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FOUNDATION COURSES FOR CRAFT

Regular workshops are $300 and six weeks long with assignments.  Classic workshops are $150 that you do on your own time. All have about 40 videos or more.

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1… Depth (Regular workshop)
2… Advanced Depth (Regular workshop…Depth required)
3… Writing into the Dark (Regular workshop…Depth required)
4… Teams (Regular workshop…Depth suggested to help)
5… Killing the Critical Voice(Regular workshop)
6… Research (Depth #3) (Classic workshop…Depth required)
7… Information Flow (Classic workshop…Depth suggested)
8… Endings (classic workshop)
9… Writing with Speed (Classic workshop…Depth required)
10… Pacing (Classic workshop)
11… Writing with Emotion (Classic workshop)
12… How to Use Tags in Fiction Writing (Classic Workshop. Depth required)
13… How to Study (Classic Workshop)
14… Secondary Plot Lines (Classic Workshop)
15… Advanced Character and Dialogue (Classic Workshop)
16… Point of View (Classic Workshop. Depth suggested)
17… Author Voice (Classic Workshop. Depth suggested strongly, as well as Advanced Depth)
18… Cliffhanger (Classic workshop)
19… Plotting with Depth (Classic Workshop. Depth required)
20… Novel Structure (Classic Workshop)
21… Power Words (Very advanced. Depth Required)

All additional craft focused workshops and lectures can be found in the tabs below.

Adding Suspense Classic Workshop

A six week workshop to help you add suspense to all of your writing.

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Character Voice: Classic Workshop

Six weeks of videos about everything you need to know about how to give characters a distinctive voice.

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Classic Attitude in Writing Fiction

Attitude is Everything In Fiction Writing

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Classic Author Voice

Help in developing your original author voice.

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Classic Character and Dialogue

How to make sure your dialogue is creating great characters and advancing the story.

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Classic Character Development

Developing a character throughout a story to make the character memorable.

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Classic Cliffhangers Workshop

How to write the various types of cliffhangers to keep your readers moving forward.

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Classic Emotion In Writing

Learning How To Add Emotions to Your Stories

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Classic How To Use Tags

How to see and understand and use all the various types of tags in your fiction.

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Classic Information Flow

Learning How To Control Your Reader

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Classic Making a Living with Novels

Making a Living with Novels

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Classic Novel Structure

A workshop to help you understand novel structure no matter what kind of novel you are writing.

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Classic Pacing Workshop

How to pace your fiction to keep your readers engaged.

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Classic Point of View

Learn some of the many techniques of writing powerful point of view in your fiction.

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Classic Power Words

Learning How To Recognize and Write with Power Words

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Classic Reaching Pulp Speed

Learning How to Reach Pulp Speed in Word Production

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Classic Research in Fiction Writing

Understanding how to research effectively for fiction writing.

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Classic Secrets in Craft

What are the secrets to writing better stories and novels?

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Classic Speed Workshop

Everything you need to know about how to improve your fiction writing speed while writing clean.

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Classic Writing Endings

How to write endings that will leave your readers wanting your next book.

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Classic Writing Fantasy

How to write the best fantasy stories and series that you can.

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Classic Writing Mysteries

How to write gripping mystery stories and novels and understand all the sub-genres as well.

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Classic Writing Romance Fiction

Learning How To Write Romance Stories

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Classic Writing Short Stories

A course in writing and marketing short stories.

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Classic Writing Time Travel

All the Ins and Outs of Time Travel and How to Write It No Matter the Genre

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Classic Writing Westerns

All the Ins and Outs of Writing Westerns

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Editing Your Own Work Classic Workshop

A class to help you save time and energy on rewriting and editing and also help you save your stories.

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Genre Structure Classic Workshop

The basics of writing genre of all types.

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How To Study Classic Workshop

How to make the most of studying fiction writing.

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Ideas to Story: Classic Workshop

How to take an idea and turn it into a story or novel.

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Plotting With Depth Classic Workshop

How to use depth all the way through your novel to help readers stay in your book.

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Productivity

How to become more productive with your fiction writing.

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Reader Expectations Classic Workshop

How to understand what readers need from your story besides great writing.

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Secondary Plot Lines Classic Workshop

Understanding secondary plot lines in a novel make the writing so much easier and your book more interesting.

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Writing Science Fiction Classic Workshop

An Online Workshop on how to write in the science fiction genre.

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Writing Series Classic Workshop

Six weeks of videos about everything you need to know about writing a successful series

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Writing Thrillers

Writing fast-paced books that hold a reader.

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Carving Out Time for Your Writing

8 videos by Dean Wesley Smith on how to find time to write in your busy life.

