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Webinars

All webinars are produced through my partners at Writing Blueprints. Each webinar includes 90 minutes of instruction, printable versions of the slides, PDFs with additional resources, and lifetime access to the webinars.

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How to Write Respectfully Outside Your Experience

In the current publishing climate, how comfortable are you about including characters of different ethnicities, gender orientations, races or religions?

In this webinar, learn how to build characters with diverse backgrounds while avoiding potentially offensive stereotypes and imagery.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • When and how to include diverse characters.
  • How to research the era, events, or cultures you want to portray.
  • How to notice and process the difference between you and those of differing backgrounds.
  • How to ask for and get direct feedback from the members of a group you are portraying.
  • How to respectfully create characters of a different race, culture, religion, or gender orientation.
  • How to write characters with disabilities or other challenges, those from nontraditional families, and those from privileged or disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • And More

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Dialogue Made Easy

Nothing has a quicker, more dramatic impact on your writing than improving your ability to write dialogue. But many writers find themselves stuck in a loop of clich├ęs, stilted language, and boring exchanges.

Now, that all changes!

In Dialogue Made Easy, learn The Simple Rules of Writing Outstanding Dialogue. Once and for all, you'll know exactly how to craft conversations that will entrance readers and add new excitement, emotion, and power to your writing.

You will learn:

  • When to use dialogue in your story
  • How to use dialogue to set mood, build suspense & move your story forward
  • How to test your dialogue before you send your story out
  • How to handle slang, cussing, accents & dialects
  • The mechanics of proper punctuation
  • And more

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10 Things All Successful Authors Do

In this webinar, produced through my partner, Writing Blueprints, you will learn the Top 10 Things All Successful Writers Do, including:

-How to embrace the mindset of the professional writer
-How to build practices that will sustain your career
-How to stay motivated and encouraged
-The 10 things all professional writers do every day, all the time

These tips are based on observations made during my 25 years in this business. Regardless of the genres in which you write or your level of ability, if you follow these tips, you will have a career as a writer.

Purchase includes the 90-minute webinar, a PDF of the slides, and a workbook to help you implement the tips.
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Ultimate Guide to School Visits

Spontaneous hugs, requests for autographs, and the chance to change a child's life, those are the perks of writer school visits. Join me and my partners at Writing Blueprints for my new webinar, The Ultimate Guide to School Visits.

You will learn how to plan, promote, price, and deliver school visits teachers will rave about. And I'll give you a few little-known tricks I've learned from my 13 years of serving schools. And if you're not yet published, that's okay. I'll also tell you how to use school visits to get feedback on your work-in-progress.

Purchase includes the 90-minute webinar and lifetime access to the replay, a PDF packet with samples of all the materials you'll need to promote and deliver your school visit, and a PDF of my slides.
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