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This on-line writing workshop is geared toward writing the mystery, but many, if not most, of the lessons are appropriate for any genre. New lessons will be added over time. There is only one rule: Have fun.
Lesson 1: What Kind of Book Do You Want to Write?
Lesson 2: Creating Your Protagonist, Part 1
Lesson 3: Creating Your Protagonist, Part 2
Lesson 4: Character Questionnaire
Lesson 5: The Character Interview
Lesson 6: The Big Book
Lesson 7: Cast of Characters
Lesson 8: Suspects and Red Herrings
Lesson 9: Timelines
Lesson 10: Plotting the First Draft
Lesson 11: Writing the First Draft
Lesson 12: Writing Dialogue
Lesson 13: Setting
Lesson 14: Show and Tell (When to show and when to tell)
Lesson 15: Heightening Tension
Lesson 16: Pacing
Lesson 17: Editing 101--The Big Picture
Lesson: 18: The Reading Team
Lesson 19: Editing 202--Addition + Subtraction
Lesson 20: Writing Workshops
Lesson 21: What about book doctors?
Lesson 22: Advanced Revision--Tighten and Polish
Lesson 23: How Do I Know When It's Ready?
Lesson 24: Agents--Do I Need One and How Do I Get One?
Lesson 25: What You MUST Know Before You Self-Publish
Lesson 26: Marketing and Promotion
Lesson 27: Your Month-by-Month Marketing Plan