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Writing Classes

Learn the nitty-gritties of writing in a fun relaxed way in your own home, and get tips you can use on your current WIP.

If you’re excited to write, but aren’t sure where to start, or if you are already writing and are looking for some focused classes to spark your motivation, then check out my writing classes. I’ve been teaching to large and small audiences, online and live, for over 15 years.

Treat your writing club or conference to a dynamic speaker with practical tips for making stories, characters and worlds come alive. I teach classes online, and I’m available for classes, clubs and conferences. Please contact me to discuss group classes live or online.

Announcing $5 Fridays

Looking for some writing classes that are fun, useful and inexpensive? I’m bringing my fun and informative courses to webinar each Friday at 9 PM EST.

Get motivated, learn to generate ideas, create complex worlds, well-rounded characters and unique voices, and learn to analyze and edit scenes and full stories. The best part – each course is only $5.

Each class is held online with slides and lecture followed by Q&A. These classes have been tested in online and live formats and received praise from attendees.

To join, click the buttons to add classes that suit you – purchase as many as you want now. or come back later and sign up for  more.

12/8: Goal Setting: Perfect for getting ready for the new year. Let’s talk about how to set goals you can keep for a successful new year of writing.




12/15: Editing: Not for Wimps: Not sure how to edit your story? Wondering how to find your own mistakes or how to make the story you like into a story others will love? I’ll lead you through four aspects of editing: Theme, Grammar, Sentence Beauty, and Nits. We’ll discuss theory as well as share tricks.




Off for the Holidays and a wedding! Congrats to my baby boy, Alex, and his lovely bride, Aleksis.

1/5/18: Build Your Promotion Package: Let’s talk about the basics for building a promotions package, plus some basic, inexpensive ideas for building the buzz for your book.




1/12/18: Ask Away Q&A. This class is what you make of it. Come with your questions and I’ll give you the best of my experience and knowledge. If I can’t answer something, I’ll find a source and email you later.




 

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Marketing and Writing Classes – FORUM

webinariconEditing: Not For Wimps: Not sure how to edit your story? Wondering how to find your own mistakes or how to make the story you like into a story others will love? We’ll consider four aspects of editing: Theme, Grammar, Sentence Beauty, and Nits. We’ll discuss theory as well as share tricks. Bring a work to edit or practice with.

Housekeeping for Writers: Plotter or Pantster, we’ll find a housekeeping style that works with your natural inclinations and needs. Lots of tidy tips, speedy schedules and encouragement along the way from someone who managed to keep a reasonable house while writing and homeschooling four kids. Variable number of lessons, Practical housekeeping sessions

Time Management Myths for Writers: Not your usual time management lecture, Karina Fabian examines the five myths about time and writing, and gives tips for battling the myths and increasing productivity.

Torture Your Characters for Fun and PlotFit: As writers, it’s our sacred duty to cause our characters pain. In this lighthearted but informative class, we’ll enter the dungeon and carefully examine the tools of torture that we can apply to our characters to make them interesting and the story exciting. Prepare your maniacal laugh! Six Lessons, with homework

Unique Character Voices: In this practical workshop, we will start with Generic Guy and develop his voice by examining how personality, profession, geographic regions, attitudes and personality affect word choice, sentence construction, etc. After each lesson, students will apply the lesson to Generic Guy’s speech. Five Lessons, with homework

Video Book Trailers: Creating your own book trailer video doesn’t have to expensive or difficult. With free pictures, free music and Windows Movie Maker, you can make your own in a weekend. This class will take you through the basics. Must have Windows MovieMaker or some movie-making program you are familiar with. Six Lessons, with homework

Virtual Book Tours: Learn how to arrange and conduct your own on-line book tour! We’ll cover finding blogs and podcasts, getting the gig, coordinating the stops. You’ll come away with a tour for your book. Three Lessons, with homework

Worldbuilding: We all love to read about vivid, lively worlds, but writing them can seem like a challenge. What do I consider? Where to I research? What should I include? This course will cover the major aspects of worldbuilding, then talk about how to put it together and show, not tell about, your world in your story. Beginning and Advanced Levels Seven Lessons, with homework

Zombies and Monsters and Fairies–All Mine! Fantasy monsters from werewolves to pixies to the shambling undead have been written about since humans first imagined something lurking in the dark. How can you write about these familiar monsters with a fresh angle? Karina Fabian, author of the DragonEye, PI books and the Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator series, offers direction in making the monsters uniquely yours. Written exercises help you develop your species, so come ready with a monster to own! Five Lessons, with homework

Marketing and Writing Classes – LIVE

(in person or webinar)

karinateaching cwcl 2013Editing: Not For Wimps: Not sure how to edit your story? Wondering how to find your own mistakes or how to make the story you like into a story others will love? I’ll lead you through four aspects of editing: Theme, Grammar, Sentence Beauty, and Nits. We’ll discuss theory as well as share tricks. Hour workshop

Idea Generation Workshop: A big hit in conferences! Karina works with a small group of writers (up to 30) on idea generation First they discuss the challenges in coming up with and fleshing out ideas, then they put it to work with practical exercises that can lead to finished works. Two-hour workshop, bring something to write with

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Getting the most from your story. Many successful writers know the trick of making their articles or stories or research pay off more than once. We’ll look at some of those ideas. Hour workshop

Time Management Myths for Writers: Not your usual time management lecture, Karina Fabian examines the five myths about time and writing, and gives tips for battling the myths and increasing productivity. Hour Lecture, Handouts

Torture Your Characters for Fun and PlotFit: As writers, it’s our sacred duty to cause our characters pain. In this lighthearted but informative class, we’ll enter the dungeon and carefully examine the tools of torture that we can apply to our characters to make them interesting and the story exciting. Prepare your maniacal laugh! Hour workshop

Virtual Book Tours: Learn how to arrange and conduct your own on-line book tour! We’ll cover finding blogs and podcasts, getting the gig, coordinating the stops. You’ll come away with a tour for your book. Hour lecture, Handout, Printed or Electronic Primer available

Worldbuilding: We all love to read about vivid, lively worlds, but writing them can seem like a challenge? What do I consider? Where to I research? What should I include? This course touches on the major aspects of worldbuilding, with emphasis on how to put it together and show, not tell about, your world in your story. Hour workshop, Handout, Printed or Electronic Primer available

Zombies and Monsters and Fairies – All Mine! Fantasy monsters from werewolves to pixies to the shambling undead have been written about since humans first imagined something lurking in the dark. How can you write about these familiar monsters with a fresh angle? Karina Fabian, author of the DragonEye, PI books and the Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator series, offers direction in making the monsters uniquely yours. Written exercises help you develop your species, so come ready with a monster to own! Hour workshop

 

 

Karina Fabian spoke to our WSU PREP jr. high students and really wow’ed them.  Her presentation on how science fiction authors have influenced science and technology was interesting and relevant.  These are science, math and tech intense kids, but Ms. Fabian definitely helped them see how important creativity and imagination is to being leaders and innovators in STEM fields. – Dana Dellinger, Director, Center for Technology Outreach

College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology

Your workshop was filled with so much helpful information. I am in pre-publishing stage, may self-publish if that’s what it takes to get my book in print, and all of this has been so helpful to me. Just enough homework to involve us without overwhelming us, and your feedback has been great!–Lou H.

I now have a far, far better idea of how to go about marketing my book.–Margaret Fieland

The newsletter is great. Just the type of thing I need to keep me on task. –Lisa M. Hendey, Author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms

Thank you for always treating us like individuals and not trying to force into “the” way of marketing, but teach us and guide us towards the best for us!–Devon Ellington