Past Meetup

VIRTUAL: Free lunchtime call-in writing tips series (sign up for call in details


You know you have a great idea for a novel, but you haven't finished it. Here's a tip--you can't sell a blank manuscript. Join us for a free call-in series that will give you all the tips and tools you need to get your book finished. And get them from the comfort of your own home. (or office, we won't tell your boss.)

Register here to get the call in details

(All calls will be recorded, so sign up even if you can't listen live)

Call #4 Tuesday, November 20th - 1:00-2:00 EST
10 Tools of Dialogue & Voice: Most novels are 50%+ dialogue, are your character’s words worthy of that? Well-crafted dialogue moves the story along, sounds authentic and in line with your characters and premise. Without strong dialogue you eliminate the connection btw the reader and the story. Learn to write as you speak and give your characters a unique, but believable, voice.

Call #5 Tuesday, November 27th - 1:00-2:00 EST
Plot: Does your story stall in the middle? Most writers start with a great idea but can’t see their story through to the end. Plot gives you the markers that light your path. This call builds on the Story Cycle call by teaching you how to add tension and conflict, subplots, depth, foreshadowing and flashbacks to keep your story moving to the satisfying and logical end.

Call #6 Tuesday, December 4th - 1:00-2:00 EST
Deconstructing a Scene: Learn the best-kept secret in writing; the key to writing any novel is to build it one scene at a time. In this call you’ll learn the essential elements of scene -- goal, obstacle, failure and reaction. And you’ll learn how to connect the scenes in a way that leaves the reader eager to turn the page. Scenes build novels.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP ( (if the link is not working, copy & paste this in your browser )

When you sign up, you'll receive the recording of first three calls on Story Cycle, Honing Your Idea, and Character Development