• Character Creation – Who is that masked man anyway?

    Centennial Hills Library

    Great stories need great characters. But how do you go about creating the back-story for them? A back-story that will capture the reader's hearts and have them hoping that the characters succeed. Join award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake as he helps you answer this very question in his seminar "Character Creation – Who is that masked man anyway?" Please download and print out the class handout to bring with you as one will not be provided. Find it, along with other handouts, in the my Teaching section of my website at http://www.DrakeU.com . Thanks, Drake

  • Character Creation – Who is that masked man anyway?

    Centennial Hills Library

    Great stories need great characters. But how do you go about creating the back-story for them? A back-story that will capture the reader's hearts and have them hoping that the characters succeed. Join award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake as he helps you answer this very question in his seminar "Character Creation – Who is that masked man anyway?" Please download and print out the class handout to bring with you as one will not be provided. Find it, along with other handouts, in the my Teaching section of my website at http://www.DrakeU.com . Thanks, Drake

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  • Dialogue, it is not just people talking!

    Centennial Hills Library

    Dialogue, that is, well written dialogue in fiction, is one of the hardest things to master. That’s because dialogue in fiction is not simply conversation. It is conversation with drama that also needs to move the plot of the story while giving the reader insight into the inner workings of your characters. Sounds like a lot? It is. Join award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake as he gives you some insights on how to craft dialogue that will not only sound realistic, but be relevant to your story. Please download and print out the class handout to bring with you as one will not be provided. Find it, along with other handouts, in the Teaching section of my website at http://www.DrakeU.com . Thanks, Drake

  • Dialogue, it is not just people talking!

    Centennial Hills Library

    Dialogue, that is, well written dialogue in fiction, is one of the hardest things to master. That’s because dialogue in fiction is not simply conversation. It is conversation with drama that also needs to move the plot of the story while giving the reader insight into the inner workings of your characters. Sounds like a lot? It is. Join award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake as he gives you some insights on how to craft dialogue that will not only sound realistic, but be relevant to your story. Please download and print out the class handout to bring with you as one will not be provided. Find it, along with other handouts, in the Teaching section of my website at http://www.DrakeU.com . Thanks, Drake

  • Don’t Tell Your Story, Show It!

    Centennial Hills Library

    Ever wonder how the really good books suck a reader in and hold their attention page after page. It's not the characters, nor the plot of the book. It is the way in which the author writes that separates their story from the pack. Join award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake as he presents his class "Don't Tell Your Story, Show It!" During this class, you will gain insight into how to put your story together in a compelling way that will have your readers turning page after page to see what happens next. Please download the class notes handout from the teaching section of my website, I will not be providing it. www.DrakeU.com (http://www.drakeu.com/)

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  • Don’t Tell Your Story, Show It!

    Centennial Hills Library

    Ever wonder how the really good books suck a reader in and hold their attention page after page. It's not the characters, nor the plot of the book. It is the way in which the author writes that separates their story from the pack. Join award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake as he presents his class "Don't Tell Your Story, Show It!" During this class, you will gain insight into how to put your story together in a compelling way that will have your readers turning page after page to see what happens next. Please download the class notes handout from the teaching section of my website, I will not be providing it. www.DrakeU.com (http://www.drakeu.com/)

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  • Point of View - What's the Point?

    Centennial Hills Library

    With so many terms and styles, diving into the mechanics of the craft of writing can be scary. And Point of View (POV) can be one of the toughest to tackle. Yet, if used correctly, POV is a wonderful and powerful tool that is the backbone of your story. Join award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake as he helps break this piece of the writing puzzle down into something you can use to enhance your writing style. Remember to print out handout from my website and bring it with you. Find it in the teaching section of my website at http://www.DrakeU.com .

  • Point of View - What's the Point?

    Centennial Hills Library

    With so many terms and styles, diving into the mechanics of the craft of writing can be scary. And Point of View (POV) can be one of the toughest to tackle. Yet, if used correctly, POV is a wonderful and powerful tool that is the backbone of your story. Join award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake as he helps break this piece of the writing puzzle down into something you can use to enhance your writing style. Remember to print out handout from my website and bring it with you. Find it in the teaching section of my website at http://www.DrakeU.com .

  • Dynamic Story Creation–Part 3–The Physical Layer

    Centennial Hills Library

    All great stories need both a hero and a villain. Join award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake as he presents his class, "Dynamic Story Creation Part Three — The Physical Layer & the Hero's Journey." This class will give you the tools you need to create both sides of this opposing force. You will learn to create each in a dynamic way that will capture the hearts of your readers, making them cheer for their triumphs and commiserate their losses. Please download and print out the class handout to bring with you as one will not be provided. Find it, along with other handouts, at my writing educational website www.DrakeU.com. Thanks, Drake

  • Dynamic Story Creation–Part 3–The Physical Layer

    Centennial Hills Library

    All great stories need both a hero and a villain. Join award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake as he presents his class, "Dynamic Story Creation Part Three — The Physical Layer & the Hero's Journey." This class will give you the tools you need to create both sides of this opposing force. You will learn to create each in a dynamic way that will capture the hearts of your readers, making them cheer for their triumphs and commiserate their losses. Please download and print out the class handout to bring with you as one will not be provided. Find it, along with other handouts, at my writing educational website www.DrakeU.com. Thanks, Drake

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