Fine-Tuning Your Fiction
Deepen Your Story With Deep POV
Create Strong Characters with Personality Profiles
Sculpting characters with psychological depth infuses your story with power. Psyched Characters: Craft Fiction with Vivid Emotion equips writers with psychological insights for sculpting vivid fiction. Explore realistic thoughts and behaviors from a therapist’s perspective. Discover trauma responses, potential effects of mental health diagnoses, and more. Learn solutions for the ethical dilemmas involved with portraying mental health disorders. Get into your character’s head and make her unforgettable.
Fangirl to Famous: Use Your Inner Geek to Boost Your Career
Fanfiction is the controversial word in the literary world today, yet it has helped launch the careers of countless New York Times Bestselling authors.
In this class, Clare Campbell will teach you what fanfic is, why and when you should use it, tips and tricks on how to write great fanfic, and how to get noticed to build that all-important platform.
50 Ways to Defeat Writer's Block
Whether we're struggling with depression or straight up don't want to face the keyboard today, or yesterday, or for the past year, Hope has 50 tips on how to get those creative juices flowing. Author of the monthly column, "Hope's Hacks," featured on Cyle Young's blog and newsletter, Hope knows a thing or two about getting in a slump and dozens of ways to get out of it.
50 Ways to Fix Stilted Dialogue
One of the most common reasons agents and editors reject a manuscript is because the dialogue doesn't quite sing. In this video, Hope will discuss 50 ways to make the dialogue sound more natural and propelling the plot forward instead of forcing it to be at a standstill.
Essentials of Great Dialogue
Dialogue can make or break a story. Do you find yourself wishing your dialogue was a little spicier and a little less contrived and drab? Whether you’re a screenwriter or a novelist, this course will teach the essential elements of great dialogue and give practical tools you can apply immediately to make your dialogue sharp.
All About Character
It’s All About Character The essential building block of any story is to create unforgettable characters, but how exactly is that done? Why do some characters seem real while others fall flat? For novelists and screenwriters, this course will break down the essential elements of a great character, how to reveal true character, and give you the practical tools you need to develop excellent characters of your own.
Finding Your Story
The choice of what story to tell is the most important decision you will make as a writer. Don't waste valuable time and energy on a story that won't get published or produced. Is your story character driven? Is it marketable? Is it expensive? Are you "milking your genre"? We will discuss personal and market place factors you should consider in choosing what story to tell, and how to apply the “Hollywood formula” to your story.
The Beat Sheet
Have difficulty getting from Act One to Act Three? Do you find that your story lags in Act Two, or worse, you get lost and don't know how to finish? If you've tried other approaches to the three-act structure, but still seem to have difficulty finishing your project, this is the class for you. We'll use the Hollywood Beat Sheet to learn how to flesh out your story, make sure the main character drives the action, and develop an easy to use roadmap to help you get to the end. This class may change your life.