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  1. MorganSloan

    Intros & Newbies Hello, all!

    Hey, everybody! I'm Jo Morgan Sloan. I go my Jo in my day-to-day, and Morgan is my pen name. I'm querying three fiction novels at this time, rewriting a seven-book fanfiction series, and I also write nonfiction essays and poetry. I was fortunate enough to be published last year in Drunk Monkeys...
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    Craft Writing Subtext with June Diehl

    What is subtext and why is it important to fiction? How does something that lingers beneath the surface of a story have such a profound impact on the reader? Discover how you can deepen your fiction and add complexity to your story and characters. Subtext creates experiences that connect to your...
  3. Sunny Irene Roth

    Genre How to Write Kid-Lit with Irene Roth

    In this workshop, you will learn how to write fiction for kids of all ages. It is geared to writers who are trying to break into a new kind of kid-lit but are unsure which one to choose. By the end of this workshop, you will certainly learn all the ins and outs of creating your children’s...
  4. TereMichaels

    Craft Our Writer's Voice with Tere Michaels

    Our Writer's Voice is more than how we write – it’s also about what and why we write. An understanding of our journey from consumer to creator can have a major impact on a career. From choosing projects to understanding and moving through blocks to creating an authentic and unique brand, your...
  5. Peter Andrews

    Plot-Structure Write Flash Fiction with Peter Andrews

    Don’t have time to write a novel? Well, fewer people have time to read one. That’s why flash fiction is hot, with over 300 paying markets looking for well-formed stories of 1000 words or less. Learn how to write, market and sell these tiny tales.
  6. Beth Daniels

    Genre From Sea to Shining Sea: Writing the American Historical with Beth Daniels

    When you cruise the shelves at the bookstore, or the online listings, it’s easy to find stories of daring-do and hot clinches set in the Scottish Highlands, Regency or Victorian London or a country house within these periods, and occasionally take a trip back to the Medieval or Age of the...
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    Writing Life 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. Sia Huff

    Writing Life Color Your Story: How Color Affects Our Emotions with Sia Huff

    Writing is transferring emotion onto the page to make a story come alive. Color sets the mood instantly without lengthy, detailed descriptions. Characters and setting become vivid when color is used to evoke primal physiological and emotional responses in readers. Individual colors have inherent...
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    Craft Show Don’t Tell: The Writer’s Golden Rule with Cynthia Owens

    Show Don’t Tell: The Writer’s Golden Rule looks at different techniques of putting your readers into your story, and how to use them. We will cover: · Show vs. Tell?—Examines the difference between telling a story and showing it. · The Five Senses—How to use the senses effectively. ·...
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    Character Nobody's Perfect! Plotting the Character Journey with Alicia Rasley

    Nobody's perfect, especially our characters! After all, they need room to change. In fact, the imperfect protagonist makes the three-dimensional story possible by making "character change" propel the events. The character moving through the external plot is a story of only two dimensions. The...
  11. Amdenisch

    Character Teens Say the Damnedest Things with Anna Denisch

    Capturing the voice of characters is difficult on its own, but it’s even harder when you’re writing for a different generation. Writing Young Adult works allows us to connect to our younger selves and relive the aches and pains of growing up. But what we said (and even did) as young adults isn’t...
  12. CassandraCarr

    Editing Layering as an Editing Tool with Multi-Published Author Cassandra Carr

    Have you ever finished the first draft of a book and thought it was missing something, but you weren't sure what? That "what" is probably layering - the process of adding details to your story, from character traits to body language to descriptions of the environment surrounding your story. Each...
  13. Sia Huff

    Plot-Structure Stellar Scenes with Sia Huff

    Scenes are considered the building block of a story. A piece that should connect to the whole. We’ve been told that each scene needs to carry its weight. But what does that mean? In this workshop we’ll review the basics of what a scene is and what the experts say. You’ll learn key elements of a...
  14. Beth Daniels

    Character SHEBA TO AMELIA: Use Women Who Made History as Heroine Inspiration Models with Beth Daniels

    It’s men who wrote history for the most part but when a woman makes it into the history books of the past, it’s because she impressed the heck out of those men. Or, in some cases, made them afraid. Very afraid. The nerve of those gals, right? This all means that there are some ladies who serve...
  15. CassandraCarr

    Plot-Structure Is Your Dark Moment Gray? How to make it black & keep your readers interested w/ Cassandra Carr

    Have you ever read a romance and reach the traditional 60-80% complete section and think, "That's it? That's what's going to keep these main characters apart?" I think we all have. The central theme in romance is, of course, love and reaching the Happy Ever After or Happy For Now. But the...
  16. Deborah Bailey

    Genre How to Maintain Romantic Conflict with Deb Bailey

    Without conflict there is no story. Your characters have to grow and they have to be challenged. They fall in love, break up and make up until the HEA or HFN. How do you keep the tension and conflict as they go through their story arc? What keeps them going and what conflicts do they have to...
  17. Peter Andrews

    Character Mastering Character Arcs with Peter Andrews

    One reason we come to fiction is to experience the changes characters go through. And, while the external journey from maid to princess or farmer to Jedi knight may create engaging challenges, we identify with characters because they learn how to trust others or master their tempers or become...
  18. Dawn_McClure

    Find Your Crew

    ***FREE to all registered users. This group is what you make of it - it's a safe space for writers to meet and greet. Register to access the discussion. Once registered click on the Classroom Discussions tab.*** Welcome to Find Your Crew, where the mission is to bring like-minded...
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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...
  20. KatieMcCoach

    Craft Write a Good Manuscript for F's Sake with Katie McCoach

    After eight years of developmental editing manuscript after manuscript, helping authors grow their stories and reach their potential, book editor Katie McCoach has discovered the 4 key elements that make up a compelling character narrative. Many of us have heard of Deb Dixon’s GMC (Goal...