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Not Your Mama's Character Descriptions

Course description coming soon... Teacher Schedule Reviews Submit a Review Tags Level Advanced | All Levels | Beginner | Intermediate Topic Craft | Editing Duration 2-week Teacher Margie Lawson

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Emotional Connections: Character Names and Psychologically Empowered Backstory - a Two Week Intensive

Kendrick Lamar said, "If I'm gonna tell a real story, I'm gonna start with a name."  Twenty-first century audiences demand deep, emotional connections with characters. Authors have learned how to […]

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The Future of Storytelling

The Future of Novel Writing! Stay ahead of the curve. Join Kathleen Baldwin for a frank discussion about the changing literary marketplace.   ★Streaming video is radically changing storytelling. Even old people are turning […]

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Flying Write

Want to make your writing soar? Do you want to add airplanes and aviation to your writing, but can’t tell the difference between a Cessna 172 and a Boeing 747? […]

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The Truth About Writing Life and Money

Are you wondering what career path to follow, Indy or Traditional? Would you like to know how much money authors really make, but Google shows you a hundred different numbers? […]

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Critique Groups: Pods of Destruction or Allies for Success

A critique group can make or break your writing. And here's the rub--your group might not even realize the damage they are inflicting. Bestselling author Kathleen Baldwin will give you the tools you need to […]

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Just-for-You Intensive Mentorship

Two weeks, ten pages, a just-for-you-intensive writing mentorship.

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Building from the Ground Up: Character Development & Story Structure

This course will save you at least five years of struggling in your writing career. Whether you’re a fan thinking about taking up the pen for the first time, or […]

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Staking the Stakes

Who cares about your story? You’ve put your heart, soul and every drop of blood into your characters, and the story they have to tell. You’ve created a compelling plot […]

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Potent Pitches and Brilliant Blurbs

Wowza!  Your book is done. Congratulations. You’re ready to put your fabulous story out there into the publishing world. One of the best ways to get your work in front […]

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Killing It with Conflict - Intensive

Conflict. Conflict. Conflict. Conflict, conflict, conflict builds tension.  We've heard the tension-refrain at conferences, in workshops and in books. We know we must have tension. Tension on every page. So, […]

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Upping the Emotion 2-Week Intensive

Laugh and cry—or make your characters do it during this two-week intensive class on Upping Emotion. Learn how details can make a big difference between a scene that falls flat […]

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Where Do I Begin?

Once upon a time…. Beginning a book is often fraught with a series of questions and decisions. How do you know if you have enough of an idea for a […]

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Words that Sell Books

Back cover copy. Synopses. Query letters. They are all used to sell your books, to readers and to editors and agents. But they’re not the easiest things to write, not […]

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Conflict: It's Not an Argument

Are you struggling to increase the conflict and tension in your scenes? Is your book feeling flat, or editors and readers are saying there isn’t enough conflict? This interactive workshop […]

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Plotting with Paper Bags

Stuck on your plot? Trying to figure out unique twists for your story? This fun, interactive class, using three paper bags, gives you all kinds of ideas to apply to […]

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Intensive on Scene and Sequel

Scenes are the building blocks of your book, and sequels are the glue that bring those scenes together. The trouble is knowing how to create an effective sequel that keeps […]

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Intensive on Dialogue

Want your book to be more powerful? Do you want your characters to do more than just talk on the page? Join multi-published, best-selling author Shirley Jump for an interactive […]

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Intensive on Revision

A mini-version of the longer month-long Revision class. Online only class that offers hands-on help revising a manuscript. We will work on chunks at a time, with feedback and critiquing […]

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Two-Week Intensive on Show, Not Tell!

How many times have you heard this…and not quite known how to do it? Or gotten this comment back in a critique? This most basic of writing concepts can also […]

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