And Yes, Two New Workshops Are There…
Both Information Flow and The Magic Bakery workshops are starting in July.
Lifetime subscribers, the workshops are already in your subscription and no need to sign up. You can take it in July as it unfolds per week, or do it at any time after July when you want.
Everyone else, to sign up for any workshop, just go to Teachable.
Or if you have a credit you want to use, write me and I’ll give you a code to get in.
Full list of workshops from July through October is now posted. With a couple spots left open for new workshops later in the summer.
Here is the information about the two new workshops…
(New in July)
Understanding this very complex element of fiction writing is difficult, at best. It seems on the surface to be so easy, but just below that surface is one of the most powerful tools a writer has in their craft toolbox.
For lack of a better way of describing Information Flow, think of this workshop as a way to control your readers.
(You must have taken the depth workshop before you can even begin to start into this workshop.)
Readers build the story you are telling them in their head from reading the little black coding marks you are putting in front of them. If you are coding those little black marks correctly, the reader will see and feel what you want them to see.
The reader will get to know your character the way you want them to know the character. The reader will feel the tension or lack of tension you want them to feel.
But if you allow them to make something up that does not fit your story and then try to correct it later, they get confused, annoyed, or just sort of drift out of your story and never come back. It is critical to a good storyteller to control the images and scenes the reader is seeing and feeling.
Thats what this workshop is all about on so many levels.
Long-term bestsellers with millions of readers understand this concept as well as they understand pacing.
Do you want your reader ahead of your character? How do you do that?
You want your readers to pay attention to a detail and not pay attention to other details? How do you do that?
When to put in certain details and when you can leave them out.
And so much, much more.
Even if you dont feel you are ready for this kind of advanced workshop yet, it would be worth your time to take this and start to understand and give your creative voice permission to use much of this when it feels it is needed.
Presented in a similar fashion as the Depth Workshop, you must have taken the Depth Workshop to take this class.
(New in July)
THE MAGIC BAKERY
Stemming from a simple metaphor that your writing business, from creation to sales, can be shown clearly as a bakery.
But it is a magic bakery because in your bakery, when someone buys a slice of pie, the slice is still there, to be sold again. Same with the cakes, the doughnuts, the cookies.
The bakery remains full as long as you do not do something stupid.
In essence, this workshop combines learning copyright with understanding the nature of a business in fiction writing in a clear and understandable way.
This workshop will also give you perspective on being a freelance fiction writer. When to license a copyright, when not to, when to do movie deals and why. And even some about how. Because when you are standing inside your own magic bakery, so many things about publishing become very clear.
This workshop will help your magic bakery come alive.
This workshop is the following
A business workshop.
A production workshop.
A copyright workshop.
A subsidiary rights workshop.
Yup, all of that and a bunch more.
A well-rounded look at a writers publishing business that will change how you look at your writing business.
Here is the entire list of workshops.
You can find them under Online Workshops to the right of this post. Sign up for July on Teachable.com. For credits or workshops beyond July, write me and pay through Paypal.
Each regular workshop is 6 weeks long.
Again, it will take you about three hours per week on your own pace to do each of these if you do the assignments. These are the starting dates of upcoming regular workshops.
All have openings at the moment. You can sign up as far ahead as you would like.
Depth #3: Research
Class #2 July 10th Author Voice
Class #3 July 10th Dialog
Class #4 July 10th Writing into the Dark
Class #5 July 10th Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #6 July 10th Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #7 July 11th Depth in Writing
Class #8 July 11th Business
Class #9 July 11th Writing Fantasy
Class #10 July 11th Information Flow
Class #11 July 11th Magic Bakery
Class #12 July 11th Advanced Depth
Think Like a Publisher
Class #14 Aug 7th Endings
Class #15 Aug 7th Point of View
Class #16 Aug 7th Writing Mysteries
Class #17 Aug 7th Speed
Class #18 Aug 7th Teams in Fiction
Class #19 Aug 8th Depth in Writing
Class #20 Aug 8th How to Edit Your Own Work
Class #21 Aug 8th Character Development
Class #22 Aug 8th Writing Secondary Plot Lines
Class #23 Aug 8th Information Flow
Class #24 Aug 8th Magic Bakery
Depth #3: Research
Class #26 Sept 4th Author Voice
Class #27 Sept 4th Dialog
Class #28 Sept 4th Writing into the Dark
Class #29 Sept 4th Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #30 Sept 4th Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #31 Sept 5th Depth in Writing
Class #32 Sept 5th Business
Class #33 Sept 5th Writing Fantasy
Class #34 Sept 5th Novel Structure
Class #35 Sept 5th (TBA)
Class #36 Sept 5th Advanced Depth
Think Like a Publisher
Class #38 Oct 2nd Endings
Class #39 Oct 2nd Point of View
Class #40 Oct 2nd Writing Mysteries
Class #41 Oct 2nd Speed
Class #42 Oct 2nd Teams in Fiction
Class #43 Oct 3rd Depth in Writing
Class #44 Oct 3rd (TBA)
Class #45 Oct 3rd Character Development
Class #46 Oct 3rd Writing Secondary Plot Lines
Class #47 Oct 3rd Information Flow
Class #48 Oct 3rd Magic Bakery