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  1. TereMichaels

    Plot-Structure Gut Punch: Using Emotional Conflict as Plot with Tere Michaels

    When we start writing, we have an idea of how our readers will react to our stories. Do we want them to laugh? Cry? Gasp? Compose angry letters in their heads because how dare we? And what is the key to making that happen in the story? We create our characters and their internal journeys with...
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    Craft Writing Subtext with June Diehl

    What is subtext and why is it important to fiction? How does something that lingers beneath the surface of a story have such a profound impact on the reader? Discover how you can deepen your fiction and add complexity to your story and characters. Subtext creates experiences that connect to your...
  3. Angela Knight

    Plot-Structure Blueprint to Book: Plotting and Writing a Novel with Angela Knight

    In this month-long, twelve-lesson class, NYT best-selling author, Angela Knight, demonstrates how she plots, writes, and revises a short novel. Where Brainstorming to Revision dealt with the short story, in this class Angela digs into novel construction. She uses a combination of video...
  4. hank-quense

    Plot-Structure Mind-Mapping a Novel with Hank Quense

    The first draft of a novel needs consistency and continuity: the more the better the novel will be. Mind-maps offer a way to gain that consistency. What if you knew how to create mind-maps to ensure that consistency? And that continuity? What if you had a way to make sure your characters...
  5. Beth Daniels

    Plot-Structure The Beginning, The Middle and The Twist: Stun your readers with the unexpected with Beth Daniels

    Presenter: Beth Daniels, aka Beth Henderson, J.B. Dane, and Nied Darnell What gets a story talked about around the water cooler, over that latte or flavored coffee, over the milk shake or diet drink? For those who watched as well as those who read GAME OF THRONES, it was when George R. R...
  6. joan koster

    Plot-Structure Zig Zag Plotting with Joan Koster

    Looking for a way to add conflict and suspense to your novel, chapters, and scenes? Then this workshop is for you. Whether you are a plotter or a pantser, you can apply this easy-to-use technique as you draft, during revision of your WIP, and even as a way to break through writer’s block. In...
  7. CassandraCarr

    Plot-Structure Story Structure for Pantsers with Cassandra Carr

    Plotting and pantsing seem like two different ways of writing, but most of us actually use a combination of both. If your writing style veers toward being a pantser, you may still want some idea of where you're going before you start. How do you go about making a plan without stifling your...
  8. Deborah Bailey

    Craft Fairy Tale Retellings with Deb Bailey

    Fairy tale retellings are very popular for a reason. They use tropes and characters that we're familiar with. For instance, the Cinderella story is a common one across cultures and centuries. Learn how to use these familiar and beloved characters in stories and give them a different twist. 1...
  9. Landra Graf

    Genre Plot A Romance In Two Weeks with Landra Graf

    Plot a Romance Novel in 2 weeks. Set your book up for success with detailed character outlines that deepen story connection and worldbuilding. You're familiar with some plotting, but still unsure you're taking the right path... learn a structure that's simple to grasp and easy to use for any...
  10. Angela Knight

    Pacing-Tension Braiding Conflicts to Build the Perfect Climax with Angela Knight

    The basic building blocks of romance fiction are conflicts: internal, external, and romantic. Strong conflicts drive readers to keep reading in order to discover who wins. No matter how beautiful the writing is, if the conflict isn’t strong enough, the reader will get bored and go read...
  11. Kerri Nelson

    Craft Goal Motivation Conflict Mastery with USA Today Bestselling Author Kerri Nelson

    Every good story (and every good character) is driven by goal, motivation, and conflict. If you’re struggling to complete your work-in-progress, you might be missing one of these elements. Or, you might not be going deep enough with one of these elements. In this class, we’ll learn the...
  12. MelindaCurtis

    Plot-Structure Hack Your Way to Good Conflict with Melinda Curtis

    Do your characters have nice, worry-free lives? Do you flounder in the middle of your story wondering what happens? Does your head hurt every time you try to add more conflict to your story? If so, join Melinda Curtis for a weeklong course on how to Hack Your Way to Conflict. In this interactive...
  13. Tambra

    Craft The Essentials of Characterization and Plotting with Tambra Nicole Kendall

    This workshop material is for beginning and intermediate writers, but all are welcome! Having a good foundation in fiction writing skills is vital. Our goal is to keep readers turning the pages and buying more of our books. Join me as we learn and discuss the techniques of characterization and...
  14. 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...
  15. Deborah Bailey

    Character Writing Romance with "Older" Characters with Deb Bailey

    Readers are looking for more stories with "mature" characters (30 years old +). Learn how to create characters who have life experience and are perfect for all types of romances (all sub-genres of romance). Determining the age range and what character experiences might be How not to fall into...
  16. LC Hayden

    Craft Avoiding the Pitfalls of Writing with L.C. Hayden

    Award winning and bestselling author, L. C. Hayden will discuss the various writing pitfalls that stand in the way of becoming a successful writer. Not only will she point them out, she will show you ways to avoid them. Some of the pitfalls she will discuss center around character development...
  17. TereMichaels

    Character The Emotional Arc with Tere Michaels

    An emotional arc is the journey that a character’s emotional state of mind undertakes during a scene. A typical emotional arc has a beginning in which the character is feeling a certain way, an end in which their emotional state of mind has undergone a change, and a turning point that triggers...
  18. Amdenisch

    Plot-Structure 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...
  19. Becky Martinez

    Plot-Structure Unsagging your Middles with Becky Martinez

    Learn how to keep the middle of your book from suffering from the Sagging Syndrome. Get secrets of how to make your plot move along more quickly through the middle. Learn the basics of subplots and how they can be utilized to get the most out of your characters. Find out how you can use dialogue...
  20. Landra Graf

    Pacing-Tension 5 W's of Conflict with Landra Graf

    Conflict is the reason stories happen. Conflict is keeping a romance from blossoming, a hero from reaching his goal, a villain trying to stop a hero, or even a killer from being stopped. Nine times out of ten a book falls flat because the conflict is non-existent and in this one-week course...