Craft Classes

Craft Classes

Classes to help you better your writing prowess.

PLOT BOSS: Writing Novels Readers Want to Buy (ON DEMAND)

Instructor: Kristen Lamb
Price: $40.00 USD Standard/ $250.00 USD GOLD LEVEL
Where: W.A.N.A. Digital Classroom
When: ON DEMAND (Any time you like)

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?

 

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!

Plotting GOLD

Need help from an expert either repairing your plot or plotting a new idea from the ground up? This is for you. You obviously get the On Demand recording of the class, but with GOLD, you also get three hours working one-on-one with ME plotting your novel.

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!

 

Price: $40.00

Date: December 26, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

The Art of Character: Crafting Dimensional 'People' in Fiction ON DEMAND

Instructor: Kristen Lamb
Price: $45.00 USD
Where: On Your COMPUTER
When: Any time you like! ON DEMAND (available for purchase until May 15th)

No matter what genre we write, the key to writing unforgettable stories always rests with character. How do we create intriguing characters who hook readers and never let them go? What makes a character unforgettable? How do we write stories that endure?

It is easy to fall into tropes and caricatures if we lack a fundamental understanding of human nature and how this plays out in the dramatic narrative. This class will delve into how to add depth to our characters which will, in turn, add resonance with our plot.

This class will cover:

  • Discovering Wounds;
  • Understanding Coping Mechanisms;
  • How Wounds Collide to Increase Dramatic Tension;
  • How to Create Dimensional Characters;
  • Using Character to Plot.

***A FREE recording is included with purchase.

Kristen 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: $45.00

Date: March 24, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Story Boss Bundle: Plot & Character Training (ON DEMAND)

Story Boss Bundle: Plot Boss & The Art of Character

Instructor: Kristen Lamb
Price: $75.00 USD
Where: On Your COMPUTER
When: Any time you like! ON DEMAND (available for purchase until May 15th)

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?

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!

Plotting GOLD

Need help from an expert either repairing your plot or plotting a new idea from the ground up? This is for you. You obviously get the On Demand recording of the class, but with GOLD, you also get three hours working one-on-one with ME plotting your novel.

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!

 

The Art of Character

No matter what genre we write, the key to writing unforgettable stories always rests with character. How do we create intriguing characters who hook readers and never let them go? What makes a character unforgettable? How do we write stories that endure?

It is easy to fall into tropes and caricatures if we lack a fundamental understanding of human nature and how this plays out in the dramatic narrative. This class will delve into how to add depth to our characters which will, in turn, add resonance with our plot.

This class will cover:

  • Discovering Wounds;
  • Understanding Coping Mechanisms;
  • How Wounds Collide to Increase Dramatic Tension;
  • How to Create Dimensional Characters;
  • Using Character to Plot.

Price: $75.00

Date: March 26, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Pitch Perfect: Crafting a Query & Synopsis Agents Will LOVE

Class Title: Pitch Perfect: Crafting a Query & Synopsis Agents Will LOVE
Instructor: Kristen Lamb
Price: $45 USD Standard
Where: W.A.N.A. Digital Classroom
When: Thursday May 3rd, 2018 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!

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. 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: $45.00

Date: May 3, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

 

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