Online Writing Workshop – Beginner/Fiction
I am so excited to announce that I will be offering online writer workshops starting this summer! This is about four years in the making, and I am so thrilled to be doing this. The first course I will be doing is focused on beginners and fiction writing – how to start writing a novel, tips and tricks during the writing process, character development, etc, but at the end we will also discuss what happens after you are finished with your manuscript and post-publishing advice. Workshops will consist of weekly Google Hangout sessions with me and fellow course takers, plus email assistance and course assignments, and post-publishing assistance. Course will be limited to 10 participants. Please keep reading for full details, dates and to sign up!
Course Details – Fiction Writing Workshop
Start Date: Monday, July 10. First live Google Hangout with Samantha will be scheduled for 7p CST. Each Google Hangout will be for one hour.
End Date: Final Google Hangout will be Monday, July 31 at 7p PST. Participants are expected to attend at least three of the four Google Hangout sessions, but that is not a requirement.
July 10 schedule: Introductions & expectations. Manuscript prep – plotting, word count goals, how to find your genre and writing style.
Assignment: Three main plot points, two character interviews.
July 17 schedule: Questions on week 1 assignment, character development, writers block, setting and scenery, dialogue.
Assignment: Write 500-1,000 words for your story. Samantha will provide feedback.
July 24 schedule: Assignment questions. Manuscript completion discussion: when and how to find an editor, how to find a proofreader, should you use a beta reader. Understanding feedback.
Assignment: For those comfortable, beta read and provide feedback to a fellow course participant. If you do not feel comfortable, write another 500-1000 words for Samantha to review!
July 31 schedule: Post-publishing discussion: finding an agent or publisher versus self-publishing. Understanding how to publish an eBook and a print book. How to create a marketing plan. How to utilize social media.
Assignment: Keep writing!
In addition to the Google Hangout every week, included with the workshop is a one-on-one Google Hangout with Samantha. These must be scheduled in advance and will run for thirty minutes. Samantha will also provide weekly course emails, outlining class discussions, questions, and advice. Discounts on future pop-up workshops will be provided, and discounts on editing and marketing services with Chick Lit Plus will be offered to course participants.
This is a non-refundable fee so please be serious about this journey and ready to write when you sign up! Dates and times are subject to change.
Sign up will close July 3 and welcome email will be sent that week to all participants!
Samantha March is an author, editor, publisher, blogger, and all around book lover. She runs the the book blog Chick Lit Plus, focusing on book reviews and author features. She currently has five published novels – Destined to Fail, The Green Ticket, A Questionable Friendship, Up To I Do and Defining Her, and one holiday novella, The Christmas Surprise, with her sixth novel due out in fall of 2017. Samantha created CLP Blog Tours in 2012 and has run over 500 online blog tours for authors, in addition to other book marketing services and also editing and proofreading services. You can also find Samantha on Youtube and Instagram as a beauty influencer, with a combined following of over 40,000 followers.