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Emotional Impact: How to Punch ‘Em in the Feelz with José Pablo Iriarte

Great fiction can make you cry, cringe, rejoice, and above all feel the emotions the author wants you to feel. How do you go about putting more emotion in your fiction without overwhelming or overwriting? How do you avoid being … Continue reading

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So You Want to Put Together An Anthology? with Catherine Lundoff

What goes into creating an anthology? How do you find authors? Decide to pitch it to a publisher or indie publish? And what do you do with it when you’re done? Join editor Catherine Lundoff for a workshop that will set you … Continue reading

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Reasonable Consequences: Building a Better Alternate Universe with Seanan McGuire

Do you want to build a rational alternate history for your science fiction world?  Or are you trying to establish a functional fantasy basis for your urban fantasy?  We’ll discuss choices, consequences, and the branching paths of real-world causality, and … Continue reading

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Six Slippery Sins: Good Advice That Goes Astray with Kay Kenyon

Sometimes what we think we know just isn’t true. This class considers how sometimes “common knowledge” about writing can deaden our writing or be misleading. We’ll take a fresh look  at the advice to start the story fast; inner demons … Continue reading

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The Freelancer’s Toolkit: Turning Writing Into a Business with James L. Sutter (Session Two)

You like the idea of writing for hire, but you don’t know where to start. Or maybe you’ve started freelancing, but aren’t sure how to level up your business. Never fear! After 15 years earning a living solely through games … Continue reading

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Book Promotion on a Budget with Catherine Lundoff

Got a new book coming out? Or one that’s been out for a while that needs a little extra love? Chances are that if you’re an author doing any of your own promotion, you’re dealing with one or both of … Continue reading

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Project Management for Writers with Jennifer Brozek

How do you stay on top of the daily demands of being a writer? How do you plan—and carry out that plan—for a novel? How do you make sure one aspect of writing doesn’t swallow up all the rest? Basically,  … Continue reading

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The Freelancer’s Toolkit: Turning Writing Into a Business with James L. Sutter (Session One)

You like the idea of writing for hire, but you don’t know where to start. Or maybe you’ve started freelancing, but aren’t sure how to level up your business. Never fear! After 15 years earning a living solely through games … Continue reading

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Mapping the Labyrinth: Plotting Your Novel with Kay Kenyon

How do you develop a novel’s plot? Is it luck, or trial and error, or are there classic approaches to achieve your best story? Learn how to use structural principals to take your character on a transformative journey inspired by … Continue reading

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In Flagrante Delicto: Writing Effective Sex Scenes with Catherine Lundoff

Tired of fading to black every time your characters get intimate? Not quite sure what to do once they’re in the clinch? Want characters whose romantic moments have some spark, sizzle, and steam to them? Learn some of the building … Continue reading

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