gmc

  1. TereMichaels

    Character It Takes a Village: Writing Supporting Characters with Tere Michaels

    An exploration of world-building, development of plot and main characters through secondary characters. At the end of the day, no matter what the genre or trope, whether it’s happening in Alabama or on Mars, we are all trying to create the best possible characters to tell our story. Writers...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. CassandraCarr

    Plot-Structure Keep Your Plot Tight with Cassandra Carr

    Every writer, but especially beginning writers, have trouble keeping their plots moving. We've all heard about the "sagging middle" and other gotchas authors run into, but how do you avoid these pitfalls? In this workshop you'll learn tried and true techniques for making sure your reader...
  13. Sorcha Mowbray

    Plot-Structure Plot Friction: Making Your Plots Sticky with Sorcha Mowbray

    Have you heard the dreaded phrase…your book needs more conflict? Ugh! Maybe you've been told the story just doesn't grab me? Perhaps you're wondering what you can do differently? How can you make your characters come alive? In Plot Friction: Making Your Plots Sticky multi-published erotic...
  14. Paris Wynters

    Plot-Structure The Nuts and Bolts of GMC with Paris Wynters

    The foundation of every functional novel is goal, motivation, and conflict. What your character wants, why they want it, and what they’re willing to endure to get it. Sounds simple in principle, right? But I’ve seen a lot of people struggle with this, so over the next few weeks, I’m going to...
  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...
  16. Brenda Chin

    Craft Build A Book with Brenda Chin

    A six-week course outlining step-by-step instructions on crafting a work of fiction. Students of this course will receive feedback after Week 1, and after Week 6, as well as receiving a 20% discount on Brenda Chin’s freelance editing services, if they choose to take their work further...
  17. 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...
  18. Becky Martinez

    Plot-Structure Your Novel's BluePrint with Expert Author Becky Martinez

    Ask a veteran author about the importance of creating a strong and cohesive plot with a solid GMC and they'll tell you it's key to sustaining a long and rewarding publishing career. Don't let your book fall into an agent or editor's the slush pile with a weak plot and unmotivated characters...
  19. Beth Daniels

    Plot-Structure Your Novel's BluePrint with Expert Author Beth Daniels

    Ask a veteran author about the importance of creating a strong and cohesive plot with a solid GMC and they'll tell you it's key to sustaining a long and rewarding publishing career. Don't let your book fall into an agent or editor's the slush pile with a weak plot and unmotivated characters...
  20. K

    Craft Story Structures: One Shape Doesn't Fit All! with Kate Freiman

    This workshop explores story structure models from Aristotle's and Sid Field's 3-Acts, to Shakespeare's 5 acts, The Hero's Journey's 12 steps, Save The Cat's 13+ Beats, and several other less well known ones. The genres and sub-genres best suited to each story structure model are suggested...