Podcast

“Flash Fiction: The Art of the Very Short Story” ONLINE with Katharine Duckett

Online via Zoom

All registrants will have access to the class recording for one week. Can you tell a story in only 1500 words? How about six? Flash fiction is both an engagingly efficient literary form in itself and an effective tool for enhancing the quality and impact of your storytelling skills. By playing with the enabling constraints … Continue reading “Flash Fiction: The Art of the Very Short Story” ONLINE with Katharine Duckett

$49.00 – $109.00

“Anatomy of a Scene: Opening Pages” ONLINE with Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

Online via Zoom

All registrants will have access to the class recording for one week. "Today, first sentences and first paragraphs of any writing are increasingly important for arousing the restless reader," wrote Francine Prose in "Reading Like a Writer." In this class, we'll discuss the importance of openings in fiction, dissecting some of the most indelible first … Continue reading “Anatomy of a Scene: Opening Pages” ONLINE with Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

$99.00 – $159.00

“Drama in the Details: A Day in the Life in Historical Fiction” ONLINE with Sherri L. Smith

Online via Zoom

$49 for Members $109 for Non-Members All registrants will have access to the class recording for one week. Are you writing a World War II adventure novel? A Victorian romance? A 1950s noir? Answer one question: What did your protagonist have for breakfast, and where? It’s the small details of everyday living that really bring … Continue reading “Drama in the Details: A Day in the Life in Historical Fiction” ONLINE with Sherri L. Smith

“Throw More Stones: How to Build Character Through Conflict” ONLINE with Samantha M. Clark

Online via Zoom

All registrants will have access to the class recording for one week. This class is a part of the Novel Essentials online class package.  No matter whether you’re writing a character-driven or plot-driven story, comedy, drama or tragedy, it’s the characters that readers follow. And to keep those characters moving and growing, you need conflict. … Continue reading “Throw More Stones: How to Build Character Through Conflict” ONLINE with Samantha M. Clark

$49.00 – $109.00

“Crafting a Nonfiction Book Proposal” ONLINE with Jessica Wilbanks

Online via Zoom

$49 for Members $109 for Non-Members All registrants will have access to the class recording for one week. Demystify the nonfiction book proposal process.  Unlike fiction manuscripts, which are normally completed in full prior to being sold to an editor, nonfiction books are often sold "on proposal." This class is designed to demystify the process … Continue reading “Crafting a Nonfiction Book Proposal” ONLINE with Jessica Wilbanks

$49.00 – $109.00

“Final Pages, Final Paragraphs: Crafting the Right Ending for Fiction” ONLINE with Chaitali Sen

Online via Zoom

All registrants will have access to the class recording for one week. This class is a part of the Novel Essentials online class package.  Your ending is as important as your beginning. Nailing your ending determines the success of the piece. Many of the best stories have memorable beginnings, but endings are equally important to … Continue reading “Final Pages, Final Paragraphs: Crafting the Right Ending for Fiction” ONLINE with Chaitali Sen

$49.00 – $109.00

“Mining the World for Meaning: How to Move Beyond the Personal in Memoir” ONLINE with Donna M. Johnson

Online via Zoom

All registrants will have access to the class recording for one week.  In this workshop, we will dig deep into our personal narratives while looking outside of ourselves for ideas, events and motifs that link our experiences with larger threads of meaning. We will explore how associative thinking, research, reflection and personal culpability expand and … Continue reading “Mining the World for Meaning: How to Move Beyond the Personal in Memoir” ONLINE with Donna M. Johnson

$49.00 – $109.00

“Anatomy of a Scene: Activating Setting” with Charlotte Gullick

Online Class

All registrants will have access to the class recording for one week. Setting is the hidden tool in the writer’s toolkit - learn to use it with more precision. Setting has the potential to energize plot, deepen tension, and reveal character nuances. Yet, many of us overlook this rich aspect of writing craft. This class … Continue reading “Anatomy of a Scene: Activating Setting” with Charlotte Gullick

$99.00 – $159.00

“Double Talk: Making Dialogue Work for You” ONLINE with Jeramey Kraatz

Online Class

$49 for Members $109 for Non-Members All registrants will have access to the class recording for one week. Join us as author and scriptwriter Jeramey Kraatz discusses the importance of dynamic dialogue and the vital role it plays in writing. On its surface, dialogue might seem like the easiest thing in the world to write. … Continue reading “Double Talk: Making Dialogue Work for You” ONLINE with Jeramey Kraatz

$49.00 – $109.00