Genre Contemporary Romance and the Romantic-Comedy: There’s a Difference? with Beth Daniels

    When someone asks what I write, the simple answer is “Romance”. But I don’t actually write romance, even if the stories take place in the contemporary world. I write romantic-comedy, and that’s another whole bowl of fish. What’s the difference? Well, it’s a big one actually but the answer lies...
  2. Peter Andrews

    Craft Write Flash Fiction with Peter Andrews

    Don’t have time to write a novel? Well, fewer people have time to read one. That’s why flash fiction is hot, with over 300 paying markets looking for well-formed stories of 1000 words or less. Learn how to write, market and sell these tiny tales.
  3. JimmyMorris

    Genre Supernatural Scoundrels and How to Write Them: Demons, Vampires & Werewolves, Oh, My! w/Jimmy Morris

    From werewolves and vampires to demons and angels, we will talk about what you know, and what you don't, about "things" that go bump in the night. Come sit by the fireside and listen to stories about creatures who have become famous in movies, TV and books - from Dracula to Edward, Frankenstein...

    Craft Writing the Emotional Journey with June Diehl

    Are your readers satisfied with your stories? Are they reluctant to put your story aside? At the end of your story, the reader should sigh, with a sense of satisfaction, when finishing your story, one which they will remember for a long time coming. So how does one create a satisfied reader...
  5. Jo Vanderhooft

    Character How to Write More Engaging Sex Scenes with JoSelle Vanderhooft

    Sex scenes can make or break a romance, regardless of heat level. Unfortunately, they can fall victim to lazy descriptions, cliché, overreliance on mechanics, and a lack of characterization. This class is designed to teach authors of all skill levels and experience how to avoid these and other...
  6. F.T. Bradley

    Genre YAlit 101: Writing for Teens with F.T. Bradley

    Ever thought of writing books for teens? Young Adult (YA) fiction is a hot market, and many authors alternate their novel writing work for adults with YA. As vibrant as the teen book market is, there are some skills you’ll need to pick up to be a successful YA fiction writer. This two-week...
  7. C

    Character He Said/She Said: The Differences in Male and Female POV with Chris Cox

    Are men and women really that much different? Have you ever wondered what the other gender really thinks? Author Chris Cox has had real life experience as a woman and now as a man since he transitioned in the last few years. Being transgender and being an author, Chris has special insight into...
  8. Peter Andrews

    Character Crazy Bad Villains with Peter Andrews

    From Simon Legree to Hannibal Lector, stand-out villains have captured the imaginations of readers and made stories memorable. The best bad guys won’t hesitate to push against and use the greatest weaknesses or failures of character that a protagonist has. They escalate action, causing harsh...
  9. Lori Devoti

    Genre Plotting and Planning: How to Write a Cozy Mystery with Lori Devoti

    Plotting and Planning: How to Write a Cozy Mystery Love cozy mysteries and dying to write your own, but don’t know where to start? In this eight-week course, Lori Devoti (aka Rae Davies) USA Today Bestselling author of the Dusty Deals Mystery Series, will walk you through everything you need to...
  10. Terry Odell

    Genre Writing the Romantic Suspense with Terry Odell

    Writing a romantic suspense is like trying to juggle while walking between two skyscrapers on a high wire. This workshop will explore ways to make sure you don’t drop any balls or tumble to the street below. Discussions will relate to both the romance and mystery genres in general, as well as...
  11. CassandraCarr

    Genre Writing the Sports Romance with Cassandra Carr

    Sports romance is one the fastest-growing subgenres of the romance market. After all, who doesn't love a man who's strong, skilled (on and off the field) and rich? However, it's also one of the hardest to get right. Details are the most important part of a successful sports romance. In this...