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Jan
1
Can you write 50,000 words toward a novel in one month? Yes, you can! This nine-time National Novel Writing Month winner will share with you how it’s done while living a busy life. The seminar includes strategies for meeting your word count, writing a quick first draft, and keeping track ...
Start Date
Friday, January 1st
Note
Pre-Recorded Webinar
Duration
January 1st - May 1st
Cost
$30
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
Jan
13
This is an opportunity for fiction writers of all genres and levels of experience. Through hands-on writing exercises and discussion of contemporary fiction, we will examine such nuts-and-bolts elements as voice, point of view, mood, and plot. Led by Sarah Combs, author of the YA novels Breakfast Served Anytime and ...
Start Date
Wednesday, January 13th
Note
Wednesdays
Duration
January 13th - March 17th
Time
11:00am - 1:00pm
Cost
$150
Instructor

Sarah Combs

Venue
Online
Jan
16
Join us for this one-time seminar that will help you get the characters and themes in place before you plot your book or put one line of the story on paper. We will analyze the creation of the characters and story in order to create the emotional depth you need ...
Start Date
Saturday, January 16th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30 ($75 for Elements of Fiction Package)
Instructor

Tracee de Hahn

Venue
Online
Jan
23
This seminar introduces the children’s market subgenres and provides pointers for targeting your story. Led by Marcia Thornton Jones, an award-winning author who has published more than 130 books for children with sales totaling more than 43 million copies world-wide. For beginning levels ...
Start Date
Saturday, January 23rd
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Jan
25
Join an imaginative, diverse group of genre writers looking to improve and expand their abilities in these forms of fiction. This is a chance to learn sci-fi and fantasy writing tips, get feedback from others, and gain confidence as you write in these genres. Horror is also welcome. For all ...
Start Date
Monday, January 25th
Note
Mondays
Duration
January 25th - January 25th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$104
Instructor

Brittany Jackson

Venue
Online
Feb
8
You don’t have to be an artist to write picture books! This workshop focuses on structuring, writing, and formatting your idea into a book perfect for the picture book market. Led by Marcia Thornton Jones, an award-winning author who has published more than 130 books for children with sales totaling ...
Start Date
Monday, February 8th
Duration
February 8th - March 15th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Feb
13
Who are your characters? How well do you know them? What do they care about? And why will readers care about them? Join us for this class on one of the most important building blocks in writing. From the first moment your character appears to the last, let's see how ...
Start Date
Saturday, February 13th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30 ($75 for Elements of Fiction Package)
Instructor

Karen Leet

Venue
Online
Mar
13
If you're struggling to understand plotting and plot structure, the answer may lie not in books but on the screen. Learn screenplay plotting techniques to help rescue your novel from a flat opening, a sagging middle, a weak climax, and a boring hero. In this class, we'll discuss several popular ...
Start Date
Saturday, March 13th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Tiffany Reisz

Venue
Online
Mar
20
When writing fiction, it's crucial to have a distinct voice throughout your novel. This doesn't just refer to the way your characters speak, though each character should have a unique and consistent voice of their own. Specifically, this is referring to the voice of the novel itself and how this ...
Start Date
Saturday, March 20th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30 ($75 for Elements of Fiction Package)
Instructor

Christina Kaye

Venue
Online
Apr
5
Writers are both time travelers and inventors of time machines. We manipulate time, slow it down, speed it up, collapse it and encapsulate it. In this class,participants will examine how authors have used structure, memory, point of view and tense to create narratives that move at their own pace, double ...
Start Date
Monday, April 5th
Duration
April 5th - May 10th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Randi Ewing

Venue
Online
Apr
5
Find focus, gain confidence, and learn about writing fiction for kids through discussion, peer-sharing, and writing exercises. Come with a work-in-progress—or at least an idea for one. Led by Marcia Thornton Jones, an award-winning author who has published more than 130 books for children with sales totaling more than 43 ...
Start Date
Monday, April 5th
Duration
April 5th - May 17th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$91
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Apr
7
This is an opportunity for fiction writers of all genres and levels of experience. Through hands-on writing exercises and discussion of contemporary fiction, we will examine such nuts-and-bolts elements as voice, point of view, mood, and plot. Led by Sarah Combs, author of the YA novels Breakfast Served Anytime and ...
Start Date
Wednesday, April 7th
Duration
April 7th - May 19th
Time
11:00am - 1:00pm
Cost
$104
Instructor

Sarah Combs

Venue
Online
Apr
10
Learn how to include folkore, imagery, local culture and flavor in your fictional world-building. We will discuss how diverse yet critical aspects—from weather to religion, cultural norms to current societal shifts—can be applied to your fiction to make your work come alive. Especially since COVID has made our worlds smaller, ...
Start Date
Saturday, April 10th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Elizabeth Kilcoyne

Venue
Online
Apr
12
Join an imaginative, diverse group of genre writers looking to improve and expand their abilities in these forms of fiction. This is a chance to learn sci-fi and fantasy writing tips, get feedback from others, and gain confidence as you write in these genres. Horror is also welcome. Brittany Jackson ...
Start Date
Monday, April 12th
Note
Mondays
Duration
April 12th - May 17th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Brittany Jackson

Venue
Online
Apr
25
This once-a-month workshop provides writers options for structuring their novels, developing pivotal plot scenes, writing prompts designed to help writers make forward progress, and group mentoring/brainstorming to help break through obstacles. Feel free to bring your lunch. Led by Marcia Thornton Jones, an award-winning author who has published more than ...
Start Date
Sunday, April 25th
Note
This class meets on the fourth Saturday of every month, April through September.
Time
10:30am - 1:30pm
Cost
$132
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online

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