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  1. Course Syllabus: Rekindling the passion in your writing The Discouraged Writer Class is a four-week class. Each week there will be two to three lectures with lots of class interaction. The class is aimed for fiction writers, no matter how far along they are in their journey. There is something for the beginner, and a lot for the writer who’s been at it for eons. From figuring out ways to finish a manuscript that is kicking and screaming not to be written, to strategies for social media, to learning how to bounce back when a publisher dumps you, to overcoming fear when there is litt
  2. For the Discouraged Writer: Rekindling the Passion in your Writing presented by Red Jameson Class begins: June 4, 2018 Length of class: 4 weeks Cost: $15 (free for RWA® Online Chapter members) Registration opens: May 21, 2018 Link to registration: https://rwaonlinechapter.org/?page_id=546 Workshop description: When Red heard the advice that discouraged writers should get used to no longer feeling passionate about writing and to just get a hobby, she decided to challenge that. At almost every level of her writing career, she’s had some sor
  3. COMPUTER SECURITY FOR AUTHORS AND THEIR CHARACTERS presented by Pam Trader Class begins: April 2, 2018 Length of Class: 4 weeks Cost: $15 (free for RWA® Online Chapter members) Registration opens March 19, 2018 Link to registration: http://rwaonlinechapter.org/?page_id=546 Workshop description: It's a dangerous cyberworld out there! Phishing and email scams and database hacking, oh my! What's an author to do about it all? Can you even be on the internet anymore? Is the "cloud" safe for our works in progress? Learn how phishing, spywar
  4. Obstacles to Your Success: What They Are and How to Overcome Them presented by MM Pollard Class begins: February 5, 2018 Length of Class: 4 weeks Cost: $15 (free for RWA® Online Chapter members) Registration opens January 22, 2018 Link to registration: http://rwaonlinechapter.org/ Workshop description: You can almost certainly name your obstacle, but thinking of ways to overcome it is much harder than it sounds. In this workshop, you’ll meet fifteen obstacles that writers face when trying to write their stories. You’ll also receive concre
  5. ****If you are a member of our chapter, RWA Online, you get to take the workshops for free**** RWA Online’s 2018 Workshop Schedule: Obstacles to Your Success: What They Are and How to Overcome Them presented by MM Pollard Class begins: February 5, 2018 Length of Class: 4 weeks Workshop description: You can almost certainly name your obstacle, but thinking of ways to overcome it is much harder than it sounds. In this workshop, you’ll meet fifteen obstacles that writers face when trying to write their stories. You’ll also receive concrete
  6. Writing and Resistance: Overcoming Our Blocks to Success presented by Mindy Hardwick Workshop begins: December 4, 2017 Class length: 3 weeks Cost: $15 (free to RWA® Online Chapter members) Registration opens: November 20, 2017 Link to registration: http://rwaonlinechapter.org/?page_id=503 Workshop Description: You’ve got a great idea and are working full steam ahead. Suddenly everything grinds to a screeching halt. Commitments are screaming at you from all sides, you’ve got the flu and you just can’t get to your writing commitments. Stop.
  7. Self-Publishing: Easy as ABC presented by Meredith Bond Workshop begins: October 2, 2017 Cost: $15 (free to RWA® Online Chapter members) Class length: 2 weeks Registration opens: September 18, 2017 Link to registration: http://rwaonlinechapter.org/?page_id=276 Workshop Description: We’ll cover the basics of self-publishing – how to go from typing “The End” straight through to marketing your newly published book. Going through the alphabet letter by letter, we’ll talk about - Building a schedule - Book Covers - Detailed instructions on
  8. S.E.N.D presented by Tina Holland Workshop begins: August 7, 2017 Class length: Two weeks Cost: $15 (free to RWA® Online Chapter members) Registration opens July 24, 2017 Link to registration: http://rwaonlinechapter.org/?page_id=466 Workshop Description: Submit your work Establish your brand Next book Discover your strengths. Are you struggling to find a home for your finished manuscript? Have you submitted your book, but have no idea where to go from here? Tina Holland's SEND workshop may be for you. In this class, you'll learn: 1) How
  9. Finish That Book: Patch Your Plot Holes with Brainstorming presented by Stephanie Queen Workshop begins: June 5, 2017 Class length: 4 weeks Cost: $15 (free to RWA® Online Chapter members) Registration opens May 22, 2017 Link to registration: http://rwaonlinechapter.org/?page_id=408 Workshop Description: • Are you stuck halfway through your book and don’t know where to go? • Are you ready to throw an incomplete ms. under the bed? • Do you have a problem right now with your plot that you can’t get past? • Would you like to brainstorm your plot w
  10. On Your Mark, Get Set: Starting Your Novel in the Right Place presented by Catherine Chant Class begins: April 3, 2017 Length of Class: 4 weeks Cost: $15 (free for RWA® Online Chapter members) Registration begins: March 20, 2017 Link to registration: http://rwaonlinechapter.org/?page_id=284 Workshop description: It’s often said that your opening chapters are the hardest part of a book to write. Why? Because you’re trying to do so much in that small area–convey the setting, introduce characters, set up the conflict–that it’s easy
  11. Write in Passive Voice and Be Passed Over by a Publisher presented by MM Pollard Class begins: February 6, 2017 Length of Class: 4 weeks Cost: $15 (free for RWA® Online Chapter members) Registration opens January 23, 2017 Link to registration: http://rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm Workshop description: In Write in Passive Voice and Be Passed Over by a Publisher, you will receive the equivalent of a master’s degree in passive voice, one of the writing errors that spell rejection by agents, editors, and publishers. We will cover
  12. December is almost here and so will RWA Online's newest workshop: Writing the Romantic Novella presented by Catherine Chant.

