Self-Editing Made Easy with Roseanne Dowell - In this class, you'll learn how to cut (ouch) words, sentences, and paragraphs to make your story stronger, more believable, and more importantly – more publishable.
Start Here - Basic Writing Skills with Patrika Vaughn - Conquer your fears and start with the basics of plot, character development and fleshing out your story from beginning to end.
Writing as Meditation with Chandra Ghosh Jain - Writing is way to express suppressed feelings. Life and writing get so intricately interwoven that life seems the tale of creation and the writer the carrier of the essence of life. (also in e-Book format).
You, Me and Poetry with Floriana Hall - Learn the basics of poetry including haiku, acrostic, tanka, personification, diamante, cinquains, clerihew, limericks and more - become a great poet! (also in e-Book format).
Characters: The Heart of Your Story with Virginia McMorrow - Develop new fictional characters or fine- - tune existing characters – both protagonist and antagonist to see how they will interact – in your short stories and novels.
Novel Building 101 with T.C. McMullen - Will help you get started with your story from generating your idea into a strong novel backbone to writing the first chapter. Students will receive tip sheets along with personalized lessons and interaction through email with the instructor. This enables the instructor to comment directly on each student’s work file to better communicate the skills in each lesson. Those who complete the course will receive an ebook of writing tips.
Novel Building 102 with T.C. McMullen - In this course, students will create passages of dialogue and of action, learn self editing skills and produce a strong synopsis. Each student will have at least one completed chapter for their book at the finish of this course. They will also have their storyline ready to be fleshed out and walk away with some knowledge of the publishing options available to novelists today.
Show Don't Tellwith Roseanne Dowell - Bring your writing to life - learn how to use tag lines and strong verbs as well as other description to build strong characters and dialogue and much more!
Soul Building: The Breathing Fictional Character with T.C. McMullen - Develop memorable characters - learn how to create a character who sees the world (or their world) from a different angle than you do and keep them real. Learn how to view, hear, smell and touch everything through their eyes and how to empathize with them even if you don’t always agree.
Turning Ideas Into Fiction with Roseanne Dowell - Great ideas for great stories - how to use everyday events, real life sights and sounds and media to develop your fiction.
World Building for Writers: Beyond the Science with Debra M. Kraft - Tools to get your rough structure built beyond the realm of science. We will look into how your world is peopled. We will try to determine what makes the inhabitants 'tick' by considering what sort of experiences frame their thought processes and what tools they may have to guide their actions.
Writing Fiction Express with Lea Schizas - Intensive story writing - learn how to write great beginnings, create awesome conflicts and subplots and tie it all together for a great ending - you'll even learn how to find a publisher!
Writing Children's Fiction with Lea Schizas - Break into this hot market - learn how to target your audience, develop your story and find a publisher!
Fine Tuning the Senses with Jane Bernard - Using the senses in your writing - 3 different courses with weekend workshop, 6 wk workshop & 6 mo workshop - Focusing on the senses turns the key, opening doors to your imagination. Fine tuning the Senses lets you access the passion that enables you to clarify your message. Upon completion of this workshop, you will feel empowered and inspired as a writer and a communicator.
Journaling - the 'Write' Way to a Better Life with Erica Miner - Self discovery through Journaling - Find out why journaling is such a life-altering tool and how self-dialogue can help you heal yourself. Transform your life by capturing your thoughts and feelings on paper and make Journaling fun, creative and rewarding.
Writing a Creative Memoir with Roseanne Dowell - Everyone has a story to tell, why not tell yours. Learn how to write your memoirs in a creative, exciting way. No one wants to read – "I was born on…" How much more interesting is – "I entered the world on November 6, 1940. Mother said right from the beginning she knew I’d be…"?
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