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Series Writing Workshop #2:

"Create Vivid Villains,
Memorable Sidekicks and
Captivating Characters for Your Series"

SPRING 2017 WORKSHOP OPENING SOON!
Sign up as an Early Bird for FREE:
  • Pay nothing now (no obligation!)
  • Be the first to hear when enrollment opens
  • Get a FREE download of "Discover the 6 (Dirt Cheap) Tools Serious Writers Use to Create a Book Series"
  • And (drumroll, please!) get a FREE 20-minute phone consultation with me about YOUR book just for signing up on the list!

    Click this link! --> Sign up NOW for YOUR Early Bird special benefits!

Want to Write a Book? Maybe a Series?
Then You Need My:

4 Week Intensive Hands-on Virtual Workshop
Create Vivid Villains,
Memorable Sidekicks and
Captivating Characters for Your Series

Does YOUR book look like this?

Antagonists and Sidekicks
  • Are your characters sometimes a jumble even in YOUR mind?
  • Do you plan a series of books and need characters who can go the distance?
  • Do your characters seem to run off on their own?
  • Do you know which characters to give names and staring roles to?
  • How about which ones to bench?
  • Have you used "flavor booster" characters to entice readers?
  • Do you have lots of fascinating characters but wonder if they really add up to a hot plot--or not?
THE FACTS:
  • Any book needs the right cast -- and a series demands the PERFECT cast!
  • Protagonists: The best protagonist STILL needs specific other characters to make a story whole
  • Antagonists: These aren't just your Darth Vadars anymore!
  • Sidekicks: The best kept secret of writing compelling books.
  • Flavor Booster characters: The spice that makes books sizzle!

In this 4-week hands-on intensive workshop,
with my personal guidance plus in group calls,
you'll learn to create a whole cast
of the SPECIFIC characters for YOUR story
to turn readers into fans.

A VILLAIN
is just another character, right?

WRONG!

  • An antagonist not only challenges your hero but must MIRROR your protagonist!
  • It's not good enough to just have him show up in each book
  • It's not good enough to just "let the character grow" as you write



A SIDEKICK
is just friendly prop, right?

WRONG!

  • Sidekicks can be the ONLY thing that pulls readers in!
  • It's not good enough to just have a sidekick trailing behind your protagonist
  • It's not good enough for a sidekick to just go along with your protagonist's plans



Minor Characters
aren't that important, right?

WRONG!

  • Minor characters can provide plotting elements, motives, and crossroads in a story
  • And the FLAVOR BOOSTERS in a story are vital to spice up the mix!


Writing characters that invigorate a book,
let alone survive a series is NOT intuitive.
But I can teach you how!

EACH WORKSHOP IS LIMITED TO
A FEW SERIES (And Serious) WRITERS

After 24+ years of working one-on-one helping writers succeed with their series, I REALLY love sharing so very much with you. (Click if you want more about my background or my writers' successes.)

I offer a 4-week, intensive hands-on virtual workshop: "Create Vivid Villains, Memorable Sidekicks and Captivating Characters for Your Series" with all exercises BASED ON YOUR BOOK!

I limit the number of students in each workshop because I provide lots of hands-on help for each student:

  • We evaluate, expand and specifically work on YOUR OWN book
  • We work together in a small group for lots of individual attention
  • You get weekly PDF lessons and exercises specifically geared to YOUR writing
  • I conduct live group video calls so we can discuss the lessons, ask questions, and share our experiences
  • I send you a personal review and my comments on every exercise you submit
  • I make a one-on-one call with you alone, just to talk about your series
  • You have the opportunity to meet other writers in a secure setting
  • You can create the characters YOU need to thrive through YOUR series!
  • And I give you UNLIMITED email support!
Next Workshop Opens Soon--Be an Early Bird:
  • Pay nothing now (no obligation!)
  • Be the first to hear when this workshop enrollment opens
  • Get a FREE download of "Discover the 6 (Dirt Cheap) Tools Serious Writers Use to Create a Book Series" NOW
  • And (drumroll, please!) get a FREE 20-minute phone consultation with me about YOUR book just for signing up on the list!

    Click this link! --> Sign up NOW for YOUR Early Bird special benefits!


Testimonials from Previous Workshops:

"With all the varieties of writing courses out there, who needs another one? Well, as it turns out, Sandra Haven's course "Create A Sustainable Character in a Series" feels both new, fresh and exciting. With devotion, insight, and attention, she has you work with key elements and archetypes as your tools, in order for you to create not only sustainable, but also believable characters that work with your story. Add to it lovely bonus material and personal, swift feedback, and what you have is a writing course you don't want to miss! Well done, Ms. Haven!!"

-- Linda Govik, Sweden


"The most valuable part of the class for me was the brainstorming of ideas that came out of it involving me personally as well as listening to the thought processes of the other participants.
    I was surprised to see that the other students in the class pretty much shared the same struggles that I do. It felt good to know that I am not alone.
    Sharing experiences was just as important to me as discussing my own. The Zoom group calls are what made it a great experience. Seeing faces and being able to interact was important."

-- Grant Elliot Smith, Japan


What part did you consider the most valuable?
"I would have to say the thorough explanations of concepts and then applying it to each individual. I learned just as much from how things applied to other stories as I did for my own WIP."

What were you surprised about?
"How complex things can get with a series and how much you can get into trouble if you aren't prepared up front."

How important/valuable were the Zoom group calls overall for you?
"I found the discussions of everyone's story and how the lessons applied wonderful. Having more than one example of how things worked was eye opening and sent my brain working in overdrive."

-- Terrye Toombs, North Dakota


"During the workshop I recognized that I had not included emotions of all the characters. It seemed like magic when I began to explore the range of emotions for all the characters, major and minor, the plot filled out and added to their characters. They came to life to me and hopefully, to my readers.
     Whereas before I could only think of more adventures, now I became focused on expanding the why, background and interior thoughts of Ulysses as well as other characters.
     It helped me most using Sandra's comments on my specific story rather than just general help. It helped me to have deadlines to meet instead of thinking tomorrow? tomorrow? I did not procrastinate so much when she was asking for responses."

-- JoAn Martin, Texas


"The way I see my protagonists has changed. The two protagonists have a whole new dynamic now. They are more solid, more real than they ever were before. I'm seeing them as an archetype, seeing the emotional changes they're experiencing versus just having them go through a series of events or situations. They have a direction now. This changed the way I viewed both my protagonists and supporting characters.
     The worksheet exercises really put my mind to work with the new information and made it real.
     It's helpful to hear other perspectives. When Grant and JoAn spoke I was always hearing something that triggered a thought with my own story."

-- Peter Celebrese, Georgia


Sign-up NOW to be notified when the next workshop opens and get a
FREE 20-minute consultation with me just for signing up on the list!

Click here --> to get YOUR Early Bird special benefits

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