If you want to be a full time writer, especially in today’s publishing climate, you’re going to find that productivity is crucial. “More books” equals “more sales” as both traditional and indie publishing learn that new books boost the numbers of previous ones.
If you want to increase your productivity (and teach your muse to show up when you do) this course will help you: 1. Set up for writing a “lightning” draft: build a foundation for your characters and make sure your plot points are in good shape before diving into the draft. 2. Learn to create a “container” of space, time and attitude to ensure you’re writing at a regular rate, and creating a support network to ensure you keep you on target.
3. Get the motivation you need to keep going as well as guidance to help you get through the “stuck” parts.
4. Identify and negotiate any fears or self-sabotage that crop up, as well as identifying your writing process.
In three months, you’ll have the rough draft of a genre novel completed and ready to revise.
SPACE IS LIMITED TO ONLY 10 STUDENTS!
COURSE APPLICATION PROCESS & TUITION
All prospective students must first submit an application plus a 5-page sample of their writing.
Admittance is at the instructor's discretion, and Ms. Yardley will be evaluating applications as they are received. Once an application has been approved, the student will have 48 hours to complete the downpayment.
An application will be sent once registration is completed.
Tuition will consist of one non-refundable $200 deposit to be applied to your last month’s tuition and two additional monthly payments of $200 each.
Cancellation Policy: Any student may cancel at any time after the course begins and forfeit the non-refundable deposit.
SPRING COURSE DATES - April 8, 2013 -July 7, 2013 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
SUMMER COURSE DATES - July 8, 2013 - October 6, 2013
FALLCOURSE DATES - October 7, 2013 - December 31, 2013
Month 1: During this month, we’ll lay down the foundation for your novel.
Week 1: High concept and premise, “building” your characters, GMC
Week 2: Plot points
Week 3: Hooks, pinch points, and closers
Week 4: Scene outline for “plotters”/Action plan for “pantsers”
Month 2: The fun begins! Regular check-ins and examining your progress.
Week 1: Time & Energy Management
Week 2: Fear management
Week 3: Getting stuck, getting unstuck
Week 4: Support network
Month 3: The home stretch: getting you to done.
Week 1: Plot issues and pacing issues
Week 2: “Whiteout” – dealing with the inevitable loss of perspective
Week 3: In the future: increasing productivity, balancing writing & promotion
Week 4: The finish line
About the Instructor:
Author of more than 15 novels with publishers such as Harlequin, Avon & St. Martin's Griffin, Cathy Yardley is a powerhouse of writing knowledge. She has presented workshops at the Emerald City Writers Conference and the New England Writers Conference, and at several RWA chapters, including Sacramento, Monterey Bay, Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Seattle's Eastside chapter. She was the only romance author representing the romance genre at the California Writers Club's annual "East of Eden" conference. She has spoken at the RWA conference, either on a panel or as a solo speaker, in 2003, 2004, and 2007, and teaches a variety of writing workshops throughout the year.Find out more about Cathy at her website.