Dive into the world of writing and learn all 12 steps needed to complete a first draft. In this writing workshop you will tackle the steps to writing a book, learn effective writing techniques along the way, and of course, begin writing your first draft. When you take this workshop, you will learn invaluable tips on writing a book and receive detailed instruction through weekly lessons and writing assignments.
"Miki is a wonderful instructor. I feel like I learned so much from her and wish I could continue on with her invaluable help!" - JV
"The class helped me set a pace and personal goals to go from rough idea to an almost complete manuscript. Terri provided excellent, honest feedback that will be extremely helpful as i begin polishing and editing. I'm sorry its over - 12 weeks went so fast" - ES
What you'll learn:
How to use effective writing techniques to start the first draft of your novel
How to create a 12-week plan for writing a first draft of a novel
How to weave literary elements such as plot, character, setting, style, exposition, dialogue, and tension within your novel
How to pace your novel
How to apply Hemingway's "Iceberg Theory" and Chekhov's "Gun Theory" to your writing
About the Instructor:
G. Miki Hayden
G. Miki Hayden has published mystery, science fiction, and young adult novels with a rave review in the New York Times for her alternate history novel, Pacific Empire. She also has two writing instructionals in print-and her Writing the Mystery was nominated for three genre awards, winning one. Miki has published a steady stream of short fiction in several genres and received an Edgar for her story "The Maids." Miki has taught for Writer's Digest University for the past 13 years.
In 2004 Miki was nominated for a Macavity for the story "War Crimes." In 2005, yet another story received a Derringer nomination. Her short mysteries have been published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Murderous Intent, Whispering Willows, Futures, Nefarious, Tale Spinner, and Kracked Mirror Mysteries. She also recently sold four stories in a series set in Harlem to Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. Her cross-genre mysteries have been published in Keen Science Fiction and other small press publications, with a Western/mystery appearing in the award-nominated Unholy Orders from Intrigue Press.
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