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  1. Kate McMurray

    Craft Breaking Down Scenes with Kate McMurray

    What is the function of a scene in a story? It can have many, but it must do something to drive the story forward. In this workshop, we’ll talk about how to write tighter scenes and ensure that each one is serving your larger story. We’ll look at different kinds of scenes, such as action scenes...
  2. CassandraCarr

    Plot-Structure The Writer's Secret Weapon: Strong GMC with Cassandra Carr

    Many writers understand GMC (goal, motivation, conflict) well enough, but still don't use them to their greatest advantage to improve their stories. In this course we'll talk about each aspect of GMC and how to maximize them, then how to make sure they work together. Lesson One: Quick primer...
  3. Beth Daniels

    Plot-Structure Plot Math for Plotters, Pantsers and Plantsers with Beth Daniels

    You’ve no doubt heard of many different ways of plotting a piece of genre fiction. Things like outlines, beat sheets, three act play, and who knows what else. But have you ever considered math as a guideline? Dexterity in mathematics is not a requirement, you’ll no doubt be relieved to know...
  4. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. JacquelinCangro

    Character Story Development: A Master Plan for Building Your Novel with Jacqueline Cangro

    Over the next ten days, we're going to take a deep dive into developing and shaping your story’s plot based on your protagonist's motives. We will review the essentials of character interiority and explore techniques to help develop your story’s structure. This course will help writers of all...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...