Wednesday, April 1, 2020

2nd Quarter Classes From Writing Master ~ Laurie Schnebly Campbell

Never Stop Learning

online: FROM PLOT TO FINISH
(April 6-17)
writeruniv.wordpress.com/classes
     For anyone who’s taken Plotting Via Motivation online or in person at some point, this group gets you plotting a brand new or already-begun book (using your completed 14-point worksheet) from start to finish. No need to prepare a new story idea, character bios, goal charts or anything else, because you’ll see how to plot an entire book-- and actually have it ready to type -- by the end of this hands-on workshop.

maybe live in Phoenix, AZCHALLENGING COUPLES IN LOVE
(April 28, 7pm) https://drrwa.rwa.org/
     If you want likable people, how can you make ‘em drive each other nuts?

online: THE WHOLE POINT OF POINT OF VIEW
(May 4-15, only for members of Sisters In Crime Guppies)
Guppy Chapter, SinC - Public
     In theory, it’s simple: whose head is the reader in? In practice, it can be a bit (or a lot) more tricky. Whose head is best for this scene, this section, this story, this series? How do you know when it’s time to switch? What if the reader gets bored? What if the POV character doesn’t know something you want the reader to know? Learn the techniques that make Point of View easier to work with, no matter who your readers will be.

blogBOOK TWO, BOOK SIX, BOOK SEVENTEEN
(May 27) http://originalitybydesign.blogspot.com
     Why would/wouldn’t you want to go the series route? (Free-class prize.)

online: WRITING A SERIES…
(June 1-12)
Series groups.io Group
     It's one thing to write a stand-alone novel. It’s another to write a sequel, a trilogy, a box set or an open-ended series that’ll continue for as long as you want. While great storytelling is great storytelling no matter what the format, there are techniques to keep in mind when writing a series that will not only keep your readers on board through every story, but keep you from burning out while they’re still waiting for more.


Laurie's  Bio:
Laurie Schnebly Campbell published half a dozen romances with Harlequin, including one that beat out Nora Roberts for “Best Special Edition of the Year,” before discovering the only thing she loves more than writing is working with other writers. So she started giving workshops every month, online and in-person, and now has a special area on her bookshelf full of books with acknowledgments from authors who’ve loved her classes.