Join me for online learning this summer!

No matter the weather or your location, these four classes will keep your head connected to writing this summer, even if your body is relaxing at the beach. Each 3-part series will be held on a Tuesday or Thursday from 12-1pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) during the months of June and July. $45 per class series. Class size limited to 12 to allow for discussions and questions. Can’t attend live? All classes will be recorded and available for streaming for 14 days.

Using Brain Science to Tell Better Stories: Ever wonder why some books draw you in, while others fail to engage you? In this class, we’ll learn about the fundamentals of good storytelling and the science of how our brains are literally wired for stories. Then we’ll put this knowledge to use—from understanding what it takes to maintain suspension of disbelief to the role of details and the necessity of tension—so you can tell a better and more powerful story.  Tuesdays, 12-1pm in June (June 8th, 15th, 22nd) Contact me to be notified the next time this is taught.

Having Fun With Writing: New to writing? Let this class jumpstart the writer in you. Already writing, but lost your “oomph”? Our in-class activities will get you motivated again. Happily writing, but ready to learn more? Join us to gain new insights into the craft each week. Combining short lessons with exercises, group activities, and writing prompts, you’ll learn how to create stronger descriptions, make more memorable characters, and improve the sound and flow of your writing—all while having fun in a supportive environment. Thursdays, 12-1pm in June (June 10th, 17th, 24th) Contact me to be notified the next time this is taught.

Shoring Up Your Story Structure: Just what is a story? How do you know where to start it, when it’s over, and what goes in-between? In this class series, we’ll take a look at the basic components of plot and how they come together to create a complete and satisfying story. If your story starts off slow, sags in the middle, or ends with a whimper—rather than a bang, then this class is for you. Tuesdays, 12-1pm in July (July 13th, 20th, and 27th) Register now

Mastering Conflict and Tension: “Conflict is the life’s blood of story… Conflict should be present in every chapter, on every page.” (William Bernhardt) Does your story maintain a sense of active conflict throughout? If not—or you’re not sure—join us in this class and learn how to keep the reader glued to every page. Thursdays, 12-1pm in June (July 15th, 22nd, and 29th) Register now

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