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    Character From Zero to Hero: Archetypes for Character Development with Johanna DeBiase

    Your story surely has a protagonist, the hero of the story, but does it also have a mentor, ally, herald, trickster, shapeshifter, guardian or shadow? Who would Bilbo be without his mentor, Gandolf? Harry Potter without his shadow, Lord Voldemort? Scout without her ally, Jem? And is your hero...
  2. Romy Sommer

    Craft The Writer's Voice by Romy Sommer

    What is writing voice, and how can we develop our own? It's almost impossible to teach someone voice, but in this workshop we'll do fun exercises to develop and discover our unique voices, and understand why voice is so crucial in attracting agents, editors and readers to our work.
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    Craft What Your Editor Wishes You Knew with Clare Wood

    This class will teach writers how to spot and six of the most common writing issues that a freelance editor sees. They include passive voice (or get a little action in your verbs), telling not showing (or then he went there and he did that and he came back), conversation tags (or what's wrong...
  4. Kristin Molnar

    Character Revising Secondary Characters with K.L. Lord

    This workshop helps writers identify common archetypes of secondary characters, how they impact the story, weaknesses in those characters, and discusses several methods by which the weak secondary characters may be revised. Secondary characters serve several important purposes in fiction...
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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 awhile. Nobody wants to read the same plot or the same characters. Naturally...
  6. Peter Andrews

    Craft Story Bootcamp with Peter Andrews

    Start fast! Keep it humming. End with authority. Polish, correct, and tighten the prose. Learn how to rewrite your story, whether fiction or nonfiction, so it entices, captivates, and delights readers. This course will explore the dimensions of your story and push them to the limits so you get...
  7. Lisa J MacDonald

    Craft Writing with the Masters: Building Your Writing Toolbox Kit with Lisa J. MacDonald

    Are you tired of sounding the same in your writing? Do you wish you could create a different effect in your writing but you are not sure you have the right skills to get the effect that you want? In this highly interactive workshop we are going to learn how to write from some of the most...
  8. Gloria Ng

    Intros & Newbies YA Fantasy

    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! Thanks, Gloria
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    Craft 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...
  10. Ally Broadfield

    Craft Incorporating Humor into Your Writing with Ally Broadfield

    Humor is a part of our everyday lives. It can inspire hope, relieve tension, and help connect us to one another. Learning to use humor effectively will enhance your work and may even boost your creativity by challenging you to approach your craft in a new way. Even if your subject matter is...
  11. Becky Martinez

    Craft Let’s Write a Story with Becky Martinez

    Once you have a plot and characters you should be all set to write that next best seller, right? Wrong! A boring beginning or a flat ending can leave your readers throwing the book at the wall or eager to write up a nasty review. Writing a book that can have readers eagerly awaiting your next...
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    Craft Making Your Characters Real with Becky Martinez

    Great characters are the foundation of any good story. Learn how to bring your characters to life with one of the co-authors of two books on creating memorable characters. Find out how you can come up with heroes and heroines who go from cardboard figures to believable people. Make them come...
  13. Katherine McIntyre

    Craft Catching the Feels: How to Achieve Emotional Depth and Deeper POV with Katherine McIntyre

    Are your characters feeling flat or too superficial? Are readers having a hard time connecting? In Catching the Feels, we'll dive deep into character creation and how to find the spark of your characters from the beginning. We'll also go through different approaches and techniques to achieve...
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    Craft The Art of Titling with Sally J. Walker

    TITLING IS AN ART Titling a work is like naming a child because it acknowledges the unique dignity of that being to both the creator and the world. "Untitled" hints of disrespect and confusion. Learn how to proudly give an identity to your creative work through five simple analytical steps...
  15. Laura Drake

    Craft Advanced Writing with Laura Drake

    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...
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    Craft 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...
  17. Catherine Chant

    Craft Freedom and Framework: Story Planning for Pantsers with Catherine Chant

    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...
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    Craft Crafting a Page Turner with Steve Shrott

    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 The three...
  19. Catherine Peace

    World-Setting Why Worldbuilding is the Secret Ingredient with Catherine Peace

    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...
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    Craft Sentence Structure with Terri Main

    Sentence Structure. 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. Topics include: The three...