plotting

  1. TashaHutchison

    All things writing Writing tools

    If you would like an easy and quick way to create your story, Wordy Writer Organizers are a great way to do so. You’ll know for sure if your story idea is strong enough to get to your resolution aka THE END. If you want to know more, sign up for our free class here on Savvy Authors!
  2. Beth Daniels

    Plot-Structure Treat Your Plot Like a Journey with Beth Daniels

    How do you get from page one to the final page in your novel, novella, or short story? You treat it like you would when making vacation plans, that’s how. Or, at least, it’s one way to look at it. And it’s the way I look at the journey when writing – in particular when it comes to my novels...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. ineswrites

    Craft Tools Scrivener Scene by Scene with Ines Johnson

    This course will focus on the basic building blocks of every story; the scene. It’s a course that works bests for plotters, writers who outline their story, and pantsers, writers who have a mental hold on the scope of their story but perhaps not a detailed outline. Writers will learn how to set...
  7. Stevens7_2000-yahoo.ie

    Pacing-Tension Crafting a Page Turner with Steve Shrott

    Writing a book is a hard work, but writing a page-turner is even harder. Steve will teach the secrets that authors who write thrillers use to grab the reader from the opening sentence until the end. This workshop will show you, How to grab your reader from the opening paragraph The three...
  8. Deborah Bailey

    Craft Build a Book Series with Deb Bailey

    Looking to create a book trilogy? Maybe your ideas are more than 1 book, but you don't want to commit to a long-term series. How to plan your trilogy or two-part book and still satisfy readers without using cliffhangers. 1. Defining your story world – this is the world that will have to be...
  9. C

    Plot-Structure Lights! Camera! Bestseller! with Chris Redding

    Chris Redding will show you how movie making and scriptwriting techniques can make your novel come alive. She will cover the three act structure of most movies and instruct you on how you can use movie magic including shot lists to make your novel a bestseller. No need to write anything special...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Yvonne Walus

    Craft The Jigsaw Effect - Beyond the Snowflake Method with Yvonne Walus

    You've probably heard of the Snowflake Method of writing, pioneered by award-winning writer Randy Ingermanson. Its premise is that you begin with a a single sentence that represents the theme of your book and then add complexity building outwards from that sentence until you have a full-blown...
  13. Kate McMurray

    Craft Plot Beats and Novel Planning with Kate McMurray

    So you want to plan a novel. Are you more of a pantser? Are you allergic to outlines? Don’t know where to start? Just need a little help? Have no fear! Every novel has a few basic components. First, we’ll look at plot beats, the basic building blocks of a story, and think about ways to plan...
  14. 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...
  15. Landra Graf

    Discussion Pre-Plotting Lecture and Template - Please read before starting Plot Lectures

    First off, I want to say that each one of you who's posted or shared character info/templates have worked so hard this past week: writing is hard, and you are putting in the work. That's half the battle. This next week is probably my favorite part of writing a book - the plot itself. I'm excited...
  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. ajjohnson

    Homework EXERCISE #2: CREATE YOUR VICTIM & HOOK

    Exercise Part A: Create Your Victim Once again, since this is a mini-intensive, attendees are not required to submit this assignment. However, I encourage you to do these exercises in conjunction with your work in progress and ask any questions that may arise. As before, you may not be able to...
  18. 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...
  19. Ariel Heart

    Plot-Structure Hybrid Pre-Plan Your Best Novel with Ariel Heart

    Do you get into writing and pouring your ideas out onto the page and hit a wall, unsure where your story should go next? Do you have a great idea with a few scenes in mind, but can't picture how to get a full story together? Do you have a few books you have started that sit on your computer...
  20. Beth Daniels

    Craft Plot Math for Plotters, Pantsers and Plantsers by Beth Daniels

    *** Registration is now full. *** 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? Hang out with Beth Daniels, author of 30 published...