If you have an idea for a fantasy novel that is waiting to leap onto the page but have no idea where to start, you're in the right place. During this workshop, bestselling fantasy author Angela J. Ford will help you dig deep into taking your ideas and turning them into a story readers adore.
Do you want to write the next YA fantasy sensation? In this workshop, fantasy author Stephanie BwaBwa will dive deep into creating a page turning novel that will keep your readers up at night. She'll break down the main elements all YA Fantasy novels need.
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Just finished writing your novel? It's time to take out the trash, but not before seeing what you can salvage. Sorting and re-sorting (i.e. assessing and revising) are what will turn your yucky first draft into a manuscript worth keeping. Transform your first draft with tips from professional copy editor Katie Pavel.
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Author and writing guru Jenna Moreci explains the top 10 most common writing quirks and how to fix them in her latest video. Here's how you can use ProWritingAid to find and fix these writing mistakes.
Conflict is THE driving force in fiction, but authors often avoid writing conflict into their stories. Learn the 7 conflict types and why to use them in your novel.