Friday Workshops

Multi-published devotional author Harriet E. Michael will lead this three-hour class, in which attendees will learn the nuts and bolts of devotional writing. They will learn how to write devotionals that resonate with readers. Different types of devotionals will be discussed as well as some basics of writing and selling devotionals such as terms, writer's rights, the current devotional market, and writing for books versus magazines. Attendees will learn both how to write a powerful devotional and how to get their devotionals in front of readers.

 

Harriet

with

Harriet Michael

Friday, March 19, 2021

 1:00-4:00 p.m.

All Friday workshops are $35. The additional fee is paid during the registration process.

with Patricia Bradley

Friday, March 19, 2021

 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Patricia

This workshop will explore how the lie a protagonist believes and the wound it creates makes that character who he or she is when they walk on the page. During the session, the audience will create characters from scratch and brainstorm what happened in each character's childhood that made them believe this lie and the types of wounds it might create. We will also explore the character's goals, flaws, fears, and competing values.

 The session will flesh out three different characters: a hero, a heroine, and an antagonist. We will explore how the lie each character believes and the wound it creates makes that character who he or she is when they walk on the page. Participants will walk away with a better idea of how to create characters readers can relate to.

 

 

Are you panicked by your need to build a website? Do you have a website, but it needs improvement? This class gives practical advice for both beginners and experienced website builders. It teaches basic skills such as choosing and registering a domain, selecting a web host, and the practical side of starting a website from scratch. Diving deeper, it presents tips for good layout, navigation, images, and content.

Part One will cover the basics of choosing and registering a domain, selecting a web host, and the practical side of starting a website from scratch.

Part Two will dive deeper into the development of author sites, with tips for good layout, navigation, images, and content.

 

 

with

Rhonda Dragomir

Friday, March 19, 2021

 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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Rhonda

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#4

with

Gregg Bridgeman and

J.P. Robinson

Friday, March 19, 2020

 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Gregg

J.P.

In part 1, this class walks students through a statistical market analysis of books with crossover appeal to both male and female readers. The instructors then share some “ground truth” about men by dispelling popular secular myths about the male sex and delving into what real men really want. By contrasting female characterization, the class reveals vulnerable truths about how to characterize exactly how male characters might think and feel within all types of relationships. Clear and real insight is given into real male sexuality, male centered worldviews, and the male take on race relations.

Part 2 builds on that knowledge by providing scenarios and techniques to create or resolve conflict within male and female character speech and gives attendees the vital insight into crafting super realistic dialogue for practically any male character. Dialogue techniques during emotionally charged situations including arguments and interrogations is covered.

The course wraps up in part 3 by layering the previously gained knowledge with insight into the narrative. With a visualization of what makes a fully three-dimensional character followed by an intense analysis of narrative techniques by putting archetypes, stereotypes, and tropes under the microscope, the instructors share practical demonstrations and tools writers can take home to craft true-to-life narrative that will appeal to men and women alike.

Students are provided with pre-sorted spreadsheets and thoroughly comprehensive pre-written class notes to allow them to fully participate in the class itself. Biblically centered, organized, clear, delivered with both humor and essential depth in equal measure, this class is a must for any fiction author.

 

 

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