MARKET SURVEY: Sisters in Crime has just released a 47 page report of the mystery market -- who is buying, where they are buying, etc.
POV: FIRST VERSUS THIRD
SETTINGS AND CONVERSATIONS:
ADDING THE SPARKLE OF INSPIRATION:
EDITING VERSUS REVISION:
FORENSICS: The care and feeding of a shotgun wound.
HOW TO GET PAST "THIS STINKS:"
BAD OPENINGS TO THE BEGINNING OF A STORY:
SHORT STORY MARKETS:
CHOOSING BETWEEN 1ST AND 3RD POV:
BEST PRACTICES FOR WRITERS:
FILTER WORDS WEAKEN WRITING:
TOP TEN BEST WRITING ARTICLES AT STORYFIX:
USING REAL PEOPLE WHO ARE DEAD IN YOUR FICTION, THE LEGALITIES:
RESOURCES FOR SELF-PUBLISHERS:
STEAMPUNK ANTHOLOGY: Shakespeare and Steampunk. Yes, really.
SETTING THE RIGHT TONE:
GETTING RID OF THE WEAK WORDS IN EDITING:
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.