can also kill story.
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Flying by the seat of your pants to write the first draft for your book feels so freeing. It’s a time to play, to experiment, to try out new ideas. What fun!
But diving into a project as big as a novel without any plan at all often means a lot of extra work after the draft is completed as you...
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
This course focuses on everything you'll need to build a world from the ground up. Whether you're a newbie or an experienced author looking to brush up on your skills, Why Worldbuilding (is the Secret Ingredient) will navigate you through one of the hardest and most rewarding parts of the...
The foundation of your writing is the sentence. How you construct those sentences can make the difference between your story or book plodding along and holding the interest of your reader. This course will discuss the basics of sentence structure.