POLISHING THAT PROSE:
THIRTEEN WAYS TO BEGIN A NOVEL:
PUBLISHING TERMS: RETURNS
SAVING ON WRITER EXPENSES:
ARE BLOG TOURS WORTH THE TROUBLE?
FOLLOWING UP ON THAT SUBMISSION:
WRITING A GOOD TRANSITION:
THE SUBJECT OF A SENTENCE CAN BE MORE COMPLICATED AND TALENTED THAN YOU THINK:
HOW NOT TO WRITE THE FIRST SCENE:
STARTING A BOOK BLOG:
EBOOK FORMAT AND READER PRIMER:
KNOW WHEN YOUR CRITIQUE GROUP DOESN'T FIT:
HORROR MARKET RESOURCE:
CLUES YOU WANT YOUR DETECTIVE TO MISS:
DEALING WITH REJECTION AND THE BAD CRITIQUE:
WEBSITE STATS, HOW TO GET THEM AND WHAT THEY MEAN:
WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR ONLINE SITES WHEN YOU DIE:
STAYING SAFE ONLINE AND PROTECTING YOUR SOCIAL NETWORK SITES:
IS WRITING ANY EASIER AFTER THAT FIRST OR SECOND NOVEL?
WHAT IS FORENSIC LINGUISTICS?
DIFFERENT TYPES OF PROMOTION:
GIVING YOUR CHARACTER MORE THAN ONE IMPORTANT CHOICE:
THE DREADED SYNOPSIS:
THE AUTHOR AND AGENCY AGREEMENT:
ADJECTIVES, TOO MANY OR TOO LITTLE ARE BOTH BAD:
FIVE WRITING RULES YOU SHOULD BREAK:
Marilynn's Workshop Schedule
Writing in the Moment, Cancelled
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 Cancelled
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.