OVERVIEW OF GENRE SALES NUMBERS:
THE VILLAIN'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GOOD GUY:
VILLAINS: A good series of blogs on the bad guy which starts here:
CRIME AND PSYCHOLOGY: Getting it right.
FORENSICS: The 10 most incriminating types of evidence.
IN DEFENSE OF ROMANCE: An interesting article on romance studied in academia.
THAT MOMENT OF REALIZATION AND HOW TO MAKE IS STRONGER:
FINDING EXPERTS FOR RESEARCH:
BLOGGING: Making your blog stand out.
CREATING AN EMAIL SIGNATURE:
NAILING THE TEEN VOICE:
PROMOTING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA:
PROMOTING THROUGH AMAZON:
HOW TO HAVE A POPULAR WRITING BLOG:
THRILLER DOS AND DON'TS:
PROMOTION ON AMAZON:
CREATING A BOOK READERS CAN'T PUT DOWN:
THE BOOK PROMOTION PRESS RELEASE:
CREATING THE FACEBOOK FAN PAGE (VIDEO):
WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOUR BOOK IS PUBLISHED:
TYPES OF BOOK OPENINGS:
SCENES: 10 THINGS TO CHECK YOUR SCENES FOR.
MAGICAL AND SUPERPOWERS: When to use them, when not to.
WHAT'S AT STAKE FROM HIGH TO LOW:
THE SECOND DRAFT: What you need to do before you start it.
PUBLISHING LAW LINKS:
CREATING A STRONGER STORY:
EXPRESSING EMOTION IN A SCENE:
EDITING AND THE YA MARKET:
PRO PUBLICIST ON SOCIAL PROMOTION:
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.