GETTING THAT FIRST LINE RIGHT:
BUSINESS OF PUBLISHING: The midlist writer today.
PLOTTING FROM THE BAD GUY'S VIEWPOINT:
BACKING UP THAT DATA:
PUSHING THE GENRE ENVELOPE:
TEN RULES OF WRITING: (More about the writing life than craft)
RESEARCHING YOUR SETTING:
SWITCHING POINTS OF VIEW:
A TOP TEN LIST OF BOOKS ON CRAFT:
HOW TO SURVIVE EDITORIAL REVISION:
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.