Thank you, Everyone!!
For the ideas here in the comments and to me directly through email. Fun Stuff.
So let me break down some of the suggestions and combine them into advanced classes.
Structure for this Advanced Series would be nine weeks long, with assignments along the way. Price would be $500 (same as the 9-week long collection classes). If we decide to do this, we would offer 6 of them in a year. You can buy all six at some point. They are not part of the regular workshops and would not be available for at least a year on any sales, just as the Business Master Class was not available on a sale for a year.
Here is some feedback on the ideas you folks sent in. (Again, thank you!)
— Advanced Pacing is one Kris and I have been talking about for some time and would be fun. It will be one of the six. Includes advanced Information Flow.
— Advanced Character Development would be another we will do for certain. It will include advanced teams, point of view closeness, and other character details most writers do not think about but stage four writers do automatically in many ways. Tags and emotions included in this one.
— Floating Viewpoints (and how to do them without a reader noticing and why even do them in stories.) This is very advanced and goes with both Advanced Pacing and Advanced Character Development. It will be one of the six for certain.
— Visible and Invisible Writing. Extremely advanced controlling your character voice, author voice, and how you flow information to a reader. Invisible writing is by far the hardest and the most desired by any writer but a literary genre writer. When to let your writing sing, when to let a story take front stage. In other words, complete control.
— Unputdownable. This is how to make sure a reader gets into your book and can’t get out until you let them out. This includes some ideas from you folks like advanced cliffhangers, character development, tension, time in stories, and so on. More than likely this will be the last one we will offer of the six because it will draw from the other five.
So there are five ideas for advanced craft workshops. We need one more to round out the year of these.
We also got a great idea in the comments for a six-week regular workshop called PROJECT MANAGEMENT that we will do as a regular workshop.
So more suggestions are welcome if you have some craft area you are really struggling with. For example, advanced critical voice control. That’s one no one mentioned, which tells me not an issue for most I guess.
Also interested in ideas for more challenges. Right now we have a story per week, a novella per month, a novel every two months, and publishing something major every month. They seem to have run their course with a few still taking the short story per month and one or two others on the other ones. Or maybe most don’t realize those challenges are even there.
So any ideas always welcome. Fire away!
(I can say this… These Advanced Series classes would sure be a fun challenge for me and Kris to figure out how to explain and teach. Yikes. And they are not confirmed yet. We might chicken out. (grin))