Tag Archives: online writing classes

Changes to My Newsletter

I’ve made some changes to my monthly newsletter about my online classes, most importantly that it’s going to a more frequent mailing rate but I’m also adding some cool stuff to compensate.
Continue reading

Posted in career | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Coming Up This Weekend: How to Avoid Infodumps and WTF Do I Do Now?

At least, those are my mental tags for the two classes. The first is Description and Delivering Information, and it’s how to get what you need on the page while avoiding big clumps of information and as-you-know-Bob that make a reader stumble and fall right out of the story.
Continue reading

Posted in classes & workshops | Tagged , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

2015 Publications in Retrospect

2015 was a good year for publications, including a few nonfiction ones. Huzzah! Part of that was the Patreon campaign, another was the flurry of promotional pieces I released to accompany my first novel. 34 stories published in one year is a record for me, although many of them were flash pieces and/or self-published either as publicity for my novel or for my Patreon campaign. Here’s the month by month breakdown, with some stats and what’s coming up in 2016.
Continue reading

Posted in publications | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Writing: Description, Details, and Delivering Information

I’m working on converting the Description and Delivering Information class to the on-demand version, along the same lines as the Character Building Workshop and the Literary Techniques for Genre Writers workshop, and hoping to finish it up over the next couple of days, which may be overly ambitious, because a) I am doing NaNoWriMo, b) life is complicated by Orycon and then a Thanksgiving trip on the 20th and c) this is my birthday weekend and I like to slack a little.

So, what’s the difference between taking one of my live online writing classes and the on-demand versions?
Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Retreat, Day 8 (Stuff about Plotting Novels)

Yesterday I got very little writing done, and instead worked on plotting. Ugh. I’ve reached that stage of the manuscript where I feel like I’m herding cats, and it seemed like time to make things make more sense. Major Ingredients … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , | 20 Comments

Moving Your Story from Idea to Finished Draft Video

Video! Please like it or share it if you enjoy it.

Posted in classes & workshops | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment