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Webinar– Tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

I’m teaching my first ever seminar for Writer’s Digest University, The Ins and Outs of Writing a Series, tomorrow at 1:00. There’s still time to register!

I’ll be talking about different types of series, world-building, character development, and how to know when enough is enough, among other things. The program runs for an hour and a half, with a chunk of that last half hour devoted to my answering questions as they come in.

You can find all the details here.


Thursday, April 26th, 2012

I’ll be teaching my very first online seminar for Writer’s Digest University next Thursday at one o’clock.

The program is on The Ins and Outs of Writing a Series (you can find the full description by clicking here).

It’s a rather ingenious set-up. The program lasts an hour and a half. I talk in real time and participants can email me questions along the way, so I’m responding as I would in a real classroom. (Minus the being able to bribe people with chocolate chip cookies. That usually worked well for me with undergrads.) Participants receive a video of the presentation a week after, so they can replay it as many times as they like.

I will admit, I am a bit nervous about teaching a class full of people I can’t see!

If this one goes well, I’ll be doing a couple of others in the fall, including one on How to Write a Love Scene. Stay tuned!


Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

I am thrilled to announce that I am going to be teaching an on-line seminar for Writer’s Digest University.

I’m particularly thrilled because… yes, I was that pre-teen with a stack of Writer’s Digest in my bedroom. When other people were buying Seventeen for “Five Tricks to Tighter Abs”, I was reading “Five Tricks to Tighter Prose”. So it’s rather amazing to be asked to teach a class for them. Eleven year old me is over the moon about this. (Okay, adult me, too.)

Even better, Writer’s Digest has told me they’re going to do some nifty things with tracking links so that people who register via my News page will have the chance for extra perks. (I’m still getting the details on that, but there was some talk of free downloads of the current issue of Writer’s Digest.) As soon as I have the proper link, I’ll put it up here.

The first class is going to be on The Ins and Outs of Writing a Series, on Thursday, May 3 at 1:00.

If it goes well, there will be subsequent classes, including one on How to Write a Love Scene (Robin’s brilliant suggestion via Facebook!). Anyone else have any other topics to recommend?