May 17, 2024

Free Talk: The Art & Craft of Sound in Creative Writing with Michael Kleber-Diggs

Michael Kleber-Diggs is a poet, essayist, and literary critic. His debut poetry collection, Worldly Things (Milkweed Editions, 2021), won the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. Hiswriting has appeared or is forthcoming in Poem-a-Day, Poetry Daily, Poetry Northwest, Potomac Review, Hunger Mountain, Memorious, and various anthologies. Since 2016, Michael has been an instructor with the Minnesota Prison Writing…

April 24, 2024

Free Talk: The Fourteen Choices of a Poem (With Darren C. Demaree)

Please note, the audio is out of sync for the first minute, but should be fine after that point. View the Slides Darren C. Demaree is the author of twenty-one poetry collections, most recently “in defense of the goat as it continues to wander towards the certain doom of the cliff”, (April Gloaming, February 2024). …

March 15, 2024

The Art of Memoir: How Exploring Your Theme Can Make the Writing Process Easier

Download the Slides Prince Shakur is the author of the memoir When They Tell You to Be Good published by Tin House Books. Booklist called the memoir: “Clear-eyed and unsentimental, an insightful, beautifully written memoir of family and identity.” Prince is also a professor and a writing instructor for Authors Publish, where he teaches memoir…

March 1, 2024

Free Talk: Fun and Effective Book Promotion for Authors

  Nev March is the award winning author of 3 books published by Macmillan. Her first book, Murder in Old Bombay, won the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel. You can buy a copy here.  You can pre-order her latest book, The Spanish Diplomat’s Secret here. You can sign up for Nev’s newsletter…

February 3, 2024

Free Talk: The Art of Writing Immersive Worlds

View the Exercises from the Talk Cat Rambo is a Nebula award winning author of science fiction and fantasy. Their sci-fi series You Sexy Thing was published by Tor Macmillan. Cat has been widely published in Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, and, among many other places. Cat was also a two term president of the SFWA. You…

January 22, 2024

Free Talk: Write Like a Wild Thing – Six Lessons on Crafting an Unforgettable Story

Want to work with John Claude Bemis? John’s course, Plot Your Novel – Plot Your Scenes is now open for enrollment. Get in-depth feedback on your novel directly from John Claude Bemis. Learn more and enroll here.

November 29, 2023

Free Talk: How to Write Opening Pages that Win Over Readers and Agents With Eric Smith

Eric Smith is a Young Adult author and literary agent with P.S. Literary living in Philadelphia. He’s worked with New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors across genres and categories. You can check out some of the books he’s worked on here! In his author life, his latest book, With or Without You, published with…

November 4, 2023

Free Talk: A Conversation with a Literary Agent Michael Mungiello and Author Daisuke Shen

Announcing Short Fiction Intensive with Daisuke Shen. The workshop includes in-depth personal feedback on two drafts of a story, as well as personal recommendations for literary journals that may be interested in your work. It’s from December 18th to 22nd. Space is strictly limited to just 10 participants. If you’re interested, you can learn more…

October 18, 2023

Free Lecture: Practical Ways to Combat “Publishing Block”

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September 20, 2023

Free Lecture: Sentiment & Sentimentality — The Art and Craft of Writing Powerful Emotions (With Ellen Bass)

Visit Ellen’s Website Ellen mentioned quite a few authors, books, and quotes during the lecture here are some of them. The Situation and The Story by Vivian Gornick Dog Years by Mark Doty Best Words, Best Order by Stephen Dobyns The Art of Fiction by John Gardner “A sentimentalist is simply one who desires to…

August 13, 2023

Free Lecture: How to End a Poem with Resonance with Kimiko Hahn

Visit Kimiko’s Website This lecture was loosely based on an essay originally published in the American Poetry Review. You can get a copy here.

August 10, 2023

Free Lecture: How to Hook Readers and Publishers With Your Opening Pages

Presented By Emily Colin Download the Slides

July 24, 2023

Free Lecture: How to Write a Dynamic Act One for Your Novel

Presented by Ley Taylor Johnson Visit Ley’s Website Download the Slides Download Ley’s Book

July 4, 2023

Free Lecture: How to Write Romance Novels Readers Love

Presented by Emily Colin Work With Emily Colin On Your Romance Novel Download the Slides

June 16, 2023

Free Lecture: Reflections on Voice and Responsibility in Poetry with Kwame Dawes

Presented by Kwame Dawes Get a Copy of Nebraska