Craft Classes

Craft Classes

Classes to help you better your writing prowess.

Say What? Techniques for Making Your Dialogue Shine

Class Title: Say What? Techniques for Making Your Dialogue Shine

Instructor(s): Marcy Kennedy
Price(s): $35.00 USD
Where: WANA Virtual Classroom (OnDemand)
When:   Whenever  Convenient

Class Description:

Dialogue is one of the essential elements for great fiction, yet many of us struggle to write dialogue that's interesting and sounds natural. Just because we know how to speak doesn't mean we can write authentic-sounding dialogue!

This 90-minute webinar will…
•    cover the seven most common mistakes when it comes to dialogue and how to fix them,
•    explain how to ensure your dialogue makes your story stronger,
•    show you how to create dialogue unique to your characters, and
•    answer some of the most frustrating questions about dialogue.

This is an OnDemand class. You can sign up and listen to it at a time that's convenient for you.

Marcy Kennedy is a freelance fiction editor who has worked with writers at all stages of their career. She's also the bestselling author of the Busy Writer's Guides series of books.

Price: $35.00

Date:

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Show Me Your Fastball: Crafting Your Logline, Tagline, and Pitch.

Class Title: Show Me Your Fastball: Crafting Your Logline, Tagline, and Pitch

Instructor(s): Marcy Kennedy
Price(s): $35.00 USD
Where: WANA Virtual Classroom (OnDemand)

Class Description:

Whether you want to self-publish or traditionally publish, you’ll need a logline, a tagline, and a 60- to 90-second pitch to use as marketing tools. Not only will you use these at conferences, in query letters, on social media, as your back cover copy, and as your Amazon page description, but it’ll also prepare you for when a potential future reader asks, “So what’s your book about?”

In this webinar, we’ll walk through a detailed lesson on the elements of a standout logline, including extensive examples, and then, after a chance for questions, move on to turning that logline into a killer pitch. As a bonus, we’ll also discuss taglines, pithy sentences you can add to the front cover of your book.

This class is also ideal for people at any stage of writing their novel. Being able to sum up what your book is about will give you a guidepost for writing the next 50,000-100,000 words.

This is an OnDemand webinar. You can sign up now and listen at your convenience.

Marcy Kennedy is a freelance fiction editor who has worked with writers at all stages of their career. She's also the bestselling author of the Busy Writer's Guides series of books.

Price: $35.00

Date:

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Internal Dialogue: The Voice Inside Our Characters' Heads

Class Title: Internal Dialogue: The Voice Inside Our Characters' Heads

Instructor(s): Marcy Kennedy
Price(s): $35.00 USD
Where: WANA Virtual Classroom (OnDemand)
When:   Whenever you want

Class Description:

Internal dialogue is the voice inside our heads that we can't ignore, even when we want to. We second guess ourselves, pass judgment on the world around us, and are at our most emotionally vulnerable in our internal dialogue. And the same needs to be true for our characters.

Internal dialogue is one of the most powerful tools in a fiction writer’s arsenal. It’s an advantage we have over TV and movie script writers and playwrights. It's also one of the least understood and most often mismanaged elements of the writing craft.

This one hour webinar will…

•    explain what internal dialogue is and what it isn't,
•    show you how to format internal dialogue so you don't confuse your readers,
•    walk through how to use internal dialogue to improve your characterization, add conflict, and move your plot forward, and
•    make sure you know how to keep internal dialogue from stalling out your story.

This is an OnDemand class. You can sign up and listen to it at a time that's convenient for you.

Marcy Kennedy is a freelance fiction editor who has worked with writers at all stages of their career. She's also the bestselling author of the Busy Writer's Guides series of books.

 

Price: $35.00

Date:

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Pitch Perfect---How to Write a Query Letter & Synopsis that SELLS

Class Title: Pitch Perfect---How To Write a Query Letter & Synopsis that SELLS
Instructor: Kristen Lamb
Price: $45 USD Standard
Where: W.A.N.A. Digital Classroom
When: FRIDAY December 2nd, 2015 7:00 PM E.S.T. to 9:00 P.M. EST

You've written a novel and now are faced with the two most terrifying challenges all writers face. The query and the synopsis.

Query letters can be daunting. How do you sell yourself? Your work? How can you stand apart without including glitter in your letter?

***NOTE: DO NOT PUT GLITTER IN YOUR QUERY.

Good question. We will cover that and more!

But sometimes the query is not enough.

Most writers would rather cut their wrists with a spork than be forced to write the dreaded…synopsis. Yet, this is a valuable skills all writers should learn. Synopses are often requested by agents and editors and it is tough not to feel the need to include every last little detail. Synopses are great for not only keeping your writing on track, but also for pitching your next book and your next to that agent of your choice.

This class will help you learn the fundamentals of writing a query letter and a synopsis. What you must include and what doesn't belong.

So make your writing pitch perfect with these two skills!

 

 

Price: $45.00

Date: December 2, 2016

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Plotting for Dummies

Class Title: Plotting for Dummies
Instructor: Kristen Lamb
Price: $35 USD Standard
Where: W.A.N.A. Digital Classroom
When: SATURDAY December 3rd, 2016 2:30 PM E.S.T. to 4:30 P.M. EST

Are you tired of starting book after book only to lose steam and be unable to finish? Do you finish, but then keep getting rejected? Do you finish, but it takes an ungodly amount of time? Sure, great you land an agent for your book, but you don't have FIVE YEARS to write the next one?

This class is here to help. The writers who are making an excellent income are not doing it off ONE book, rather they are harnessing the power of compounded sales. This class is designed to help you learn to plot leaner, meaner, faster and cleaner (even for PANTSERS!)

Learn the basic elements of plot, various plotting techniques, how to test your seed idea to see if it is even strong enough to be a novel and MORE!

 

Price: $35.00

Date: December 3, 2016

Available Spaces: Unlimited

 

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