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?
Immersing the reader in your character's mind.
An overview of the different processes and approaches available to authors.
Tips and tricks for researching your novel.
Building an author career
Practical steps to becoming a professional author.
Tips and tricks for writing an effective synopsis and query letter.
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.
Goal, Motivation, Conflict - the three pillars of storytelling.
Classic three act structure explained.
Taking the first steps into indie publishing.
Understanding the transformations our characters need to undergo.
Hooking the reader: how to create a page-turning opening chapter.
Techniques to survive the saggy middle of your story.
Internal vs External Conflict and how to use them to create a gripping read.
Maximizing your author earning potential by writing linked books.
Writing effective dialogue to enrich your book.
Action & Reaction
Building your novel one scene at a time.
Fun ways to create believable and compelling characters.
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