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  1. LC Hayden

    Genre How to Craft a Mystery/Thriller with L.C. Hayden

    The book world offers its readers a variety of mysteries. Some are good, some not so good, and some are excellent. What makes the difference? It all begins with its foundation: learning how to craft a successful mystery. An award winning mystery/thriller author will show you how a successful...
  2. CassandraCarr

    Editing Layering as an Editing Tool with Multi-Published Author Cassandra Carr

    Have you ever finished the first draft of a book and thought it was missing something, but you weren't sure what? That "what" is probably layering - the process of adding details to your story, from character traits to body language to descriptions of the environment surrounding your story. Each...
  3. Paris Wynters

    Craft Body Language for Writers with Paris Wynters

    Body language is a key ingredient in correctly conveying the emotion you need to add power to your story. This class will teach writers how to use body language to make their characters stronger and more real so they become more than talking heads.
  4. Kris

    Plot-Structure Crafting Must-Read Backstory: Write Backstory Your Readers Are Dying to Read with Kris Kennedy

    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. Backstory can be deployed. Done right, it’s a weapon in our...
  5. Peter Andrews

    Craft Surprises, Secrets and Revelations - Adding Memorable Twists to Your Stories with Peter Andrews

    How do you keep a reader engaged? One tool is using the desire to find out what happens next. That means predictability is the death of stories. Many people will put down a mystery as soon as they figure out whodunit. And “spoilers” that give away turns and plot points in a movie or a TV show...
  6. Becky Martinez

    Craft Writing Unforgettable Endings with Becky Martinez

    How do you write an ending that is satisfying and keeps the reader thinking long after he or she puts down your book? How can you draw readers back for the next part of your series or make the reader look for your name on Amazon or in bookstores? With a great ending, of course! Discover how you...
  7. 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...
  8. Deborah Bailey

    Craft Emotions and Description with Deb Bailey

    Find out how to connect descriptions to the reader's visceral reactions. Use all five senses to engage the reader. 1. Define your character – who are they and what do they want? 2. Determine character personality traits. 3. Understanding emotional triggers and motivations. 4. Descriptions...
  9. Sorcha Mowbray

    Craft Pumping Up The Sexual Volume: Writing Sex Scenes that Sizzle with Sorcha Mowbray

    Have you ever read your sex scenes and thought, eh? Do you pick up other author’s books and wish you could write those scorching hot love scenes? Maybe you just want to turn up the sexual heat a notch or two in your own writing? Then this is the class for you. In Pumping Up The Sexual Volume...
  10. Katherine McIntyre

    Editing Self-Edit Your Way to Success with Katherine McIntyre

    Want to make your manuscript as polished as it can be? Learn a variety of self-editing techniques from an editor to fix pacing issues, eliminate wasted words, and attain better flow. By the end of this class, you'll have a checklist of tools to handle any hurdles in the early drafts so you can...
  11. 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...
  12. Romance Writers Win: Plan for Publication

    Romance Writers Win: Plan for Publication

    Romance Writers Win demonstrates how to create dynamite titles and memorable characters. It covers plotting and defines disparate damsels. You’ll discover what not to do and how to make your heroes gleam. Finalize your publication plans by understanding how to go about selling your book.
  13. Write Gritty Villains: Character Development for Fiction

    Write Gritty Villains: Character Development for Fiction

    Find inspiration for creating a villain your readers will remember. Explore ways a villain justifies his actions. Follow easy to recognize examples of personalities based on celebrity and criminal public images. Now is the time to create that mastermind villain with Write Gritty Villains!
  14. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Craft SYMBOLS. IMAGES. CODES. with Pamela Jaye Smith

    Humans are first of all visual creatures, and symbols are basic powerful communication tools. The more consciously you use symbols, images, and codes in your stories, the more effective your message will be. Using appropriate visuals – in prose, poetry, plays, or scripts - will heighten the...
  15. pjune-yahoo.com

    Writing Life Mentoring and Coaching with Editorial Director and Author June Diehl

    Are you seeking a coach and mentor who listens? Doesn't squash your writing style? And who provides positive, constructive feedback to meet your goals? As a certified coach with a background in education and over a decade of working with writers, my goal is to offer you an individualized...
  16. Peter Andrews

    Business How to Write Fast with Peter Andrews

    Crank up the efficiency and get that novel, short story, article or script DONE. Through exercises, evaluations, tips and technologies, you can learn to write faster. Discover how to break through blocks, get ideas, develop plots, draft and polish in less time without losing quality.
  17. Becky Martinez

    Plot-Structure Make a Great Start! -- Creating Beginnings with Becky Martinez

    Learn how to create dynamic characters, how to begin plotting your story and how to write those difficult opening pages, and learn strategies that can help take you from the beginning of writing your story. Learn how to create scenes, how to write dialogue and you’re your story off to a good start.
  18. ineswrites

    Craft Tools Scrivener Scene by Scene with Ines Johnson

    This course will focus on the basic building blocks of every story; the scene. It’s a course that works bests for plotters, writers who outline their story, and pantsers, writers who have a mental hold on the scope of their story but perhaps not a detailed outline. Writers will learn how to set...
  19. 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.
  20. terrimain

    Business From Manuscript to Publication - Self Publishing Made Easy with Terri Main

    At one time, the keys to book publishing were held tightly by a handful of publishers and agents. The author often gave up much of their creative control and often a good portion of their profits in exchange for a publishing contract, distribution of the book, and some marketing. Likewise, some...