Story Club Live is a series of live classes on a variety of writing topics. This page will update regularly with new classes and registration info.
FREE CLASS! WEDNESDAY JUNE 7th, 8:00pm Eastern
How to Outline Your Novel
An outline is a guarantee that your story works. It’s a carefully crafted map designed to take you from one beat of your story to the next and to iron out plot holes or inconsistencies. An outline helps you to feel confident that, when you sit down to write, you won’t be staring at a blank screen. You’ll leave this class with simple, clear guidance for how to write an outline that actually feels helpful.
This is a FREE online class. Registering ensures that you won’t miss the class and that you’ll have the link to the recording once the class is done.
If you’d like to purchase a recording of a past class, please fill out the form below. In the “message” section, please indicate which lesson(s) you’d like to purchase. You will then receive an email with information on how to pay for and receive your recording. Recordings are $10 each.
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How to Actually Sit Down and Write
You’ve got a great idea. You think about it all the time. You’re really so excited about this idea. But somehow, you never quite put it down on paper. Maybe you feel too busy. Maybe you feel like you literally have no free time. Maybe you try to sit down and write but nothing happens. Or you get distracted. Or discouraged. Or scared. Whatever your reasons for not sitting down to write, this class is for you. You’ll learn concrete strategies and skills to develop a writing plan that you’ll actually stick to. This is a class about how to just sit down and get it done.
How To Do Research For Your Novel
If you’re writing a novel, you’re going to need to do some research. It’s inevitable. But what exactly do you need to research? And how do you find the information you need? This class will help you figure it all out. You’ll leave with a simple, easy-to-follow plan for how to research your novel.
How to Write an Op-Ed
There’s a lot going on in the world and you’ve got opinions! You’d love to share your ideas with the world, but figuring out how to organize your thoughts into something other people want to read can be tricky. And finding an actual venue that will publish your piece can be trickier still. This course will give you a step-by-step guide to writing on op-ed and offer clear instructions on how to submit it for publication.
How to Query Agents
Getting an agent’s attention can be tricky. And there’s a set format for queries that you’ll need to know. This class will give you clear instructions on how to create a query that agents will want to read.
How to Write Believable Characters
Your characters can make or break your story. If they don’t feel real, it won’t matter how great your plot is. But how do you create characters your readers can believe in? This class will offer clear, concrete strategies for how to write characters who feel like they could walk right off the page.
How to Write Great Dialogue
Your story won’t feel real if your characters don’t speak like real people. This class will give you clear, concrete strategies for how to write great dialogue.