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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

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

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

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

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…]

Survive Cover Design and Blurb Writing with Sorchia Dubois

Posted on Aug 24, 2017 by   5 Comments | Posted in Blog

Designing a book cover and writing a back cover blurb tend to drive writers to drink—or at least to more drink. Besides working on my next book, I’m trying to come up with a fail-safe, sure-fire, one-of-a-kind, guaranteed-to-attract-attention cover for my next release. This is not my strong suit. I would love to hear your [Read more…]

Dump the Info Dump by Eilis Flynn and Heather Hiestand

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Workshops

How to write succinctly and keep the attention of your reader Say you’re starting work on your latest fantasy or science fiction story. You’ve just done a ton of research to create and get all the details just so, down to the outer ridge of your heroine’s boot, manufactured in somewhere in Alpha Centauri, having [Read more…]

Creating Paranormal Creatures by Rebekah Ganiere

Posted on Mar 10, 2016 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

It’s rather fortuitous that Paranormal Creatures is the topic for this month’s blog. I am currently teaching a class on Worldbuilding and Magic Systems and I just talked a bit about putting creatures into your world. I love writing Paranormal, Fantasy, Steampunk and Sci-fi. And I love being able to populate my world with all [Read more…]

How to Keep Your Writing Resolutions & Goals by Augustina Van Hoven

Posted on Jan 15, 2016 by   4 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized · Writing

It’s a new year and many of us are setting down our writing goals and resolutions. Everyone is thinking about finishing an old manuscript, beginning a new series or simply setting down the number of books and novellas we want to write this year. However, unless we also lay out a plan to achieve these [Read more…]

Accomplish More and Reach Your Goals: Three Simple Techniques by Pat Esden

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 by   7 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized · Writing

The keys to accomplishing more and achieving goals are consistency, accountability, and rewards. There are all kinds of apps and programs that can help a writer do this. But I’m going to talk about three low or zero-tech options. Technique #1–One of the easiest ways is to use a physical calendar and stickers to keep [Read more…]

5 Ways to Keep Your Writing Resolutions by Jill Archer

Posted on Jan 7, 2016 by   9 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized · Writing

It’s that time of year again. “Best of” Lists. Predictions. Millions of trees being mulched. Mountainous piles of cardboard boxes and wrapping paper being recycled. And many New Year’s resolutions being made. But how to keep them? FIRST, THINK BIG What’s your goal for 2016? To finish a novel? Start a novel? Get an agent? [Read more…]