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Classes Starting the Week of April 15

How to Write a Novel in 90 days with L. C. Hayden ~ April 15 – April 28 Powerful Openings: Hook Your Readers From Page One with Kris Kennedy ~ April 15 – April 28 Special Events, Programs, and Webinars starting this week MENTORING: Writing the Thriller or Paranormal Novel with Jacqui Jacoby ~ April …
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How To Make Your Character Explode Off The Page On Page One by Kris Kennedy

Characters ARE Your Story Writers spend a lot of time developing plot, and that’s great. But the plot is just a vehicle for character transformation, and that’s why readers are reading. They want to see this person go through this plot, and change. Transform. So you need to start developing them on Page One. Not …
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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) …