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Confidence

10 videos by Dean Wesley Smith about how to increase your confidence and stop doing the things that kill confidence.

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Fiction Writing Myths… Lecture Series #1: Creation

The First Five Lectures on the Myths of Fiction Writing

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Fiction Writing Myths… Lecture Series #2: Roadblocks

The Second Five Lectures on the Myths of Fiction Writing

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How to Research for a Fiction Writer

14 videos by Kristine Kathryn Rusch on how to work research into your writing life.

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How to Write a Page-Turning Story

8 videos by Dean Wesley Smith about the basics of writing page-turning novels

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How to Write a Short Story: The Basics

7 long videos by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, award-winning writer and editor

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Lessons From the Writing of the Fey

Video Lessons From the Writing of the Fey

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Master Plot Formula

9 videos by Dean Wesley Smith on why Lester Dent’s plot structure works today

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Motivation

9 videos by Dean Wesley Smith to help you get to the computer and stay there.

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Pen Names: How and When To Write Under a Pen Name

10 videos by Dean Wesley Smith, award-winning writer under more pen names than he can count.

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Practice

10 videos by Dean Wesley Smith about how to practice your fiction

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Prolific

10 Videos by Dean Wesley Smith, one of the most prolific authors working today.

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Read Like a Writer

8 videos by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, award-winning writer and editor

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Short Stories to Novels

9 videos by Dean Wesley Smith on various ways to turn a short story into a novel.

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Stages of a Fiction Writer

11 videos by Dean Wesley Smith will help you understand where you are as a fiction writer

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Starting or Restarting Your Writing

9 videos by Dean Wesley Smith on either starting writing for the first time or restarting.

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Think Like a Science Fiction Writer

11 videos by Kristine Kathryn Rusch to help you think like a science fiction writer

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Writer’s Block and Procrastination

8 videos by prolific writer Dean Wesley Smith to help you get moving with your writing.

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Writing as Investment

9 videos by Dean Wesley Smith to help you understand how and why to think of your writing as an investment.

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Writing Endings

9 videos by Dean Wesley Smith to help you understand how to write endings to keep readers coming back to your work.

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Writing into the Dark

12 videos by Dean Wesley Smith on how and why to write a novel without an outline.

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#1 Pop-Up… The Comic Greats!

Remembering the Comic Greats: Julius Schwartz, Len Wein, and Stan Lee

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#3 Pop-Up… Short Romance Fiction

The History and the Reason to Write Short Romance Fiction

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#4 Pop-Up… Writing Clean First Draft

The Art of Writing a Clean First Draft

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#5 Pop-Up… Remaining Focused

How to Stay Focuses On Your Writing for An Entire Year

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#6 Pop-Up… Writing Mysteries into the Dark

The Art of Writing Mystery Novels into the Dark

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#12 Pop-Up… Writing Flash Fiction

How to Write Successful Flash Fiction

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#13 Pop-Up… As You Write

How to Do Worldbuilding, Create Characters, and Outline As You Write

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14 Pop-Up… Making a Living with Short Fiction

How to Make a Living Writing Only Short Stories

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15 Pop-Up… You’re Stuck! Now What?

How to Get Your Writing Moving Again

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#17 Pop-Up… Locked-Room Mysteries

Some Ideas On How to Write Locked-Room Mysteries

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19 Pop-Up… How Can Your Business Survive the Downturn

How Can Your Business Survive the Downturn

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#20 Pop-Up… Learning How To Work From Home

Learning How To Work From Home

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#23 Pop-Up… How to Write a Novella

Learn How to Write a Novella

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#24 Pop-Up… Science Fiction World Building

Learn How to Build Worlds in Science Fiction

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#25 Pop-Up… Creating Believable Aliens

Creating Believable Aliens in Science Fiction

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#26 Pop-Up… Living in Space

How to Write Characters Who Are Living In Space

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#27 Pop-Up… How to Write to Order

How to Write to Order

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#28 Pop-Up… How to Write Likable or Memorable Characters

How to Write Likable or Memorable Characters

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#29 Pop-Up… Epic Fantasy World Building

How to Write Epic Fantasy World Building

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#30 Pop-Up… Creating Believable Epic Fantasy Names

Creating Believable Epic Fantasy Names

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#31 Pop-Up… Writing Epic Fantasy Series

Writing Epic Fantasy Series

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#32 Pop-Up… Using History to Write Fantasy

Using History to Write Fantasy

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#33 Pop-Up… Born on Page One Problem

Born on Page One Problem

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#34 Pop-Up… Freedoms Indie Publishing Brings

