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08/16 How to Write Villains with Marni Freedman

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Kick butt on the sinister side. Do you struggle making your bad guys real or credible?  Is your antagonist multi-dimensional?  These are the needed elements to ensure that your story complications are credible and your conflict is page turning. Whether you are writing a snarky femme fatale, a tortuously bad boss or dark sociopath you will need to learn how to bring these sinisters to life and create a climactic standoff that satisfies. Come join Marni for this one...

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07/26 How to write the GRABBER! The Art of the First Five Pages with Marni Freedman

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Come learn the five key techniques that will help ensure that you are grabbing a hold of your reader’s attention for those all important beginning pages.  These are the “make-it-or-break-it” pages where your reader will decide to purchase the book or put it down and an agent will decide if you have hooked them. A fun, engaging and essential class for all writers! (Writers are encouraged to bring their first five pages if they have them.) Marni...

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07/06 World Building in Fiction Writing with Lisa Kessler

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World Building isn’t just for fantasy writers. If you’re writing any kind of fiction, you’re asking the readers to step into your story and as the author it’s your job to give make it easy for them to settle in and suspend their disbelief.   We’ll examine world building for fantasy, horror, historical and even contemporary settings. Being sure you’ve built a sound world for your story to take place can take your story to the...

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07/06 Revising Your Novel with T. Greenwood

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So maybe you wrote a book during National Novel Writing Month last November, or maybe you wrote a novel and shoved it in a drawer ten years ago. Either way, you’ve got a big messy draft and you are ready to revisit it, to revise it.  But what do published novelists do between that raw first draft and the polished final manuscript? The key lies in identifying the novel’s strengths and weaknesses, coming up with a revision plan, and implementing all the necessary...

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07/11 The Publishing Process and Promotions with Author of “Different Just Like Me” Lori Mitchell

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Come hear about how a children’s book author got published, and so much more. Lori Mitchell is an award – winning author and illustrator of children’s books. She will tell you about … a. how books really get published b. her own writing and illustrating process c. the secrets behind how author’s work with illustrators d. how to publicize your work (she was on all the local news shows, in addition to the    Today show and the Oprah show.) e. how to get...

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