Category: Workshops

Romance Across the Metaverse: Writing Romance in Paranormal, Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Workshops · Workshops-Upcoming

02/13/2018 – 03/11/2018 Romance Across the Metaverse: Writing Romance in Paranormal, Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror – Presenter: Rebekah R. Ganiere Love is Universal – Even for Monsters! Have you ever wanted to write in the Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Horror genre but you just aren’t sure how to meld romance and the other elements necessary to [Read more…]

The Mystery of the Flesh-Eating Blurb

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02/05/2018 – 02/18/2018  The Mystery of the Flesh-Eating Blurb- Presenter: Sorchia DuBois   Authors are a hardy lot. We brave the perils of research and grammar. We laugh in the face of character development and plot twists. We scoff at revisions and critiques. We boldly bear the slings and arrows of the publishing biz without a [Read more…]

Bump in the Night: Writing the Paranormal Thriller

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01/15/2018 – 02/11/2018 Bump in the Night: Writing the Paranormal Thriller – Presenter: Jacqui Jacoby          They come in the night, the secrets and the sounds…they are the thing that goes Bump in the Night. Paranormal & Thriller author, Jacqui Jacoby offers insight on how not only to write for the genres, but how [Read more…]

Creating Heroes that Inspire Us

Posted on Nov 6, 2017 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Workshops · Workshops-Upcoming

01/08/2018 – 02/04/2018 Creating Heroes that Inspire Us – Presenter: Pamela Jaye            You know how important it is for a character to have internal integrity – and how difficult that can sometimes be. Here’s a helpful system from classical myths, the five ArchePaths.           Warrior, Monk, Scientist, Magician, Lover – find and develop the best ArchePath for [Read more…]

The Essential Guide to Plotting and Characterization

Posted on Jan 7, 2017 by   3 Comments | Posted in Workshops · Writing

07/03/2017 – 07/28/2017 In this course, we will discuss how to plot a story, what keeps it moving, and how storytellers drag readers into a fictional world and keep them there. We will learn story structure, pacing, world building, how to connect the beginning, middle and end, and much more. Lesson One: Brainstorming Lesson Two: Backstory, [Read more…]

Writing Vivid Settings and Worldbuilding

Posted on Jan 7, 2017 by   1 Comment | Posted in Workshops

08/07/2017 – 08/18/2017 Setting is often treated as just window dressing, but it can inform every part of a story, right down to plotting and pacing and how characters speak and behave. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to turn a generic setting into a living, breathing world that your characters inhabit. We’ll talk about [Read more…]

Dynamic Dialogue

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09/04/2017 – 09/29/2017 Sure, dialogue records conversation.  But it can do so much more–if you know how to wield it.  Dialogue can provide subtle backstory, vivid characterization, or shoot a plot forward at high speed.  Great dialogue is memorable and effective.  Bad dialogue is cumbersome and can turn your reader (or potential editor) off quickly.  [Read more…]

Watch out Nanowrimo, here I come!

Posted on Jan 7, 2017 by   1 Comment | Posted in Workshops

10/16/2017 – 10/31/2017 It’s creeping up on us. No, not the holidays, though they are on the horizon as well, but more importantly, National Novel Writing Month. Also known as November. The 30 days where writers are charged/dared/encouraged to spin 50,000 words worth of a first draft of a novel. That breaks down to 1667 [Read more…]