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  1. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Craft Mastering Your Creative Process with Pamela Jaye Smith

    Whether it’s for a story, a project, a class, a relationship, etc. the 4-part creative cycle affects everything on small and large scales, from a single small plant to a civilization to a star system. Learning to discern where in the process something is can give you all kinds of insights and...
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    Craft Content Editing with Terri Main

    In between macro-editing (developmental editing) and proofreading for mechanical errors lies Content editing. Macro editing focuses on the novel as a whole and the structure of entire multi-chapter segments at times. Proofreading focuses on the necessary minutia of grammar, punctuation and...
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    Craft 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...
  4. Sunny Irene Roth

    Genre Yes, you can write a Middle-Grade Novel in a month with Irene Roth

    Do you read Middle Grade novels? Do you find a real affinity in the story lines? Do you find that middle-grade fiction provides a wonderful escape for you, even when your life seems a bit in tatters? Do you like hanging out with pre-teens or do you perhaps have a pre-teen at home? If you...
  5. Lisa J MacDonald

    Craft Advance Point of View: Writing Techniques the Masters Use with Lisa J. Peck-MacDonald

    Writers have been playing with point of view since they have been putting words on caves and scrolls. There is a subtle difference in the various types of point of view and how to use them to best enhance the story. In this workshop we are going to explore the eleven different types of point of...
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    Genre Remaking Magic with Beth Daniels

    Magic is the stuff of legends. It’s been used by people since before civilizations were in place. Magic was an integrate part of religion to the hunter-gatherers, then it became part of ceremonies in the early civilizations, became a deterrent in the hands of an ancient priest, a way of torture...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
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    Craft From Premise to Plot with Anna Denisch

    A class designed to take the idea and opening scenes of a story and turn it into a full-fledged finished product. Using a method involving character needs and oppositions, writers will learn to churn out a list of ideas, create detailed scenes from those ideas, and figure out the best ending...
  10. Becky Martinez

    Craft Writing Great Villains with Becky Martinez

    We hate them, we love them, we want to see them defeated or we want to see them steal away and return for another story. Villains can often make the difference between a good or memorable story and one that is drab. Learn how to create your own memorable villains as we see how they interact...
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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...
  12. 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.
  13. Sunny Irene Roth

    Craft Write the Perfect Short Story with Irene Roth

    Did you ever want to write a short story but never knew where to start? Do you love stories and tell yourself stories from time to time? Do you think in terms of stories? Do you love reading short stories in the Chicken Soup Series? If you answered any of these questions in the affirmative...
  14. SuzanneJefferies

    Craft Tighten Your Writing with Suzanne Jefferies

    Show don’t tell, deep point of view, too many adverbs! How do you make your writing tighter, punchier, and hit all those tick-boxes? In this week-long workshop I’ll take you through the six steps to make sure your romance writing is everything you want it to be.
  15. LC Hayden

    Craft Yes, You CAN Craft a Novel in 90 Days (or less) with bestselling author L.C. Hayden

    Want to pump out a well structured manuscript in less than 90 days? L.C. Hayden wants to share her first-draft blueprint with YOU. In this two-week workshop she will guide you through a series of exercises so that after you finish the workshop you can write, write, write! The importance of...
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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...
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    Craft 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...
  18. Sunny Irene Roth

    Genre How to Write a Romance Novel with Irene Roth

    Do you read romance novels? Do you find a real affinity in the story lines? Do you find that cozy romances provide a wonderful escape for you, even when you life seems a bit in tatters? Do you love Hallmark movies? If you answered any of the above questions in the affirmative, you have come to...
  19. Peter Andrews

    Craft Novel in a Month with Peter Andrews

    Committing yourself to writing a novel in a month can help you build good habits, clarify your dedication to writing, and rediscover the joy of storytelling. It may even catalyze the creation of a wonderful book. Learn how to get the most out of this Ironman event of writing (completing a...
  20. Johanna DeBiase

    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...