Monday, July 14, 2014

Fall 2014 Workshop Schedule

Fall Discounts:

Bundle: Take all five workshops for $299--a savings of $100! Use the "Discounted Workshop Bundle" Paypal button on the right.

Early Registration: Register by September 1st and receive a free e-copy of C.J.'s QUERY: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED, GET NOTICED, AND GET SIGNED.*

*The book will be delivered via Nook or Kindle to the email address you provide. The book cannot be returned or exchanged for money or other products. The book will be sent September 10th after the window for workshop fee refunds/cancellations has closed.


CREATING DYNAMIC CHARACTERS

Dates: September 15-19

Format: Yahoo group, lessons are emailed to group members daily. Homework is required.  Read the lessons and do the coursework around your own schedule.

Description: Learn how to truly understand your characters, how to deliver the details that will help readers connect to your characters, and how to use each character's individual goals to generate conflict within your story.

Cost: $75 - see the "Characters Workshop" Paypal button on the sidebar





QUERY WRITING 101 

**Due to the time-intensive critiques I offer, space is limited in this workshop.

Dates: September 29-October 3

Format: Yahoo group, lessons are emailed to the group members once a day for the first five days. Homework is required. The rest of the days are for you to draft your query & for me to critique it. You do your coursework around your own schedule.

Description: Learn how to write an amazing query letter! Course focuses on basic query structure, do's and don'ts, how to target the right agent for you, and how to identify your basic plot and conflict to use in writing a stellar hook. Also includes one in-depth personalized critique of your query letter.

Cost: $75 - see "Query Workshop" Paypal button on the sidebar.





EFFECTIVE WORLD BUILDING

Dates: October 6-10

Format: Yahoo group, lessons are emailed to the group members once a day. Homework is required. Read the lessons and do the coursework around your own schedule.

Description: Learn how to create vivid, interesting worlds that are fully developed. Workshop addresses culture/customs/holidays, topography, history, ethnic heritage, and government/rules/laws.

Cost: $75 - see "World Building Workshop" Paypal button on the sidebar.




WRITER'S BOOT CAMP

Dates: October 13-24

Format: Yahoo group, lessons are emailed to group members daily. Daily word count homework is required. Additional homework will be required with some lessons. Read the lessons and do the coursework around your own schedule.

Description: Struggling with plot, structure, pacing, and getting past the beginning of your novel? Tired of taking a year to come up with a first draft? This is the workshop for you. Come prepared to learn the basics of your craft, and to utilize C.J.'s sprint method to write a rough draft in 7 weeks. This an intense workshop designed to thoroughly cover all the basics of writing a novel. Topics covered include:

*Basic plot structure
*Where to begin your story
*Subplots and how to use them
*Pacing
*How to sprint through your rough draft without losing your mind
*Backstory and what to do with it
*Giving readers that "one more page" syndrome
*Escalating your conflict
*World building
*Character development

Cost: $99 - see the "Writer's Boot Camp" Paypal button on the sidebar




HOW TO WRITE A KILLER SYNOPSIS

When: November 3-7

Format: Yahoo group, lessons are emailed to group members once a day. Light homework is required. Read the lessons and do the homework around your own schedule.

Description: Learn how to write a killer synopsis in four days! Topics covered include:

*What a Synopsis is and what it is not
*When to write a synopsis
*Correct formatting
*How long a synopsis should be
*How to identify the Voice of your manuscript & use it in your synopsis
*Which plot elements need to be included
*How to break your plot up into three key areas
*How to identify plot arcs and emotional landmarks
*How to pace your synopsis

Cost: $75- see "Synopsis Workshop" Paypal button on the sidebar.



WORKSHOP FEE CANCELLATION POLICY:

Any request to cancel workshop attendance and receive a refund of the workshop fee must be submitted to assistant@cjredwine.com no later than 11:59 p.m. CST September 10, 2014. No refunds will be issued after that date. If you fail to participate in the workshop for which you registered, you will not be allowed to take the workshop at a further date without registering for the workshop again. 


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