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  1. Lucy V Hay

    Plot-Structure How Not To Lose The Plot with Lucy V Hay

    The aim of 'How Not To Lose The Plot' is to help demystify plotting and lay out the process in a straightforward, step-by-step way. This course is for writers who hate outlining or find structure/plotting difficult in general, or perhaps are attempting a novel for the first time. Some more...
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    Plot-Structure Plot Gardening with Ines Johnson

    This course introduces writers to a number of master plots from The Hero’s Journey, to The Save the Cat Method, the Romance Beats, and many more. The aim of this course is for writers to “date” plotting methods until they find the one that works best for them. Writers will even be encouraged to...
  3. 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...
  4. Kate McMurray

    Craft So You Want to Plan a Novel with Kate McMurray

    Writing a good first draft in less time is not so much a matter of typing faster but rather of using your time more efficiently. If you know where you’re going before you start your journey, you’ll get there faster. This means two things. First, plan the story in advance. This doesn’t...
  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...
  6. 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...
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    Craft Hate outlining? Try Blueprinting to give your story the perfect structure for YOU with June Diehl

    Do you hate the idea of outlining your story before the drafting begins? Do you also hate the mess that you end up with from pure pantsing? There are methods in between that give structure without the overhead of outlining! Uncover methods, tips, and tools you can use to blueprint your story at...
  8. F.T. Bradley

    Craft Getting the ‘Send It!’—Perfecting Your First Five Pages with Fleur Bradley

    When submitting to agents, you often get to include five sample pages with your query. This workshop will teach you how to get those pages to shine, from character introduction, conflict, voice and formatting—to ensure that agents will want to read more. Instructor will provide feedback on query...
  9. Beth Daniels

    Craft Reverse Engineering the Novel with Beth Daniels

    You’ve heard of “reverse engineering”, right? It’s when a company takes a product another firm has created and then tears it down to see how it works and then improves on it to tromp the original company’s profits nearly out of existence. Actually, the first time I heard the term was in the...
  10. 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...
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    Craft Tap into Mind-Mapping to Unlock Your Creativity and Expand Your Stories with June Diehl

    Are your stories sounding kind of similar? Do you find yourself gravitating to the same hunky hero and tough but sweet heroine? We all do it, we find something that works and stick with it. And that can be great, for awhile. Nobody wants to read the same plot or the same characters. Naturally...
  12. Sunny Irene Roth

    Genre Yes, You Can Write the Perfect Picture Book in a Month with Irene Roth

    Everyone has that special picture book that we all remember. The one that instilled in us the love of books and reading. You can write a book that will touch a child's heart! Come along with Irene on a voyage of discovery and learn the secrets of writing every child's favorite book! In this...
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    Craft Mentoring and Coaching with Editorial Director and Author June Diehl

    Are you seeking a coach and mentor who listens? Doesn't squash your writing style? And who provides positive, constructive feedback to meet your goals? As a certified coach with a background in education and over a decade of working with writers, my goal is to offer you an individualized...
  14. Jordan McCollum

    Lecture Lesson 6: Structural failures of the second half

    Does your story get derailed in the second half? Learn how to avoid (and fix!) the most common structural failures in the second half of your story--along with a bonus lesson on scene structure problems! Password: skei91h Password: skei91h Next week, we'll dig into applying all that...
  15. Jordan McCollum

    Lecture Lesson 5: Structural Failures of the first half

    I know we're still catching up on previous lessons, but we still have a lot of new material to cover as well! Is your story's structure as strong as it should be, as it needs to be? Check to make sure you don't have the most common structural failures in the first half of your story, and learn...
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    Craft Master Workshop in Story Planning with June Diehl

    If you plan before you begin your draft or plan during the drafting part of your writing process, we’ll cover many of the techniques that you can use to help make your drafting go smoother. If you current do no or little planning before or during the writing of the story draft, we’ll explore...
  17. Becky Martinez

    Craft Let’s Write a Story with Becky Martinez

    Once you have a plot and characters you should be all set to write that next best seller, right? Wrong! A boring beginning or a flat ending can leave your readers throwing the book at the wall or eager to write up a nasty review. Writing a book that can have readers eagerly awaiting your next...
  18. Becky Martinez

    Craft Let’s Plot Your Novel with Becky Martinez

    Don’t let the plotting process get you down. It can seem like a major undertaking, but once you figure out what works best for you, you can let the real author in you come out and get down to plotting any type of story – from romance to thriller to fantasy, from short stories to a long series...
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    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...
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    Craft Adding Humor to Novels and Short Stories with Steve Shrott

    Do you want to write a funny novel or short story? Or perhaps you'd like to add humor to the book you've already written? If so, then this is the course for you. Some of the areas covered in this two week course, include-- The difference between funny and humorous. What makes something fun to...