Five Things Writers Should Do When They're Stuck By Taylor Simonds on the Writer's Atelier BlogWe’ve all been there. You’re chugging along on your story, feeling confident, relishing all of those great ideas that won’t stop flowing, when suddenly… nothing. Your brain shuts down. Come on, you think. It’s not that hard. Just come up with what happens next. Why can’t I think of what happens next?

And then you have a panic attack and think maybe you’re not such a great writer after all and quit and watch four hours of Netflix instead.

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You’ve got a finished novel and you’ve decided you want to self-publish… but what do you need to know? What happens next? The responsibility of making your manuscript into a book and reaching readers is now all on YOUR shoulders. There are many aspects that need to be known and mastered if you want to make this a successful launch. From building your audience on social media to formatting and book cover design, to creating a business plan for your book,

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Have you ever watched a show or a movie, read a book or graphic novel and thought, “I could do that better”? Well, you can when you write fanfiction. Let your mind go and create. Writing Fanfiction is a way to flesh out characters, create alternate worlds for them and best of all, practice and perfect your writing skills by discovering your voice. It can also be used as a tool to start building a fan base.

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Foreshadowing is a pivotal literary device seen across all genres of writing in one shape or form. It can be used in several ways to interact with characters, plot, and even the reader. It is a tool the author uses to build suspense and sometimes mislead a reader through words, phrases, characters, plot and the world. There are several reasons and ways to include foreshadowing in your story by using characters,

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Finding a literary agent is a challenging process. In this workshop, Jaimie Engle takes you through the process from research to rewrites, query letters, and synopsis. Q & A to follow and attendees are encouraged to bring in their 1-page query letter to submit for group study.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to write a query letter that pops
  • How to tackle the dreaded synopsis with ease
  • Secret places to find your Super Awesome Agent
  • Questions to ask with the offer of representation
  • Stats,

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Writing fiction that’s less than 1,000 words seems easy but it’s not. You have to know what to say and what not to say within the condensed space of flash fiction, along with what moment is the most important. The best flash fiction is often a balance of prose and poetry.

This workshop will:

  • Introduce you some basics regarding flash fiction
  • Help you write a first draft of a piece of flash fiction
  • Provide resources available regarding flash fiction that you can access after the workshop

All you need to bring is yourself and something to write with,

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Language is the fundamental material of poetry. This course is built on the notion that meticulous attention to language is what distinguishes poetry from other writing and can lend itself to poetic prose, as well. A greater understanding of what we write can be achieved through the consideration of creative strategies.

In this online course, we will cover key techniques and devices that are vital to the art of poetry.

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Worldbuilding Workshop with Valerie Willis 

Discover from start to finish how to create an enriched world. From research to core elements in order to develop a world that can drive the plot and characters.
What you’ll learn:

  • What is Worldbuidling? How does it change my story?
  • Research and pulling from characters, storyline and events to help focus your efforts.
  • Building a Core checklist based on Time period,

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Now that we’ve had a chance to settle into 2017, it’s the right time to start thinking about your writing goals and how you plan to achieve them. Join us for an empowering brunch with 2 bestselling authors. In this workshop you will learn how to:

• Set writing goals
• Stay motivated
• Balance writing with work and personal demands
• Bounce back from rejection
• Get back on track after you’ve strayed from goals

The cost of this workshop is $35 and includes a continental brunch.

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We know that we’re a little late to the party, but we wanted to present a video recapping our 2016 year. We’ve come a long way since we first opened the space and this video just about sums it up. We had a great year in large part to the Orlando literary community. We want to thank #LitLando for being so warm. Thanks to all our clients, friends,

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