Workshop Order and Breakdown…
Workshop Curriculum 1/1/2021
I went through these back about four months ago, so with the sale going on now, I thought I would do it again so everything is clear. Today’s post is just the workshops and I’m going to divide all of them down into areas of study.
And the numbers are my suggestions on the order to take these workshops because many of them build on others. (Two types of workshops are included. Regular and Classic.)
All workshops and courses can be found on Teachable. Just hit “see all courses.”
To get them at half price, just use the code Resolution
Pop-Ups and others will be listed later. This is just the workshops.
FOUNDATION COURSES FOR CRAFT
2… Advanced Depth (Depth required)
3… Writing into the Dark (Depth required)
4… Teams (Depth suggested to help)
5… Killing the Critical Voice
6… Research (Depth #3) (Depth required)
7… Information Flow (Classic workshop…Depth suggested)
8… Endings (classic workshop)
9… Writing with Speed (Depth required)
10… Pacing (Classic workshop)
11… Writing with Emotion
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)
These twenty workshops will jump you so far ahead in your writing skills, you won’t be able to see it, but your friends and readers will. And I know, interesting that Teams workshop is the 4th most important, but trust me, it is a foundation course and important.
All workshops have six weeks of videos and five assignments and response video. About 45 videos per workshop.
Don’t worry about the Advanced Character title in the Dialog workshop. It was just a name that got stuck on it to help people understand it.
One way to take all these courses at a reduced price is to sign up for the lifetime subscription to workshops. All of these workshops, classic and regular are in the subscription. Everything is on Teachable.
And right now everything is half price until the 7th of January by using the code Resolution
MORE CRAFT-FOCUSED COURSES (Depth suggested for all of them except Ideas)
… Character Voice (classic workshop)
… Adding Suspense (classic workshop)
… Ideas (classic workshop)
… Character Development (classic workshop)
… Expectations (Classic workshop)
… Writing in Series (classic workshop)
… Writing Short Stories
No suggested order on these, but the order above would do.
You also might consider for craft work the Shared World Class and the Year of the Cat class. Very craft focused.
ATTITUDE FOCUSED COURSES
If you are having trouble with your attitude about writing, getting to the computer, and so on, here is a list of workshops that would help you. Don’t even think of starting into these workshops without first getting Lecture on Heinlein’s Rules. Or read my blog posts or get my book about the topic. And yes, a couple of these workshops are also on the craft workshop list.
I would take these in the order I have them listed.
1… Attitude Workshop
2… Killing the Critical Voice
3… Writing into the Dark
4… The Magic Bakery (classic workshop)
5… Publishing 101
6… Speed (Depth workshop required)
7… Productivity (classic workshop)
8… Edit Your Own Work (classic workshop)
ALSO… You might want to consider the Decade Ahead quarters and Licensing Transition (Both now extended for another year on all of them because, well, you know, 2020.)
BUSINESS FOCUSED COURSES
If you are having trouble with your publishing and business of writing and so on, here is a list of workshops that would help you. Don’t even think of starting into these workshops without first getting Lecture on Heinlein’s Rules. Or read my blog posts or get my book about the topic. And yes, a couple of these workshops are also on the craft workshop list. Also, you might want to do the lecture… Stages of a Fiction Writer.
1… Publishing 101
2… Licensing 101 (Moving to classic. And then do Licensing Transition)
3… The Magic Bakery (classic workshop)
4… Sales Writing
5… Advanced Business Lecture Bundle (all 6)
6… The Future Series (all 4)
7… Shared World Class
8… Think Like a Publisher (classic workshop)
9… Productivity (classic workshop)
The order above is my suggested order.
GENRE FOCUSED COURSES
… Writing Romance (classic workshop)
… Writing Mystery (classic workshop)
… Writing Fantasy (classic workshop)
… Writing Thrillers (classic workshop)
… Writing Science Fiction (classic workshop)
… Genre Structure (classic workshop)
The mystery workshop and romance workshop in this area can be used in most genres. Might want to take them even though you have no thoughts of being a mystery writer or a romance writer. Genre structure will help you figure out where to tag and list your books when putting them out for sale.
Such a stressfull period this one, with the half sale 🙂 So, yeah, they are different but obviously almost as important so… Teams or Writing into the dark? Which should I choose? I took Depth and, according to your feedback, was pretty good at it. So What next? It’s very important to me as it’s either one of these or go big on the Portal Collection. Ugh…
Writing into the dark. You will learn a ton from that and help your writing in general.
The date is a bit of wish fulfillment, is it not? If only…
Yeah, it was. (grin) Now fixed, sadly.
Where do the Business of Writing (classic workshop) and Making Money Writing fit in order wise?
Just sort of in their own line in the business side of things. But honestly, on that track, you want to take The Magic Bakery classic workshop first.