Workshop Curriculum 1/6/2018
I’m going to divide these down into areas of study.
And the numbers are my suggestions on the order to take these workshops because many of them build on others. (Three types of workshops are included. Regular, Classic, and Pop-up Weekender.)
FOUNDATION COURSES FOR CRAFT
2… Advanced Depth (Depth required)
3… Writing into the Dark (Depth suggested)
4… Teams (Depth suggested to help)
5… Research (Depth #3) (Depth required)
6… Secondary Plot Lines
7… Advanced Character and Dialogue
8… Point of View (Depth suggested)
9… Author Voice (Depth suggested strongly, as well as Advanced Depth)
13… Plotting with Depth (offered Classic only) (Depth required)
14… Novel Structure
These fourteen workshops will jump you so far ahead in your writing skills, you won’t be able to see it, but your friends and readers will. And I know, interesting that Teams workshop is the 4th most important, but trust me, it is a foundation course and important.
Don’t worry about the Advanced Character title in the Dialog workshop. It was just a name that got stuck on it to help people understand it.
MORE CRAFT-FOCUSED COURSES (Depth suggested for all of them except Ideas)
… Adding Tension (Pop-Up Weekender workshop Only)
… Character Voice (classic workshop)
… Adding Suspense (classic workshop)
… Ideas (classic workshop)
… Character Development
… Expectations (offered Classic Only)
… Writing in Series (classic workshop)
… Writing Short Stories
No suggested order on these, but the order above would do.
ATTITUDE FOCUSED COURSES
Don’t even think of starting into these workshops without first getting Lecture #1 Heinlein’s Rules. Or read my blog posts or get my book.
1… Controlling Fear of Failure (offered only as a Pop-up Weekender workshop)
2… How to Study and Practice in Fiction (A Study Plan) (offered only as a Pop-up Weekender workshop)
3… Speed (Depth workshop suggested)
4… Productivity (classic workshop)
5… Edit Your Own Work
BUSINESS FOCUSED COURSES
Don’t even think of starting into these workshops without first getting Lecture #1 Heinlein’s Rules. Or read my blog posts or get my book. Also, you might want to do Lecture #12… Stages of a Fiction Writer.
3… The Indie Game (offered only as a Pop-up Weekender workshop)
4… Think Like a Publisher
5… Making a Living in 2018/19 (offered only as a Pop-up Weekender workshop)
6… Productivity (classic workshop)
The order above is my suggested order.
GENRE FOCUSED COURSES
… Writing Mystery
… Writing Fantasy
… Writing Thrillers (classic workshop)
… Writing Science Fiction (classic workshop)
… Genre Structure (classic workshop)
The mystery workshop in this area can be used in most genres. Might want to take it even though you have no thoughts of being a mystery writer. Genre structure will help you figure out where to tag and list your books when putting them out for sale.
Feel free to write me with any questions on any of the workshops.