1. Gloria Ng

    YA Fantasy

    Thanks to Deb Mc for referring me here. Hoping to break into the YA Fantasy genre this year. Would love to find some online courses/resources on improving craft/plotting/etc. Any recommendations are welcome and much appreciated! Thanks, Gloria
  2. 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...

    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...
  4. F.T. Bradley

    Genre YAlit 101: Writing for Teens with F.T. Bradley

    Ever thought of writing books for teens? Young Adult (YA) fiction is a hot market, and many authors alternate their novel writing work for adults with YA. As vibrant as the teen book market is, there are some skills you’ll need to pick up to be a successful YA fiction writer. This two-week...
  5. Y

    Plot-Structure Kill Boring Plots with Yvonne Walus

    Learn how to write books that impact the reader and become conversation topics at parties. Make your books count. They say that a human body can survive 3 weeks without food, 3 days without water, and 3 minutes without oxygen. So how long can a human mind survive when bored? How long can a...
  6. C

    Plot-Structure Layering: Not Just for Cakes with Chris Redding

    In this class, you will start with two pages of dialogue and transform it into a fully functioning scene. By adding each element of what needs to go into a story individually, you will see how it all makes the whole. You will also be able to add all the elements seamlessly, including description...

    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...
  8. 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...
  9. CassandraCarr

    Genre Writing the Sports Romance with Cassandra Carr

    Sports romance is one the fastest-growing subgenres of the romance market. After all, who doesn't love a man who's strong, skilled (on and off the field) and rich? However, it's also one of the hardest to get right. Details are the most important part of a successful sports romance. In this...

    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...
  11. Becky Martinez

    Craft Brainstorm your Novel with Sue Viders & Becky Martinez

    Two multi-published authors & writing coaches will answer all your story questions and work with you to brainstorm ideas for your first book or to get next book started. Get help with: developing your character’s background determining character flaws and faults and how to use them in the story...

    Craft The Never-Ending Plot Resource with Sally J. Walker

    Polti’s principle of 36 situations shows “There are no new stories.” This 8-session workshop from Sally Walker takes the writer through his situations and explains how to apply, twist and spark every story and its characters into unpredictable freshness, even with genre expectations.