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    Craft Writing Well Plotted Erotica with Genie Davis

    Writing erotica means sexy - but it doesn't mean plotless or scatological. The art of erotic phrasing, how to keep a story going yet still "hot," and what women want in terms of erotic subjects are all part of this class in which assignments will be critiqued.
  2. Deborah Bailey

    Craft Use the Heroine’s Journey to Plot Your Novel with Deb Bailey

    Lots of writers have heard of the Hero's Journey, which is based on the work of Joseph Campbell. But there's also a Heroine's Journey, which is based on the story of the Sumerian goddess, Inanna, an epic that describes her descent into the underworld. The heroine’s journey is not so much about...
  3. Tinthia Clemant

    Craft GMC: Goal, Motivation, and Conflict, the ABCs of a Great Story with Tinthia Clemant

    The month-long class will demonstrate how to determine a character's goal, his or her motivation, and internal and external conflicts. The students will learn how to use GMC to create well-developed, three-dimensional characters, and a strong story structure.
  4. Kris

    Craft Remarkable Characters with Kris Kennedy

    Forget making your characters 'sympathetic.' Make them remarkable. How many times have we heard the advice: "Make your character 'sympathetic.'" Or scarier yet, 'relatable.' But maybe that’s not what you need... When you start focusing on making your heroes and heroines sympathetic...
  5. 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...

    Plot-Structure Making GMC Work for YOU with Robyn DeHart

    You’re familiar with all the basics, but how do you really apply all those acronyms? This workshop will go deep with hands-on assistance to show you how to build your story our of your character’s emotional journeys. We’ll pay special attention to the character arc and how it relates to theme...

    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...
  8. RJ Garside

    New for 2018 Beating NaNovember for the Win

    Summer is almost over and the kiddies are back in school. It’s time to take back your writing time and you know what that means...NaNovember is right around the corner! But are you ready? Have you found yourself lost and disappointed a week or two into NaNovember? Did your characters wander...
  9. Laura Drake

    Craft Advanced Writing with Laura Drake

    You know the feeling – when you start a book and immediately suspend disbelief to fall into the story world. As authors, we know that this isn’t easy to do. It takes more than a good scene. It takes a maestro of craft to pull it off. If you’re past problems with POV, character development and...

    Plot-Structure Beating Up Blake Snyder’s along with Chris Vogler’s Journey with Sally J. Walker

    Every storytelling/screenwriting guru has their own outline of how Beginning-Middle-Ending unfolds, naming necessary beats/events and identifying when they should happen. The 16 lessons of this four week course will walk through the comparison-contrast of two: Blake Snyder and Christopher...
  11. 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...

    Character Extreme Makeover with Robyn DeHart

    EXTREME MAKEOVER: TAKE YOUR CHARACTERS FROM DRAB TO FAB This workshop will give a writer the tools they need to craft a character, paying particular focus to character types, character goals, character growth, and conflict (both internal and external). Showing tried and true methods for...