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  1. Amy L Bernstein

    Craft The First-Person Voice: Getting Past “I” with Amy Bernstein

    Writing in first person is an exciting opportunity to explore one character’s deepest secrets and drives. But how do you create an interesting world, and other believable characters, if we’re trapped inside one head? We’ll explore successful authors’ use of first-person voice and identify...
  2. CassandraCarr

    Genre-Romance Writing the New Adult Romance with Cassandra Carr

    New Adult Romance, at its heart, is the bridge between YA (Young Adult) and Adult Romance. If you want to write a manuscript that takes place during this approximate period of time in your characters’ lives, but aren’t sure how to hook readers, this is the workshop for you. Clarification of...
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    Genre Writing the Thriller with Steve Shrott

    In this workshop, you’ll learn how to construct a thriller from beginning to end. Some of the topics covered are: What is a thriller and why are they so popular? The many different categories of thrillers Secrets of creating commercial story ideas Developing a ‘hot’ plot How to start your story...
  4. Beth Daniels

    Genre-Mystery-Crime Writing the Cozy Mystery with Beth Daniels

    If there is one type of mystery story that continues to draw readers in, it’s the Cozy Mystery. The reasons are likely that the setting is frequently a small community like a small town or a small community of like-minded people (same profession or group like a book club) or who live in a...
  5. Kate McMurray

    Craft Editing with Kate McMurray

    Revising and editing are discrete processes; revising fixes big issues and editing fixes small ones. In this workshop, we’ll discuss strategies for self-editing. We’ll cover: • Some grammar/mechanics basics so you can find common errors in your novel. • Strategies for searching through your...
  6. Kate McMurray

    Craft Revising with Kate McMurray

    The process of revising includes fixing big-picture problems, such as plot holes and character issues. In this workshop, we’ll go through a list of common issues and work out the best ways to troubleshoot and fix your novel. Some of these include (but are not limited to): • Making sure your...
  7. Kate McMurray

    Craft Drafting with Kate McMurray

    The central thesis of this workshop is: if you know where you’re going, you’ll get there faster. We’ll discuss how to write better drafts in less time. Some of this pulls from the pre-writing workshop to discuss how to have a plan for writing that you can follow and thus spend less time staring...
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    Craft Prewriting with Kate McMurray

    So you’ve got a story idea. How do you get started? In this workshop, we’ll discuss strategies for thinking through your idea and turning that idea into a novel. Even if you’re allergic to outlines, this workshop can give you some ways to think through your novel. This includes: • Answering...
  9. Kate McMurray

    Craft Manuscript to Query Series with Kate McMurray

    Workshop 1: Pre-Writing and Planning So you’ve got a story idea. How do you get started? In this workshop, we’ll discuss strategies for thinking through your idea and turning that idea into a novel. Even if you’re allergic to outlines, this workshop can give you some ways to think through your...
  10. JacquelinCangro

    Editing Be Your Own Developmental Editor with Jackie Cangro

    Be Your Own Developmental Editor will provide the tools and techniques to help you see your manuscript the way an editor or agent might see it. We’ll ask the tough questions to guide you in making your manuscript the best it can be. You’ll use these tools to assess your story’s strengths and...
  11. LC Hayden

    Pacing-Tension Show, Don't Tell with LC Hayden

    We’ve all heard it: Show, don’t tell. But what exactly does that mean? Award-winning author L. C. Hayden will address this and other important concerns. She will define the concept, show the reader how to tell which mode he’s in, and how to fix the problem. Hayden will then go an extra step...
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    Character Creating 3D Characters that Readers Love with Rebekah Ganiere

    Have you ever read a book where the characters were so vivid and real that you just couldn’t fathom that they weren’t real people? Have you ever wanted to write characters that people fall in love with? Then come join this class and find those characters just waiting to start their journey with...
  13. Angela Knight

    Craft Blastoff Beginnings: Writing Opening Chapters That Take Readers Along for the Ride w/ Angela Knight

    In this month-long online class, New York Times best-selling author Angela Knight discusses how to write a beginning that will have readers clicking the BUY button. Knight examines the elements that engage the reader’s curiosity and make her care about your characters. She will explain how to...
  14. Jodihenley

    Character How to Create Continuing Character Arcs for Series with Jodi Henley

    Whether you have one character or a multitude, If you want to make sure your characters grow and change over the course of a series you need strong continuing arcs. Learn what a character arc is and how to show it. Also learn how to break your arcs down into per book increments to create a...
  15. terrimain

    Editing Become your own Plot Doctor with Terri Main

    Once you have written your first draft, you know you are not done. You understand that you need to fix everything from plot holes to punctuation. The starting point is Macro-Editing - Editing the Big Picture. Many spend $1000s on Book Doctors, Finishers, and Developmental Editors to do this work...
  16. Beth Daniels

    Genre Writing the Romantic Suspense Story with Beth Daniels

    Falling in love isn’t easy. It’s why we can write full length novels about characters in the process of doing so, with all the ups and down that entails. When someone is attempting to kill one of the characters or has been hired to keep one from being killed or kidnapped or needs to prove they...
  17. LC Hayden

    Genre-Mystery-Crime 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...
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    Pacing-Tension Pancakes are Not Plot with Margaret Bates

    Writing a full novel is a daunting prospect. As a writer, you have to fill between 75,000 – 120,000 or even more words based on genre expectations. But how do you make sure you can avoid that dreaded saggy middle? How do you know that each chapter and scene zings with tension and keeps readers...
  19. Sunny Irene Roth

    Craft Learn to Craft Your Memoir in Four Weeks with Irene Roth

    Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery as you learn the art of crafting your own memoir in just four weeks. This hands-on workshop is designed to guide you through the essential steps of memoir writing, helping you unearth the stories that define your unique life experiences...
  20. TereMichaels

    Character Writing Dialogue with Tere Michaels

    Dialogue is an important part of books—whether it’s lighthearted banter revealing character or stoic words hiding real feelings. Characters must sound real and yet talk in a way that conveys their feelings, thoughts and moves the story along—and the truth is, that can often be at odds! How do...