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The Art of Critique

Next online class: THE ART OF CRTIQUE: DIGGING THE DIRT FROM YOUR DRAFT begins Monday August 26 In this class, we will look at attendees’ manuscripts/WIPs — learning how to analyze the story on different levels. Manuscripts are expected to […]

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Online Class Compilations

Several of my online classes have just completed and I wanted to let everyone know that your class compilation file is in work. When finished, I will post the compilation file in RESOURCES and you use your password to access […]

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Busy Summer!

Busy summer indeed! The Fourth of July, the US’s Independence Day, is tomorrow and my brain is still in June. Time has flown by so fast, I’m in two new workshops before I realized it! Formatting for Effect is still in […]

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NEXT CLASS: Formatting for Effect

The next class - Formatting for Effect - starts Monday, June 24, 2013, at SavvyAuthors.com. In this class, we will learn how to format for effect–from words to sentences to paragraphs to pages to scenes to chapters to novel–we will learn how […]

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Next class: Sizzling Synopses & Captivating Queries

Most writers are apprehensive about the process and avoid them until the last minute, when there’s a manuscript to submit and little time to devote to your query and synopsis. But avoiding them won’t make them go away. Whether you […]

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Next class: Worldbuilding Wizardry

Worldbuilding Wizardry Add depth and reality to paranormal & fantasy stories April 29 – May 24  One of the most appealing things about fantasy and paranormal is that it usually takes place in a fantastic and imaginative world. The mention […]

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Upcoming Events

Hello everyone! Upcoming events are upcoming really fast! Where  has this  new year gone, anyway? Time is hungry, sucking it up like .. OK no time for another short story right now, I need to focus on this post   […]

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CLASS: Witches, Faeries & Wizards: Divining the Supernatural World

Check out my latest online class! Here, we’ll delve into the paranormal and urban fantasy worlds of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse, Rachel Morgan and The Hollows world of Kim Harrison, Justin Cronin’s The Passage & The Twelve and his hungry zombie-like […]

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Short Story Contest Deadline March 1

The Yuri’s Night Short Story Contest deadline is March 1, 2013. Human Spaceflight became a reality over 50 years ago with the launch of a bell-shaped capsule called “Vostok 1.” The capsule was carrying Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who took his […]

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New Class: The Art of Critique today!

THE ART OF CRITIQUE: DIGGING THE DIRT OUT OF YOUR DRAFT starts today! (Feb 4) It’s time to step up to the big time—getting critiqued and giving critiques as a professional writer. In this class, we’ll look at the attendees’ […]

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