SECURITY ON FACEBOOKS:
OVERVIEW OF GENRE SALES NUMBERS:
YA AND CHILDRENS:
THE NEW CUTTING EDGE IN ROMANCE: Old-fashioned romances.
HOW THE BUSINESS SIDE OF WRITING IS CHANGING:
USING SEQUENCE OUTLINING TO PLOT YOUR BOOK:
THE SALES REP: Who he or she is and how you can get him on your side.
TITLE COMPS: What they are and why they are important.
IS IT BLOOD?
THE CLIFFHANGER IN THE MYSTERY:
SIX WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR WRITING:
CREATING A KINDLE SAMPLE FOR YOUR WEBSITE OR BLOG:
TWITTER, HOW NOT TO SCARE AWAY FOLLOWERS:
THE ONE PAGE SYNOPSIS:
THE BASIC STRUCTURE OF A SHORT EROTIC STORY:
ROMANCE IN THE MYSTERY SERIES:
THE THREE RULES OF DIALOGUE:
FREE WORDPRESS PLUGINS FOR WRITERS:
WHEN TO CONTACT AGENTS:
CREATING THE NOVEL LOGLINE:
HOW TO GET MORE EMAIL LIST SUBSCRIBERS:
A HERO IS MORE THAN JUST A MAGICAL POWER:
QUESTIONS TO HELP BUILD SCENES:
THE TEEN BRAIN: HOW IT WORKS
PARENTS IN YA AND CHILDREN'S FICTION: THE PROBLEMS.
CREATING CHARACTERS FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
FINDING A CRITIQUE PARTNER:
MONSTERS IN FANTASY AND HORROR: Interesting overview.
FORMATTING EBOOKS IN VARIOUS FORMATS:
PROMOTION FOR A FORTHCOMING NOVEL: An agent's suggestions.
GOOGLE EBOOK APPS: What reader apps you need to read the new Google eBooks. Info on both hardware and OS types.
SILLY CONTEST: Write a few pages of bad Jane Austin and win some money.
CUTTING OUT CHARACTERS:
Marilynn's Workshop Schedule and Information Links
Writing the First Chapter, January 3-31, 2011.
Drawing a reader into the first chapter of your novel is more than an exciting beginning, more than a “cute meet,” more than a sexy hero and a feisty heroine. Step by step, I'll show you the craft needed to draw the reader into your novel and make her eager to keep reading. I'll also show you how to set up the goals for the main characters and for the novel.
Writing in the Moment, April 11-May 8, 2011
How to get your voice, viewpoint, and craft so perfect that you disappear and your story comes alive. Lots of worksheets.
The Blurb: Mother of All Promotions July 25-August 7, 2011
A blurb is the pithy description of your novel in a query letter, the short "elevator pitch" used at a writer's conference, the log line for online promotion, and the all important back cover copy for a published novel. Without a great blurb, a novel won't be noticed by agents and editors.
Marilynn Byerly--creator of a blurb system used by university publishing courses, publishers, and many authors-- will show you how to create that perfect blurb for your novel. The course will include a number of worksheets and in-class blurb analysis.