Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Class Flash: February-April Schedule

Here's the list of's upcoming classes. 
I've taken a couple of these and they rock.    

Creating Characters Using Astrology
by Pamela Moran, February 1-12
Do your characters all sound or feel the same? Are you having a hard time developing unique people for each new story? Have you thought about using astrology to chart your characters’ personalities? “Beyond Sun Signs: Getting to the Heart & Soul of Your Character” will show you some new ways of putting astrology to work…ways that will make it easier to round out your heroes, heroines and villains by giving them additional depth.

The Inside Scoop: The Truth Behind Law Enforcement Relationships
by M.A. Taylor, February 15-26
This master class is designed to help writers understand the nuances of how Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) relate to those closest to them. Learn from the experiences of one woman who’s spent more than 30 years married to an officer and another who’s spent more than 20 years as an officer. Speaking from the viewpoints of both the LEO and the one who loves an LEO, these writers will review and discuss the relationship of your law enforcement officer.

Plotting Via Motivation
by Laurie Schnebly, March 1-26
Motivation is what drives your story. Any of us could write a book in which the characters set out for a three hour tour and get shipwrecked on an uncharted desert isle. We’ve seen what seven such characters would do…over and over and over again. But what would YOURS do? If you nail down any character’s motivation, it doesn’t matter whether the ship capsizes or lands safely three hours later. Your characters will create a plot from WHATEVER happens, because you’ve got their motivation built in from the very beginning.

From Plot To Finish
by Laurie Schnebly, April 11-22
A continuation of the Plotting-Via-Motivation process for everyone who's completed that class, this limited-enrollment group gets every member plotting a brand new book (with the 14-point PVM worksheets already on hand) from start to finish. No need to prepare a story idea, character bios or anything else, because you’ll learn how to plot an entire book -- and actually have it ready to type -- by the end of this hands-on workshop.


  1. I'm such a fan of the classes at Writer's U.


  2. Laurie had trouble posting her comment, so here it is:
    Leslie, how cool seeing the next three months of classes laid out like this -- you've got me even MORE excited about February/March/April!