Instructor Q&A: Brittani Sonnenberg

“Setting is like a gentle friend: it’s right in front of you (or in your mind’s eye) and can be a lot less elusive than plot and character, so you might as well hang out with it.” -Brittani Sonnenberg Brittani Sonnenberg is teaching an online class for the Writers’ League

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Instructor Q&A: John Pipkin

“Each character should have interests beyond the plot that will help you identify their emotional core. If characters have no interest beyond the pursuits of the plot’s goal, then they risk becoming lifeless vehicles to convey the plot.” -John Pipkin John Pipkin is teaching a class for the Writers’ League

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Instructor Q&A: Shennandoah Goodson

“It doesn’t matter if you plan to self-publish or to go with a traditional publisher; every writer with a desire to publish a book must start marketing themselves right away, even before the book is complete.” -Shennandoah Goodson Shennahdoah Goodson is teaching a 4-Class Online Marketing Series for the Writers’

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Instructor Q&A: Deanna Roy

“Self-publishing is really about believing in the words you’ve put together, no matter what an agent or editor is saying.” -Deanna Roy Deanna Roy is teaching a class for the Writers’ League called “Succeeding in the Current Self-Publishing Market.”  This class will give writers a better understanding of what the

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Instructor Q&A: Lindsey Lane

“Often writers think they have to add a bunch of characters and conflicts into their short stories, as if a very simple, inevitable story isn’t enough. That’s not true. What writers need to focus on instead is building the indelible richness of how that short story unfolds.” -Lindsey Lane Lindsey

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Online Class Instructor Q&A: Stephanie Noll

“When you choose a point of view, you are choosing the lens through which you want your reader to see the world you are creating.” -Stephanie Noll Stephanie Noll is teaching an online class for the Writers’ League called “Whose Story Is it? Playing with Point of View.” Choosing a point

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Instructor Q&A: Stephanie Barko

“It’s never too early to find the readers for your next book.” -Stephanie Barko Stephanie Barko is teaching a class for the Writers’ League of Texas called “Start Your Author Platform” on February 4 at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX. This class will be appropriate for writers ready to promote their

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Instructor Q&A: Stacey Swann

“Keep submitting to the journals you love and don’t be daunted when the best story you’ve ever written is rejected forty times in a row.” -Stacey Swann Stacey Swann is teaching a class for the Writers’ League of Texas called “How to Submit to Journals” on January 28 at St. Edward’s University

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Instructor Q&A: Charlotte Gullick

“Prose writers can struggle with being succinct, effective use of imagery, and with the rhythm of sentences. Studying poetry can help us enliven and streamline our material.” -Charlotte Gullick Charlotte Gullick is teaching a class for the Writers’ League of Texas called “Better Prose Through Poetry: Using Rhythm, Repetition and Other

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Instructor Q&A: Donna M. Johnson

“The best memoirs are always an interrogation of the self, the historical self, yes, but also the hidden, more mysterious aspects of the self.” -Donna M. Johnson Donna M. Johnson is teaching a class for the Writers’ League of Texas called “Deepening the Narrative: Moving Beyond the Self in Memoir”

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