Online Workshops

Writing at Peak Productivity

(or The Care and Feeding of an Author)

Are you feeling overwhelmed?

Do you often wish the day had more hours just so you could get to everything on your to-do list?

Do you get to the end of a day feeling as if you’re drained of all energy?

Do you wonder where all your creativity and drive have disappeared?

Do you let that little voice in your head talk you out of your dream?

Has writing become just another chore on your list?

It doesn’t have to be that way.

Join author and certified Gateless teacher Sylvie Kurtz for a workshop, combining the strategies she learned while recovering from chronic Lyme disease with Gateless writing to help you find your way back to yourself. You’ll learn to reignite your passion, take charge of your body and mind to regain energy and purpose, manage your day to get more done in less time . . . and, with that solid foundation, to rediscover the joy of writing.

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Romancing Story Structure:

How to Craft Your Manuscript’s Heart line

Romance readers expect more than just a story; they expect a story that touches their hearts and stays with them long after The End. But how do you craft a heart line that will connect with your readers? Join author Sylvie Kurtz on a journey through the seven signposts that will allow you to create a strong structure and emotional depth that will leave your readers wanting more.

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How to Revise Without Getting Sick of Your Manuscript

Revision is all about details, about letting your inner critic finally have a go at something he’s really good—wading through all the boring rules to facet the rough coal your muse spewed out into a polished diamond. One drawback of revising is that it’s easy to get sick of your story as you read it over and over again. I’m going to show you how going from the macro rocks to the micro sand, you can end up with a polished manuscript with a minimal amount of passes.

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Layering a Story Concept

Use the seven elements of a story concept to craft a story blurb that is complete, conflict-filled, and concise enough to use as a selling tool.

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