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Tag Archives: online writing classes
This Weekend’s Classes: Beginnings & Endings (Saturday) and Character Building Workshop (Sunday)
I’ve still got room in this weekend’s classes, Beginnings & Endings (Saturday morning) and the Character Building workshop (Sunday morning). In the first, I’m going to talk about a number of things, including how to use your beginning to create … Continue reading
Posted in teaching Tagged online writing classes, writing beginnings, writing endings, writing good characters 9 Comments
Online Writing Class News for March/April/May/June
Here’s the most recent class listing and important news about the Writing F&SF Stories and Advanced Story workshops.
I will be offering two sections of the Writing F&SF workshop and one of the Advanced Story Workshop, but they are dependent on getting at least five students in order to make it financially feasible for me. If you want to sign up for one, drop me a line with the information about which class and what times work best for you, and I will be announcing dates as they solidify. Expressing interest does not commit you, but lets me gauge whether or not there is enough interest in a date/time slot to make it viable. You will not need to pay until the week before the class starts; the overall workshops will be six two or two and a half hour sessions, depending on the number of students enrolled.
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.
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.
Posted in publications Tagged beasts of tabat, free fiction online, online writing classes, patreon, SFWA 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?
Posted in Writing Tagged delivering information, description, how to write description, online writing classes, orycon 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 online writing classes, plotting, plotting with tarot, scrivener, sketchbook method 20 Comments
Moving Your Story from Idea to Finished Draft Video
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