writing

  1. Deborah Bailey

    Craft Creating Intimate Scenes without Going All the Way with Deb Bailey

    What's your favorite heat level for your books? Steamy or super-hot? Or maybe you'd rather leave the details behind closed doors. There's nothing wrong with showing everything or keeping it all under wraps. But you can still stir the reader's emotions while leaving some things under the covers...
  2. Angela Knight

    Craft Blastoff Beginnings: Writing Opening Chapters That Take Readers Along for the Ride w/ Angela Knight

    In this month-long online class, New York Times best-selling author Angela Knight discusses how to write a beginning that will have readers clicking the BUY button. Knight examines the elements that engage the reader’s curiosity and make her care about your characters. She will explain how to...
  3. Jacqui Jacoby

    Craft A Noun is a Person, Place or Thing with Jacqui Jacoby

    If you ever sat in front of the TV on a Saturday morning, you know what I mean. You can’t hear the songs and not sing along in your head. Now, in this course, A Noun is a Person Place or Thing, we will use the gifts of Grammar Rock and Schoolhouse Rock to guide us into better writing. A...
  4. Ariel Heart

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

    This is a different approach rather than plotting. It is based on a combination of 8 plot points with key scenes all novels will benefit from having. This method provides built-in aspects of pacing to keep from the dreaded sagging middle and some character development scenes in the process of...
  5. Becky Martinez

    Craft Adding Humor to Your Manuscript with Becky Martinez

    Have you ever thought of yourself as a comedy writer? Probably not. Many people don’t think they can ever write it, though they might love to read it. Any story, from romance to mystery to fantasy, can use a touch of comedy or light moments. Like any type of writing, certain elements of...
  6. lesliedow

    WritingTool Scrivener

    Scrivener is the go-to app for writers of all kinds, used every day by best-selling novelists, screenwriters, non-fiction writers, students, academics, lawyers, journalists, translators and more. Scrivener won't tell you how to write—it simply provides everything you need to start writing and...
  7. pjune-yahoo.com

    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...
  8. J

    Craft So you've finished the first draft, now what? with Jaqueline Snowe

    You've finished the first draft, so what's next? Learn how to battle the show vs tell issue and discover easy self-editing tips to help that draft sparkle.
  9. faroffdawn

    Intros & Newbies Newbie Alert!

    Hello! I just joined (to be specific, probably only 20 minutes ago) and am excited! I didn't even know SavvyAuthors existed. I randomly found it through a classmate's website! It's amazing how you can randomly find things on the internet... I love how comprehensive this site is and how there...
  10. Shelby Morgen

    Craft Spoiler Alert! (Dump the backstory) The Action News Reporter Method with Margaret Riley

    How many times have we all heard "Show don't Tell!" We know action driven plots and tension driven character development rely on pacing. Whether your WIP is plot driven, character driven, or both, nothing takes a reader out of the action as fast as a question that's asked and never answered (and...
  11. 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...
  12. Stevens7_2000-yahoo.ie

    Craft 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...
  13. pjune-yahoo.com

    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. Romy Sommer

    Craft The Writer's Voice by Romy Sommer

    What is writing voice, and how can we develop our own? It's almost impossible to teach someone voice, but in this workshop we'll do fun exercises to develop and discover our unique voices, and understand why voice is so crucial in attracting agents, editors and readers to our work.
  15. Denise A. Agnew

    Intros & Newbies Waving Hello! New Here

    Hey everyone, Just popping in to say I'm new here. I'll be taking the zombie class coming up. I'm writing a four book series that is post apocalyptic and while I've already written two and half books in the series I'm looking forward to learning more things that could help me with creating...
  16. Ally Broadfield

    Craft Incorporating Humor into Your Writing with Ally Broadfield

    Humor is a part of our everyday lives. It can inspire hope, relieve tension, and help connect us to one another. Learning to use humor effectively will enhance your work and may even boost your creativity by challenging you to approach your craft in a new way. Even if your subject matter is...
  17. Sunny Irene Roth

    Writing Life How to Not Only Survive, but Thrive During NaNoWriMo with Irene S. Roth

    Many writers want to take part in NaNoWriMo each year in November. There is no better way of getting into the later fall months than to delve into writing a brand new book that we can then revise in December and January. I have participated in 20 years of NaNoWriMo’s so far. This will be my...
  18. 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...
  19. Kris

    Craft Crafting Must-Read Backstory: Write Backstory Your Readers Are Dying to Read with Kris Kennedy

    Writers love backstory! We need backstory. It’s pain and motivation and the unique angles that make our characters sing and howl at the moon. It’s the whys and hows. It explains everything. Unfortunately, it can also kill story. Backstory can be deployed. Done right, it’s a weapon in our...
  20. LC Hayden

    Craft How to Write Dynamic Dialog with L. C. Hayden

    Award winning and bestselling author, L. C. Hayden, will guide you on how to turn your dialog into dynamic dialogue. Thus your dialogue will not only sound realistic and be perfectly punctuated, it will also reveal the character’s personality and help develop the plot. Once you've completed this...