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The Creature Feature Class Bundle

Instructor: Cait Reynolds

Price: $110.00 USD (It's LITERALLY one class FREE!)

Where: W.A.N.A. Digital Classroom

When: (see below)

Recordings of all three classes is also included with purchase.

About the Instructor:

Cait Reynolds is a USA Today Bestselling Author and lives in Boston with her husband and neurotic dog. She discovered her passion for writing early and has bugged her family and friends with it ever since. She likes history, science, Jack Daniels, jewelry, pasta, and solitude. Not all at the same time. When she isn’t enjoying the rooftop deck that brings her closer to the stars, she writes.

Price: $110.00

Date: October 12, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Urban Fantasy: Salt Circle not Included

Instructor: Cait Reynolds

Price: $55.00 USD

Where: W.A.N.A. Digital Classroom

When: Friday, October 19, 2018. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST

Be honest. How many voodoo dolls have you mutilated in your quest to become the next Laurell K. Hamilton or Sherrilyn Kenyon?

  • 0-9: You're probably too virtuous to ever get published.
  • 10-19: Equivalent of the New Year's resolution of voodoo…fizzles in week 2.
  • 20-29: You've won NaNoWriMo once or twice and wear lucky writing socks.
  • 30+: Now, we're talking.

In all seriousness, urban fantasy has emerged as one of the strongest and most competitive categories in publishing, building on the momentum of legends like Anne Rice and expanding to embrace all kinds of sub-genres such as YA, satire, and romance.

But for all its badass convention-breaking, urban fantasy also a genre boobytrapped with the worst pitfalls of all the genres it borrows from.

If we're not overdoing the Mickey Spillane-esque hard-boiled grit, we're confusing which supernatural creature has which power. Or, we're creating characters that are so wrapped up in their love lives with , they almost miss the climactic battle between good and evil happening a couple blocks over.

Fear not! Strap on your vampire-hunting gear, grab your wolfsbane gris-gris, and don't forget to bring your sarcastic sidekick to this class where I will help you navigate the mean streets and treacherous back alleys of urban fantasy!

***A recording of this class is also included with purchase.

THE CREATURE FEATURE CLASS BUNDLE!

Get three live classes plus all recordings for the price of two! Get YOUR spot in ALL of the classes...even if you can't make it to the live sessions. HOW? FREE RECORDINGS OF ALL, BAY-BEE! Register for all three classes here.

Get three live classes plus all recordings for the price of two! Get YOUR spot in ALL of the classes...even if you can't make it to the live sessions. HOW? FREE RECORDINGS OF ALL, BAY-BEE!

About the Instructor:

Cait Reynolds is a USA Today Bestselling Author and lives in Boston with her husband and neurotic dog. She discovered her passion for writing early and has bugged her family and friends with it ever since. She likes history, science, Jack Daniels, jewelry, pasta, and solitude.

Price: $55.00

Date: October 19, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Bloody Beasts: Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Beastie Besties

Instructor: Cait Reynolds

Price: $55.00 USD

Where: W.A.N.A. Digital Classroom

When: Friday, October 26, 2018. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST

Every few years, publishing declares, "Vampires are dead!" and technically, this is correct. They are undead. You can't keep a good vampire down. Or a good werewolf. (Down, boy!)

Like a dog with a bone, readers keep coming back to stories about vampires, werewolves, and other creatures because there is something irresistibly compelling about the danger of the 'other' that makes us question what it means to be human. Plus, vampires and werewolves can be totally hot, amiright?

However, trite tropes and careless creature creation can raise a reader's hackles faster than a bad batch of AB negative. Okay, okay, I'll stop with the awful mixed metaphors and puns. Still, a story that doesn't offer anything new or compelling will suck the life out of a reader's interest faster than day-old vampire…yeah, I know…bad joke…sorrynotsorry!

This is going to be a super fun class with a lot of juicy stuff to sink your teeth into…can't-stop-won't-stop….

This class will cover:

  • Only human: how to walk the fine line between immortal angst and everyday relatability and create characters so cold, they burn, baby!
  • Sparkle, shmarkle: picking through the mystery, history, and science of vampirism to create your own believable and betwitching bloodsuckers;
  • That time of the month: from caricature to cryptozoology, what writers get right…and wrong…about werewolves and wolf shifters;
  • Mortal problems: Do vampires pay taxes? If a hunter shoots a werewolf, is it involuntary manslaughter? ignoring these details can deal a fatal blow to a reader's suspension of disbelief.

THE CREATURE FEATURE CLASS BUNDLE!

Get three live classes plus all recordings for the price of two! Get YOUR spot in ALL of the classes...even if you can't make it to the live sessions. HOW? FREE RECORDINGS OF ALL, BAY-BEE! Register for all three classes here.

About the Instructor:

Cait Reynolds is a USA Today Bestselling Author and lives in Boston with her husband and neurotic dog. She discovered her passion for writing early and has bugged her family and friends with it ever since. She likes history, science, Jack Daniels, jewelry, pasta, and solitude.

Price: $55.00

Date: October 26, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited