I am going to be putting together a handful of different classes for my readers, fans, and other curious writers. These classes will be designed to show you how I write and finish a project. They will not be generalized, but specifically what I do. This means, my method might not work for you.
These classes will be made to the best of my ability and knowledge. I have a bachelor's degree in creative writing and a master's in rhetoric and writing. I have written over 20 novels and worked with many small presses and literary magazines. I like to think I know a little about creative writing.
I do not claim to be an expert. I do not claim to be a professional. I do not guarantee you will sell books after taking these courses. What I will do is pass on what I have learned. I have learned a LOT of lessons the hard way and if I can help other passionate writers avoid some of those pitfalls with my personal experience, then I've done my job. If I can get you to finish a single project, that's all I want.
Most importantly, in these classes, we will be WRITING!
Creative Writing Classes
Some of the Classes I want to Design
Romance In A Month
I got my start as a freelancer ghostwriting erotica. This class will focus on finishing a 40K--50K romance (of any spice level) in 31 days with a focus on plot beats and characterization.
World-Building and how to tell it as a story
The first workshop I ever taught was on world-building. I like to think I have a pretty firm grasp of how to make it work. Anyone can write an appendix for their story, but building that world THROUGH the story is the trick.
Making the Habit
One thing I find that I do that many indie writers don't do is: write. I have very little self-discipline but found I was wildly disciplined when it came to hitting word count. In this class, I will share with you what I did and what you can try to make writing a daily habit that doesn't feel pretentios or make you want to pull your hair out.
Outlining For Writers who Write