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A Ripple in Time: Mastering Non-Linear Plotting ON DEMAND

Class Title: A Ripple in Time: Mastering Non-Linear Plotting

Price: $55.00 USD

Where: On Your Computer

When: ON DEMAND, so ANY TIME YOU LIKE!

***Limited time only.

 

Most stories are told in a traditional Aristotelian three-act structure and progress from beginning to end in a linear fashion.

Yet, while this structure works for a vast majority of stories, it isn't the best fit for ALL.

Non-linear plotting is vastly different than the clunky flashback used by the newbie writer. There's a distinctive art to how the framework is constructed to best serve the story and thrill the readers.

A CAVEAT: Whenever writers deviate from a linear structure, there are always BIG RISKS involved. Namely, we can confuse and frustrate the audience.

Yet, some tales cannot be told in real time. There are certain genres that VERY COMMONLY use a non-linear structure...and for very good reasons.

From the unreliable narrator, to time travel, to hidden pasts that unlock the uncertain future our job is to draw the reader into our world and never let them go.

In this class we will cover:

  • Discovering the core human story problem;
  • What types of non-linear structures exist and how to choose;
  • How to plot these unique structures;
  • Ways to create dimensional and compelling characters;
  • How to keep readers immersed in the story;
  • Common blunders that confuse, frustrate, and infuriate readers...and how to NOT do that 😉

 

About the Instructor:

Kristen LambKristen Lamb is the author of the definitive guide to social media and branding for authors, Rise of the Machines—Human Authors in a Digital World. She’s also the author of #1 best-selling books We Are Not Alone—The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer. Her critically acclaimed debut thriller The Devil’s Dance is proof positive she watches far more Discovery I.D. than is healthy.

Kristen has written over twelve hundred blogs and her site was recognized by Writer’s Digest Magazine as one of the Top 101 Websites for Writers. Her branding methods are responsible for selling millions of books and used by authors of every level, from emerging writers to mega authors.

 

Price: $55.00

Date: January 28, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Story Master: From Dream to DONE

Class Title: Story Master---From Dream to DONE

Price: $55.00 BASIC /$349 GOLD

Where: WANA Virtual Classroom

When: Thursday March 28th, 2019 7:00 PM E.S.T. to 9:00 PM E.S.T.

***All classes include a FREE recording.

 

 

 

 

Class Description:

Tired of starting book after book only to lose steam and unable to finish?

Do you finish, but your books keep getting rejected or they don't sell?

Do you finish, but it takes an ungodly amount of time?

No matter which publishing path we take, there is a DIRECT AND INDISPUTABLE CORRELATION between the quality of the books and the author's ability to keep producing more books.

Writers must possess the skills to produce at the levels that grow fans into fanatics.

 

Again, 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!

 

Plotting GOLD

 

Need help from an expert either repairing your plot or plotting a new idea from the ground up? This is for you. Three hours working one-on-one with ME plotting your novel (or repairing one that isn't working).

Never met a novel I couldn't repair and sometimes the best way of learning is by DOING. We work together on the plot so you get a better sense of how to do this on your own!

About the Instructor:

Kristen LambKristen Lamb is the author of the definitive guide to social media and branding for authors, Rise of the Machines—Human Authors in a Digital World. She’s also the author of #1 best-selling books We Are Not Alone—The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer. Her critically acclaimed debut thriller The Devil’s Dance is proof positive she watches far more Discovery I.D. than is healthy.

Kristen has written over twelve hundred blogs and her site was recognized by Writer’s Digest Magazine as one of the Top 101 Websites for Writers. Her branding methods are responsible for selling millions of books and used by authors of every level, from emerging writers to mega authors.

 

Price: $55.00

Date: March 28, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Fiction ADDICTION: The 'Secret' Ingredients to Books Readers CRAVE

Class Title: Fiction ADDITION---The 'Secret' Ingredients to Books Readers CRAVE

Instructor: Kristen Lamb
Price: $55.00 USD
Where: W.A.N.A. Digital Classroom
When: SATURDAY, MARCH 30th, 1:00-3:00 P.M. EST

Writing is more than stringing together description so lovely it makes angels weep.

What makes the difference between the meh and the magnificent? Why do some books hook while others collect dust?

What's that certain je ne sais quoi that makes some stories defy all odds and skyrocket to success? Conversely, why do some books have the cover, the ads, the promotion, and yet fail to every ignite?

While there's no magic formula that will guarantee addiction to our fiction, there ARE some common ingredients to stories readers can't put down. These 'secret' ingredients aren't exactly secret, but they are very commonly overlooked, underestimated, and ignored.

In fact, these 'secret' ingredients are SO overlooked that I'd wager it's why the majority of novels fail to sell more than 500 copies.

Writers forget why readers read, what readers want, and serve filler instead of fire.

This class will challenge everything you think you know about what makes a good story. And since these are 'secret' ingredients, I'll see you in class to explain what they are and how to use them like a PRO.

Kristen LambKristen Lamb is the author of the definitive guide to social media and branding for authors, Rise of the Machines—Human Authors in a Digital World. She’s also the author of #1 best-selling books We Are Not Alone—The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer. She’s just released her debut thriller The Devil’s Dance.

Kristen has written over twelve hundred blogs and her site was recognized by Writer’s Digest Magazine as one of the Top 101 Websites for Writers. Her branding methods are responsible for selling millions of books and used by authors of every level, from emerging writers to mega authors.

 

Price: $55.00

Date: March 30, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Harnessing Our Writing POWER: The BLOG!

Instructor: Kristen Lamb
Price: $55.00 USD Standard/$165 GOLD
Where: W.A.N.A. Digital Classroom
When: SATURDAY, APRIL 6th, 2:00 PM E.S.T. to 4:00 P.M. EST

Whenever I mention the word "blog" writers go pale and likely envision some mindless alien life form that rolls over crowds of screaming people, then melts and absorbs them.

For clarification that is the BLOB and NOT the Blog. Though the way blogging is so frequently taught? Totally understand the confusion.

Blogging is THE most powerful form of social media, and ALSO the most misused and misunderstood (hence why writers avoid it and throw holy water on it).

Twitter could flitter and Facebook could fold but the blog will remain so long as we have an Internet. The blog has been going strong since the 90s and it's one of the best ways to establish a brand and then harness the power of that brand to drive book sales.

The best part is, done properly, a blog plays to a writer's strengths. Writers write.

Oh it is also the easiest of all forms of social media to monetize and the more love you give it, the more it will give back.

This class is going to cover:

  • How author blogs work. What's the difference in a regular blog and an author blog?
  • What do we blog about? What is going to draw readers and get them excited?
  • How do we understand the magical sorcery of Google and harness it to work our WILL? *evil laugh*
  • How can we monetize a blog? Oh no! Asking for money! Scary stuff indeed.
  • How can you cultivate a fan base of people who are uniquely YOUR fans?
  • How does a blog sell books? Because they do…seriously.

Blogging is only hard if we make it that way. This class will help you simplify your blog and make it one of the most enjoyable aspects of your writing career.

NOW OFFERING BLOGGING GOLD!

Includes the class (recording included free in purchase price) PLUS one hour with me one-on-one discussing your brand and your blog. How can you connect to and cultivate YOUR readers?

Price: $50.00

Date: April 6, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

 

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