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Classes Starting the Week of April 8

Spring is here and we’re all dreaming of summer, but don’t stop learning and writing! Creating Great Characters with Becky Martinez ~ April 8 – May 5 How to Craft Your Mystery Short Story with Steve Shrott ~ April 8 – April 21 Writing Romance in Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror with Rebekah Ganiere ~ April …
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Classes Starting the Week of April 1

Spring is here and we’re all dreaming of summer, but don’t stop learning and writing! Braiding Conflicts to Build the Perfect Climax with Angela Knight ~ April 1 – April 28 Prequeling: Harvesting Backstory for Further Tales with Beth Daniels ~ April 1 – April 28 Social Media For Authors with Ines Johnson ~ April 1 – …
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Backstory Can Solve Your Theme, Tension, Characterization, and Plotting Problems by Kris Kennedy

No, really, it can. At least, it’s going to help. First, let’s be clear. You need a protagonist with a compelling backstory. Saying this may seem counterintuitive at this point, since you’re already here reading a post about backstory, but I mention it because there are a surprising number of books where the main character(s) …