And to make it even better, I'm running a special. Buy any 2 workshops and and get a 3rd workshop of equal or lesser value free.* When you purchase your workshops, indicate in the "memo to merchant" section of your Paypal form which additional workshop you'd like for free.
*Free workshop must be of equal or lesser value than the most expensive workshop purchased.
NOTE: There are still a few spaces available in September's Writer's Boot Camp Retreat. Join us for a long weekend of workshops, writing time, and a personal critique session with C.J. A private chef and a gorgeous cabin in the Smoky Mountains make this an event not to be missed! Go HERE for details.
FALL/WINTER WORKSHOPS OFFERED:
HOW TO PURSUE PUBLICATION: A Guide for New Writers
A guide to pursuing traditional publication will be emailed to you, and then I will answer specific questions you may have for up to two weeks after sending the guide. This is your chance to ask everything you ever wanted to know about the publishing process, how to find an agent, how to work with an agent, what it takes to sell a book, and how to bring a book from first draft to a finished copy on the shelves. No homework required.
Cost: $50 - see "Publishing Guide" Paypal button on the sidebar.
EFFECTIVE WORLD BUILDING
Learn how to create vivid, interesting worlds that are fully developed. Workshop addresses:
- ethnic heritage
Cost: $75* - see "World Building Workshop" Paypal button on the sidebar.
QUERY/COVER BLURB WRITING 101
Learn how to write an amazing query letter or cover blurb. Course focuses on:
- basic structure
- do's and don'ts
- how to target the right agent for you
- how to identify your essential plot and conflict to use in writing a stellar hook.
- how to write a stellar query/blurb
Cost: $75* - see "Query Workshop" Paypal button on the sidebar.
HOW TO WRITE A KILLER SYNOPSIS
Description: Learn how to write a killer synopsis. Topics covered include:
*What a Synopsis is and what it is not
*When to write a synopsis
*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.
CREATING DYNAMIC CHARACTERS
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
WRITER'S BOOT CAMP
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
*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
Cost: $125 - see the "Writer's Boot Camp" Paypal button on the sidebar