Friday, December 30, 2016

Class Flash: Listings of Great Writing Courses From Laurie Campbell



Laurie is one of my all favorite writing teachers.



online: PROMOTION & PERSONALITY
(Jan. 9-20, 2017 for Open Sisters in Crime Guppies only )
sinc-guppies.org/   There are so many ways for writers to promote their books, nobody should have to do something that feels uncomfortable for the kind of person they are. Looking at the nine personality types, three subtypes, and five birth-order positions shows which best reflects you — and which kinds of promotion will come more naturally, so you won't have to dread all the activity that comes with releasing a new title or building a brand.

online:
 CREATING YOUR HERO'S FATAL FLAW
(Jan. 31-Feb. 24, 2017
 open to all
http://sincne.org/events/online-workshop-creating-your-heros-fatal-flaw-laurie-schnebly.   Giving likable, plausible characters a compelling conflict is easier with Enneagrams. Counselors and HR managers use this tool to identify the nine personality types: Reformer, Nurturer, Achiever, Romantic, Observer, Guardian, Adventurer, Leader and Peacemaker. Each one has its own uniquely heroic and distinctive traits, plus a troublesome flaw, that naturally bring them into conflict with other people...and with themselves.


onlinePLOTTING VIA MOTIVATION
(March 6-31 for any kind of fiction writers)
writeruniv.wordpress.com/classes   Any of us could write a book in which characters 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 laterYour characters will create a plot from whatEVER happens, because you've got their motivation built in from the very beginning. Here's how to do it.


live in Tucson, AZTHE DOUBLE D'S: DIALOGUE & DESCRIPTION(March 1111:30-12:30tucsonfestivalofbooks.org
   Which D is your strength, and which needs work? Here's what to do.


online: FROM PLOT TO FINISH
(April 3-14 for any kind of fiction writers)
writeruniv.wordpress.com/classes   A continuation of the March process open solely to people who've taken PVM online or in person at some point, this no-more-than-30-people 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.

blog: WHY FATAL FLAWS RARELY ARE(April 18seekerville.blogspot.com
   How will your characters overcome weakness for a happy ending?

live in Atlanta, GA
ALL-DAY WORKSHOP(April 22georgiaromancewriters.org
   Not yet sure what this day will include, but will know by April 21!

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