Make a Great Start! -- Creating Beginnings   (June 25 - July 8, 2018)

Learn how to create dynamic characters, how to begin plotting your story and how to write those difficult opening pages, and learn strategies that can help take you from the beginning of writing your story. Learn how to create scenes, how to write dialogue andyou’re your story off to a good start.

Unsagging your Middles   (July 16 - July 29, 2018)

Learn how to keep the middle of your book from suffering from the Sagging Syndrome. Get secrets of how to make your plot move along more quickly through the middle. Learn the basics of subplots and how they can be utilized to get the most out of your characters. Find out how you can use dialogue to make your story progress and keep it moving at a faster clip. Finally, get tips on how to deal with backstory so that it doesn’t bog down your plot.

Writing Unforgettable Endings   (July 30 - August 12)

How do you write an ending that is satisfying and keeps the reader thinking long after he or she puts down your book? How can you draw readers back for the next part of your series or make the reader look for your name on Amazon or in bookstores?
With a great ending, of course! Discover how you can write endings that will have leave your readers looking for your next book. Learn how to create and write endings that will sell your next book.

Best Tips to Writing the Worst Villains

​April 23 - May 6, 2018

We love them, we hate them, but we can’t do without them—either as readers or writers. We are talking about villains. We’ve all learned how to create great main characters, but how do you go about constructing an unforgettable villain? They should be nasty, mean, or devious, with little redeeming value, but most of all they need to be real. They are the people who can haunt our memories as much as an unforgettable character. Learn the basics of creating the perfect villain for your books – whether they are romantic foils, the evil lord, the crazed killer or the heartless maniac who is out to rule the world.

​The Beginning Writer Series

​June 25 - August 12, 2018

​Have you always wanted to write a fiction novel but weren’t sure where or how to start? The publishing market has been exploding in the past few years and there has never been a better time to see your work in print. But how do you go about writing the novel of your dreams. Learn how you can become a published fiction author in six weeks. Go from a would be author to a writer as we work on developing a plot, creating your characters, writing scenes, dialogue and get to THE END.

This series of classes will take you from start to finish in writing that novel you've always wanted to tackle.  They are split up in 3 different courses allowing you to take all 3 to receive a discount or individually so you can choose the areas where you may want to brush up.  The individual classes are:

2017 Classes Via Savvy Authors​​

Let's Edit! Putting the Finishing Touches on Your Story
December 11 - 24, 2017
     This class will help you polish your manuscript before it heads out the door.  Learn how to edit your story to get rid of unnecessary words, to add stronger verbs and to improve your dialogue. Discover how to make certain your chapters end at the right place and how hooks can keep the reader going. Get a quick primer on grammar and punctuation while also checking for overwriting or flabby construction. Get help on sentence structure and making certain your writing comes to life on the page.   

2018 Classes Via Savvy Authors 

Lights, Camera, Action! Plot, People and Write your Novel
January 1 - April 15, 2018 

This series of classes will take you from start to finish in writing that novel you've always wanted to tackle.  They are split up in 3 different courses allowing you to take all 3 to receive a discount or individually so you can choose the areas where you may want to brush up.  The individual classes are: 


Let’s Keep it Short – Writing Short Stories and Novellas

​October 8 - November 4, 2018

Short stories and novellas have become increasingly popular for readers who want something quick to read on their ereaders, Ipads, Kindles and Nooks. Writers are trying to get more of their work in the hands of readers and they are turning increasingly to writing short stories as a way to quickly get content out there. In other words, the short story and novella market has heated up in the past few years, aided by the popularity of e-publishing and e-reading.

But short stories and novellas aren’t as easy to write as you might think. They can be every bit as challenging as a full length novel. Get the scoop on writing a short story or novella that will have readers clamoring for more of your work.

Find out how the story structure works, how to get your tale told in fewer words, how to develop characters and plots for the shorter formats and how to get those short stories published from a writing mentor and coach who has written countless short stories and had stories published online and in anthologies.

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Let’s Plot Your Novel   (January 1 - 28, 2018)
Get the basics of different ways to plot your book and start to come up with what is necessary to get all the way through your plot.  We’ll use the Plotting Circle to get your story into shape, whether you normally outline your book or if you would rather let the characters to do the plotting or even if you want to do as little plotting as possible.  This class looks at the overall book and how to make certain you don’t shortchange your readers but that you also leave some questions for the next go-round. We’ll also look at ways to make certain all the plotting elements are in place in your storyline and get an introduction to building a story board.  This class will go from coming up with a great beginning all the way to writing THE END for your plot. 

Making Your Characters  Real   (February 12 - March 11, 2018)
Great characters are the foundation of any good story. Learn how to bring your characters to life with one of the co-authors of two books on creating memorable characters. Find out how you can come up with heroes and heroines who go from cardboard figures to believable people.  Find out how to weave their history into the story and how to help them develop a motivation that can stir the conflict in your book. Learn how to make them grow and change to achieve a believable ending.  This class can help you develop characters for all genres and teach you lessons that you can learn and use in every story you write. We’ll also look at how to create better villains and how to make secondary characters more than an afterthought. Learn everything you need to know about characters and their place in your writing. 

Let’s Write a Story   (March 19 - April 15, 2018)
In this class we’ll look at how to turn your character charts and plotting plans into an actual book composed of scenes, chapters and pages. We’ll pay special attention to writing openings that grab the reader and introducing your characters and their problems.  We’ll touch on writing dialogue that sparkles and settings that are more than laundry lists. We’ll look at ways to make your characters come alive without getting bogged down in back story.  Learn about how to fight that sagging middle and how to keep the pace going from bang up beginnings to the exciting ending.  From the opening scene, we’ll look at how to make your characters grow and bring about the ending that will have readers putting your book down with a sigh and looking forward to your next story.