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    Special Event GET THAT BOOK WRITTEN: Plot, Write, and Edit the DARN Book! with Jennifer Herrington

    Spend 12 weeks with freelance editor to plot, write, and edit your romance or mystery book. Please register at least one week before to start on the character development, GMC, and brainstorming for your plot. Come with a story idea and some background to help the plotting process. Two weeks...
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    Craft Plot+Scenes=Emotional Arc with Hank Quense

    If you’ve ever sat on the edge of your seat in a movie as the climax unfolds, you have experienced an emotional arc. This class will show students how the plot events create conflict, tension and emotions. When these results are integrated into the scenes, the combination produces the story’s...
  3. Landra Graf

    Plot-Structure Plot a Romance in 2 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...
  4. 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...
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    Do you have a story in you? Do you know how to write it or how to tell it? Creating Stories has the answers. Hank Quense, the author of more than twenty books, tells you how to do it.
  6. Lori Devoti

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

    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 know to plan and write and a successful cozy...

    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...
  8. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Craft Beyond the Hero’s Journey with Pamela Jaye Smith

    Have you been trying to use the Hero’s Journey for your story structure? Is your story not fitting into that pattern? You're probably not telling that mythic. And that's okay. There are dozens of other powerful Mythic Themes: The Wakeup Call, Fatal Attraction, Search for the Promised Land...
  9. Becky Martinez

    Plot-Structure Find Your Perfect Plotting Method – Different Ways to Plot with Becky Martinez

    What is the best way to plot your novel? Not every process works for every author. Sometimes you might find a combination of methods that can work for you. In this class we’ll take an in-depth look at the various plotting methods, and you can determine what might work best for the way you like...
  10. Catherine Chant

    Craft Freedom and Framework: Story Planning for Pantsers with Catherine Chant

    Flying by the seat of your pants to write the first draft for your book feels so freeing. It’s a time to play, to experiment, to try out new ideas. What fun! But diving into a project as big as a novel without any plan at all often means a lot of extra work after the draft is completed as you...
  11. RJ Garside

    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...
  12. Barbara Josselsohn

    Craft Let Your Characters Find Your Story! with Barbara Solomon Josselsohn

    Many aspiring novelists know deep inside that they have a great story to tell, but it can be hard to transfer that feeling into meaningful scenes and chapters. In this intensive, writers will use an approach to writing that begins with developing a deep understanding of a character and then...