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Tag: January 2023

Jan, 2023: Writing Body Language and Dialogue Cues Like a Psychologist

In Writing Body Language and Dialogue Cues Like a Psychologist, learn how to write body language and dialogue cues from a kinesics specialist. Each teaching point will be illustrated with examples from bestselling authors, their excerpts dissected and analyzed.

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Jan, 2023: Your First Five Pages, Reader Glue

We all know what it’s like to pick up a book and be sucked into the fictional world. You sense that you can trust the author and suspend disbelief to go on a journey. But how do your favorite authors do that? In this class you will have lessons and homework. You will get input from the instructor as well as other students. You will be expected to give feedback to others, as well. You will walk away with a solid, compelling, well-polished start to your novel.

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Jan, 2023: Creating a Constellation of Characters to Inhabit Your Story or Series

Lackluster, one-size-fits-all characters aren’t enough to keep readers turning those pages and anticipating future books. You need to create a constellation of characters to inhabit your story, a well-rounded cast of complex, riveting characters—a constellation of supporting characters to showcase the protagonist Star. Constellation’s class goal is to help you dig deep and create the most meaningful character cast to capture the heart of your readers and have them begging for another story with your Stars. So, get out your stargazing snacks, your virtual binoculars, and your creation telescope to assemble an outstanding cast for your story.

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