One more post on workshops before the next chapter in Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing.
We have added a new workshop in the place of the agent workshop. Cliffhangers are a critical craft part of novels and in lesser degrees, short fiction. And cliffhangers are craft, they can be taught and studied.
Ever wonder how an author gets you to stay up late reading? Great cliffhangers are part of the reason.
There are upwards of a dozen types of cliffhangers, from action (where the name came from) to dialog to informational to reveal and so on. To use them in your writing, you have to know the tool is there, when to use it and how to use it correctly, including how to structure the beginning of the next chapter which is where the hook of the cliffhanger attaches.
One weekend in June you could learn these craft tools for your writing. Just check out the information above under workshops.
Any other questions about the workshops or to sign up just e-mail me with WORKSHOP in your subject line.
And also still room in the Character Voice workshop in April and the other workshops in June and July. The Money Management for writers will talk a great deal about how to set up extra cash streams for your writing income. Or, in Magic Bakery terms, how to slice your copyright pie even thinner to make more money on the sales. Also, a bunch of how to handle money as a freelancer. For a taste of that, read Kris’s guide on her website.
Hope some of you can make a workshop or two. As the two last week proved once again, they are great fun.