  13. ****Permission to Forward Granted**** WRITING THE ROMANTIC NOVELLA presented by Catherine Chant Class begins: Dec 5, 2016 Class length: Two weeks Cost of class: $15 Registration Opens: Nov 21, 2016 (RWA® Online Chapter members take the class for free) Course Description: In this workshop you will learn what a novella is, how it's more than word count that separates it from a novel, and how to successfully craft one of your own. Lesson topics include: Scope and Pacing, Character Development, Conflict, Plot and Format. At the end of the workshop, you will have a brief outline of a novel
  14. An Introduction to Self-Publishing: Where the Heck Do I start? Presented by Kathryn Jane Date Class Begins: Oct 3, 2016 Class length: Three weeks Cost: $15 Registration Opens: Sept 19, 2016 (RWA® Online Chapter 136 members take the class for free) Workshop Registration Page: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm Description: You’ve written the book. You’ve decided to jump into the pond and self-publish. But you have no idea what to do next, how to send your baby off into the world alone. Relax. That’s what I’m here to share with you. Four weeks of lessons that will set you up to t
  15. She's posting lessons on Mon, Wed and Fri. This gives others a chance to catch up in case they don't get to the boards daily. The instructor mentioned the days in this post: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/Boards/topic/20816-i-finally-made-it-introductions-and-class-schedule/
  16. 2017 Workshop Schedule for RWA® Online: Cost is $15 but RWA® Online Chapter members take the workshops for free. Write in Passive Voice and Be Passed Over by a Publisher presented by MM Pollard Dates: 2/6/17 through 3/3/17 ***** On Your Mark, Get Set: Starting Your Novel in the Right Place presented by Catherine Chant. Dates: 4/3/17 and ends 4/28/17 ***** Finish That Book: Patch Your Plot Holes with Brainstorming by Stephanie Queen Dates: 6/5/17 and ends 6/30/17 ***** S.E.N.D. – Submitting Your Work and Beyond by Tina Holland Dates: 8/7/17
  17. RWA® Online Presents: Weaving Together Characterization and Plot presented by Tambra Nicole Kendall Class begins: August 1, 2016 Length: 4 weeks Cost: $15 (Class is free for RWA® Online chapter members) Registration opens: July 18, 2016 Registration at http://rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm Blurb: Learn the elements of how characterization and plotting weave together to make your story come alive. Some of the topics discussed are: Brainstorming, Character Profile Questions, Character Charts, Characterization, What is Plot? Backstory, Show Don't Tell, GMC: goals, motivation and conf
  18. RWA Online Chapter 136 presents: PINTEREST FOR AUTHORS: Developing your Author Brand via Pinterest with presenter Lana Pattinson Workshop begins: May 2, 2016 and ends May, 20, 2016 Cost: $15 (free to RWA Online Chapter members) Registration opens: April 18, 2016 Register here: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm Course blurb: Whether you are new to Pinterest or already have a personal account, we’ll discuss strategies for branding yourself as an author and developing your Author Platform. In this course, we’ll cover the following topics: Why Pinterest? The Basics:
  19. RWA® ONLINE presents: Become a Better Editor: Top Editing Strategies for Writers presented by MM Pollard Class begins: March 7, 2016 Length: 4 weeks Registration opens: February 22, 2016 Cost: $15 Register at http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm Class Blurb: Knowing HOW to edit is just as important as knowing WHAT to look for when you edit. During this four-week workshop, students will practice (homework) searching for and correcting common errors in punctuation, grammar, and usage, using MM’s seven editing strategies. This workshop covers common writing errors, like missing word
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  21. RWA Online’s 2016 Workshop Schedule: January: The Chunky Method of Time Management for Writers: Your Step-by-Step Plan to Write That Book Presenter: Allie Pleiter Class begins: January 4, 2016 Length: 4 weeks March: Become a Better Editor: Top Editing Strategies for Writers Presenter: M.M. Pollard Class begins: March 7, 2016 Length: 4 weeks May: Pinterest for Authors: Developing your Author Brand via Pinterest Presenter: Lana Pattinson Class begins: May 2, 2016 Length: 3 weeks August: Weaving Together Characterization and Plot Presenter: Tambra Nicole Kendall Class begins:
  22. RWA® Online presents: Creating an Author Website at Wordpress.com in Four Easy Lessons by Catherine Chant Class begins: November 2, 2015 and lasts two weeks. Cost: $15 Registration and class info: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm Registration opens: October 19, 2015 Everything you wanted to know to know about creating an author website using WordPress. About the class: This two-week workshop covers all the information you need to create an author website including: setting up an account, understanding the dashboard, working with posts and pages, customizing appearance and la
  23. RWA® Online presents: Adding the Spice of Diversity to Your Writing presented by B.A. Binns Class begins: 8/31/15 and ends 9/25/15 Registration opens: 8/17/15 Cost: $15 Last day to register: 8/31/15 Location: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm Class Description This is a four week class with homework assignments. The target Audience is beginner and intermediate writers and anyone interested in about adding diversity and multicultural elements to their writing. Many authors fear inserting diverse characters and settings into their work for fear of creating a stereotype of not
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