Ongoing and Upcoming Workshops

 

CREATE A STORY BIBLE FOR YOUR NOVEL OR BOOK SERIES with Zara West

September 3 – 28, 2018 (4 weeks)

Registration Deadline: August 31, 2018

 

FTHRW Members: FREE

Non-Members: $25

 

For non-members, please click the Buy Now button to pay for the class, registration instructions will be sent via email once the payment is complete.

 

Are you always searching back and forth through your draft or last book for this bit of detail or that? Are you writing a series with shared characters and setting, or a complex novel with multiple characters, subplots, and setting details? Take a trick from screen writers and create a Story Bible as you write. In this workshop, we will look at a variety of analog and digital frameworks for creating your own Story Bible and then proceed step-by-step through the process of creating the documents needed to keep track of all those pesky story details in your current or planned WIP. By the end of the workshop, you will have the beginning of your own personalized story Bible.
About the Instructor: Zara is an online instructor in education and technology at the college level and an award-winning author of both fiction and non-fiction. Her romantic suspense Beneath the Skin was published by Wild Rose Press in 2016. The second book in The Skin Quartet series, Close to the Skin, a first place winner in the 2016 Pages of the Heart, is scheduled for release in 2017. Her historical novels set during the Civil War have won first place in the Romance through the Ages contest and long-listed for the Mslexia Award.

 

LOGIN HERE

PIRACY FOR AUTHORS – UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUE with Merien Grey

October 1 – 30, 2018 (4 weeks)

Registration Deadline: September 28, 2018

 

FTHRW Members: FREE

Non-Members: $25

 

For non-members, please click the Buy Now button to pay for the class, registration instructions will be sent via email once the payment is complete.

 

This class is for authors who want a working understanding of literary piracy. The class covers how piracy occurs, where readers find pirate sites, how the sites work, and where the files they use come from. It covers what Digital Rights Management is exactly and in what ways it is and isn’t effective. We will discuss the various sides of the issue and why some people feel they have every right to pirate author’s work and why some authors don’t bother to worry about it. There are recommendations on what authors can do to lessen the impact of piracy and what they can do to advocate for better enforcement industry wide.
About the Instructor: Merien spent a decade traveling the world as a military intelligence analyst. She has multiple degrees specializing in Anthropology, Sociology, English, and Communications Technology. She is currently a member of the RWA national ethics committee. The last ten years she been an active volunteer with several RWA chapters, to include board member, board liaison, webmistress, and conference committee positions. Merien lives in the shadow of Mount Rainier with her husband, incorrigibly lazy dog, and a little one who rules the land with an iron hand at least until bedtime.

 

LOGIN HERE

SURVIVING NANOWRIMO with Peter Andrews

October 1 – 12, 2018 (2 weeks)

Registration Deadline: September 28, 2018

 

FTHRW Members: FREE

Non-Members: $25

 

For non-members, please click the Buy Now button to pay for the class, registration instructions will be sent via email once the payment is complete.

 

The biggest writing event of the year, November’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) can help you build good habits, clarify your commitment to writing, and rediscover the joy of storytelling. It may even catalyze the creation of a wonderful book. Learn how to get the most out of this Ironman event of writing (completing a 50,000 word novel in just 30 days!) through preparation, focus, proven techniques, and attitude. And find out how you can keep the momentum going into the months and years ahead.
About the Instructor: Peter Andrews is a full-time, independent writer of speeches, articles, and blogs. He has dozens of short stories and hundreds of nonfiction articles in print. He has worked professionally in PR and as a Web producer, speechwriter, and radio producer. He teaches writing for the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, Westchester Community College, the Westchester Center for the Arts, and various online venues. He belongs to the National Association of Science Writers and Romance Writers of America, and he is past president of RWA’s young adult chapter (YARWA). His How to Write Fast blog can be found at http://howtowritefast.blogspot.com/

 

LOGIN HERE

THE FOOLPROOF SYNOPSIS AND QUERY LETTER with Robin Matheson

November 5 – 23, 2018 (3 weeks)

Registration Deadline: November 2, 2018

 

FTHRW Members: FREE

Non-Members: $25

 

For non-members, please click the Buy Now button to pay for the class, registration instructions will be sent via email once the payment is complete.

 

Build a synopsis and a query letter from the ground up! When you know everything there is to know about your story, it’s hard to stay focused on the big picture.This hands-on workshop teaches you how to convert your creative concept into bite-sized promotional chunks that will allow you to effectively market your manuscript. Discover how the 5 Point Plot Structure helps you to construct a selling synopsis. Finally, master the “ABC Formula” that allows you to compose any business letter in 3 easy steps. Honest! In addition to the course material, students will also have an opportunity to receive a critique of either a synopsis or a query letter.
About the Instructor: Award winning author Robin Matheson holds an honors specialist degree in Classical Civilization and English and a Master of Education. She’s taught numerous courses at college, overseas, and online courses on writing since 2004. Her in depth knowledge of mythical structures combined with her dynamic presentation style, have made courses such as The Journey Cycle and Crisis, Climax, Resolution: Writing to the End popular.One of Robin’s greatest passions is traveling. In addition to their home base in Canada, she and her family have also lived in South East Asia and South Africa. Visit her at www.robiemadison.com.

 

LOGIN HERE

HOW TO WORK WITH A FREELANCE EDITOR with JoSelle Vanderhooft

December 10 – 14 (1 week)

Registration Deadline: December 7, 2018

 

FTHRW Members: FREE

Non-Members: $25

 

For non-members, please click the Buy Now button to pay for the class, registration instructions will be sent via email once the payment is complete.

 

Self-publishing is more popular than ever now, so how do you make your book stand out? One of the best ways to do this is to hire a freelance editor to help you clean up grammar mistakes, rewrite unwieldy sentences, and even whip your plot into shape. In this one-week course, veteran freelance editor JoSelle Vanderhooft will teach you what freelance editors can and can’t do for your book, how to decide what services your book needs, how to find the best freelance editor for you, and more.
About the Instructor: JoSelle Vanderhooft has been editing since 2004. Her clients include publishers such as Dreamspinner Press, Siren/Bookstrand, and Bella Books and individual authors who have been nominated for numerous awards or reached Amazon bestseller status. As an author, anthologist, and poet, her own work has been a finalist for the Rainbow Reader Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the Lambda Literary Award. She lives in South Florida with her family and two marvelous orange kitty cats.

 

LOGIN HERE

X

Forgot Password?

Join Us

Password Reset
Please enter your e-mail address. You will receive a new password via e-mail.