Sample Writing Academy Schedule



Curiosity, Intrigue, and Death: Writing Enticing Openings




Formatting - Using Styles in MS Word


Plot and Story




Creating Natural Dialogue




Psychic Distance


Narrative Voice: Making POV Work for You


Writing Diverse Characters with Sensitivity


Conflict and How to Dress for It


Thanksgiving Break


Character Development


Creating rich secondary characters


Break for holidays - no class



What am I talking about?


Showing not Telling


Writing Flash Fiction


Building a Mystery – Adding Suspense to Your Fiction


Writing Sex


Giving An Author Reading


Break - work on readings


Class readings + optional class check in


Ladder of Inference


Blurb and Synopses - Make Them Stand Out


Revision Techniques/Self-Editing


Work on your manuscript for mentor deadline


Mentoring Preparation


Mentoring Sessions: April 1 - June 15


Query Letters and Pitch Sessions


The Publication Process


How to Handle Mentor Feedback


Writer's Block


Marketing and Branding




Graduation: 2021 GCLS Conference



***Please note - we are always updating the schedule, investigating new methods of instruction, and researching new pedagogical concepts in craft of writing. This schedule is subject to change. The basic concept remains the same.  

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