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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 how readers are changing, what to expect in the future, and how to reach YOUR reader in this changing marketplace. 

Streaming video is radically changing storytelling. Even old people are turning to video streaming. How will it impact what they want to read? How does it change what you should be writing and why?   

★We’ll talk about the extraordinary influence of Asian plotting and the way it is changing Western storytelling and your readers’ expectation. Bring in titles of some of your favorite streaming video series.   

★How do you think videos and anime have changed/and are changing younger readers? What kind of stories will be popular with the next generation?

★ What is Transmedia? How can writers take advantage of this exciting development in the market and increase their visibility to readers?

★ Do you know the secret sauce that actually sells books? It's not what you think.     

★ What does today’s reader expect from authors? Learn how to find YOUR unique readers and build a stronger connection with them.

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Kathleen Baldwin

Kathleen Baldwin has been in the writing business for decades. More than 600,000 copies of her books are in the hands of readers around the globe. A Japanese publisher even made one of her books into a manga.

Her alternate history for teens, A SCHOOL FOR UNUSUAL GIRLS, was a Junior Library Guild selection. The New York Times called it “enticing from the first sentence.” Kansas State NEA gave it a starred review in their “Best of the Best” for High Schools. It was awarded the Spirit of Texas for middle school reading programs. Scholastic licensed her books for school book fairs, and REFUGE FOR MASTERMINDS won a 2018 Booksellers’ Best award. Ian Bryce, producer of Spiderman, Transformers, Saving Private Ryan, and other blockbuster films, optioned the series for film. The series is currently in a third film option. 

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The future is here

Rated 5 out of 5
February 27, 2022

This class was a great dive into all they ways that storytelling is changing and how to position yourself and your books. The different possibilities are exciting. Come and find out how you transform your story into a graphic novel, film or even a game!

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Megan Ganesh

Sneak peek at the future!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 16, 2022

This class was fantastic! Gave me some innovative ideas for my writing, and I got actionable advice about my marketing tactics, too. Lots of value and info packed into a short class...I was sad to see it end!

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JR Pomerantz

Kathleen is a Gem of a Teacher!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 15, 2022

This was a really interesting class with a lot of fascinating discussions in the forums. I loved the topics that Kathleen covered, but I also loved how willing she was to add topics that the class needed. We got an amazing post on Newsletter Creation because so many of us were curious about it. Kathleen is the rare kind of teacher who is invested in our writer journey for more than the span of the class. I'll take just about anything she teachers!

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Mary Chase

Blew my mind

Rated 5 out of 5
February 6, 2022

This class is absolutely blowing my mind. It is really opening my eyes plus bonus point - I have loads of actionable next steps.

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Mo

This class is a confidence booster! Experience a rocket ride into your storytelling's future!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 1, 2021

Thank you so much Kat!
You have inspired me, given me the confidence not to second guess my writer self. To study story craft, to write stories that I want to write, fearlessly make the mistakes I have to make, learn, improve, carry my stories with me as I journey into the infinitely bright future of storytelling!

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