Webinars and Workshops
Recordings of past webinars are available to purchase at $10 or R100 each. These include:
What is Writing Voice, and how can you develop your own?
Writing effective dialogue to enrich your book.
An overview of the different processes and approaches available to authors.
Tips and tricks for writing an effective synopsis and query letter.
Classic three act structure explained.
Tips and tricks for researching your novel.
Show vs Tell
Techniques to make your stories a more immersive reader experience.
Techniques to help writers edit their own work for submission.
How Publishing Works
An overview of the publishing industry and the options available to writers today.
Internal vs External Conflict and how to use them to create a gripping read.
Understanding the transformations our characters need to undergo.
Hooking the reader: how to create a page-turning opening chapter.
Workshops I offer
Introduction to writing Romance novels
Creating believable and compelling characters
Voice - what it is, and how to develop your own
Deep POV - going beyond 1st or 3rd person for deeper emotional reader engagement
Conflict - how to use internal conflict to create an emotional response in the reader
Narrative structure - understanding basic plot structure and turning points (for both plotters and pantsers)
Branding for Beginners - the basics of marketing yourself as an author
Writing effective dialogue
Ten things you should know before revising your novel
Dos and Don'ts for writing reader-hooking opening scenes
Designing your career - Indie vs Traditional publishing, and finding out what works for you
Researching your novel
Ten things you should know before querying editors and agents
Build Your Novel - a 5-part series from Chapter One to The End
Beginner Basics - a 10-part series including writing dialogue, showing vs telling, and point of view