ANNUAL INCOME OF A MIDLIST FANTASY WRITER: Jim Hines shares his income from last year.
PRIVACY RIGHTS AND SUPERHEROES: This sounds silly, but it's a good examination of how real world laws protect and don't protect real people.
DISCOVERING YOUR CHARACTERS:
PROMOTION: Using Skype for interviews.
CONTRADICTORY FICTION: An article by agent and writing teacher Donald Maass.
FORENSICS: The body farm. Not for the easily grossed out.
OUTLINING THE FIRST DRAFT:
HYPE AND SELF-PUBLISHING: Overview of some of the nonsense being written about the ebook self-publishing market.
SHOULD YOU FINISH THAT BAD FIRST NOVEL?
THE CIRCUMSTANCES OR THE PROTAGONIST: Which comes first?
CREATING VITAL SECONDARY CHARACTERS:
THE BETA READER:
CRAFT: Are you using "there" too much?
LIST OF LINKS TO BEST ARTICLES IN THE LAST WEEKS:
FORENSICS: Using the skeleton to determine identity. Read the comments section for more info.
DEALING WITH CRITIQUE FEEDBACK:
STARTING A WRITING BLOG:
TWITTER AS PART OF A WRITER'S PLATFORM:
Marilynn's Workshop Schedule and Information Links
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.