Freedoms in Publishing and Writing

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#35 Pop-Up… Creating Tension in Writing

Ways of Creating Tension in Your Writing

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#37 Pop-Up… Culture Building in Space Opera

How to Build Cultures in Your Space Opera

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#38 Pop-Up… Writing MacGuffins in Mystery and Science Fiction

Writing MacGuffins

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#42 Pop-Up… Learn from the Pulp Writers

What You Can Learn from the Pulp Writers

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#44 Pop-Up… Side Hustle for Writers

Side Hustle for Writers

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#45 Pop-Up… How to Make Your Red Herrings Invisible

How to Make Your Red Herrings Invisible

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#46 Pop-Up… How to Use Existing Systems to Add Tension

How to Use Existing Systems to Add Tension

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#47 Pop-Up… How to Write Mystery without Murder

How to Write Mystery without Murder

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#48 Pop-Up… How to Create Automatic Depth

How to Create Automatic Depth

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#49 Pop-Up… The Real Value of Your Writing

The Real Value of Your Writing

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#50 Pop-Up… Stamina and Strategies to Write a Lot

Stamina and Strategies to Write a Lot

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#51 Pop-Up… Writing About Family Holidays

Writing About Family Holidays (Without Pissing Off Your Family)

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#52 Pop-Up… Bring On the Roast Beast

Writing About Food Over the Holidays

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#53 Pop-Up… Subverting Santa

How To Write About the Santa Archetype and Make it Your Own

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#54 Pop-Up… Holiday Landmines

How to Use or Avoid Holiday Landmines in Your Writing

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#60 Pop-Up… Studying Mystery Openings

Basic Who, What, and How to Study Mystery Openings

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#61 Pop-Up… Studying Mystery Cliffhangers

Basic Who, What, and How to Study Mystery Cliffhangers

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#62 Pop-Up… Studying Mystery Main Characters

Basic Who, What, and How to Study Mystery Main Characters

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#63 Pop-Up… Studying Mystery Villains

Basic Who, What, and How to Study Mystery Villains

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#64 Pop-Up… Studying Mystery Romance

Basic Who, What, and How to Study Mystery Romance

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#65 Pop-Up… Studying Mystery Tropes

Basic Who, What, and How to Study Mystery Tropes

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#66 Pop-Up… Studying Mystery Themes

Basic Who, What, and How to Study Mystery Themes

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#67 Pop-Up… Studying Mystery Series

Basic Who, What, and How to Study Mystery Series

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#68 Pop-Up… Studying Mystery Voice

Basic Who, What, and How to Study Mystery Voice

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#70 Pop-Up… World Building Inside the Solar System

World Building Suggestions for Setting Inside the Solar System

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#71 Pop-Up… World Building Inside Our Local Galaxy Sector

World Building Suggestions for Setting Inside Our Local Galaxy Sector

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#72 Pop-Up… World Building Inside Our Full Galaxy

World Building Suggestions for Setting Inside Our Full Galaxy

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#73 Pop-Up… World Building On a Colony Planet

World Building Suggestions for a Colony Planet

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#74 Pop-Up… World Building In the Near Future

World Building Suggestions for the Near Future

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#75 Pop-Up… World Building In the Far Future

World Building Suggestions for the Far Future

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#76 Pop-Up… World Building In Historical Science Fiction

World Building Suggestions for Historical Science Fiction

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#77 Pop-Up… World Building In Alternate World Science Fiction

World Building Suggestions for Alternate World Science Fiction

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#78 Pop-Up… World Building Inside Spaceships

World Building Suggestions for Inside Spaceships

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#79 Pop-Up… World Building Inside A Generation Ship

World Building Suggestions for Inside A Generation Ship

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#2… Quick Solutions… Advanced Writing Into the Dark

Advanced Writing Into the Dark Suggestions and Techniques

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Novella Fantasy Caper Add-On January 2023

Writing a Fantasy Caper Novella

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Series Interviews… Interviews with Kristine Kathryn Rusch about 10 of Her Series

All 10 Series Interviews Together in One Place

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Shared Worlds

All The Details of How to Do Shared Worlds

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The Great Challenge

Challenge Yourself… Write a Short Story Every Week

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The Great Novel Challenge

Challenge Yourself… Write a Novel Every Two Months

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The Great Novella Challenge

Challenge Yourself… Write a Novella Every Month

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Study Along Workshops will allow writers to follow part of the intense craft workshops being held in Las Vegas, only online. Click here for more information on the Las Vegas in person workshops.

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Classic Genre Workshop Bundle

Classic Genre Bundle

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Limited Classic Workshop Bundle

Seven Classic Workshops

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