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One of the things we have been thinking about doing for quite a while is offering online classes or workshops.

As part of that, we created the Internet show, “Writers Off Task With Friends,” a fun internet show, and we also signed up to be presenters at this year’s Florida Writers Association conference (October 19 – 22, 2017). 


it seems a little silly to wait a whole year to get information you need.

So I was thinking I might have them here.

Well, not here, really. But on the regular Internet. You know, YouTube.

How it would work is, I would announce the date here, and share the link; anybody who signed up would be admitted to view the online presentation.

  • It’ll be a live video chat
  • you can ask questions
  • you can be on camera (or not)

I would present a topic for 30 to 45 minutes and then answer questions. The class would be recorded so people could to watch it later, and they would be cataloged here on the blog. I’d do some free ones and then maybe charge a fee for longer ones. Who knows.

Obviously there are lots of topics. 

And if we have learned anything from this blog, there are lots of questions.

So if I was to do this, what some of the topics be that you would like to see discussed?

Would any of you like to host one, discussing your favorite topic?

What topics would make for a good video presentation?

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International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

11 thoughts on “Classes/Workshops

  1. I think this is a great idea. People love YouTube. Some topics, well, off the top of my head how about Grabby opening paragraphs, How much detail is enough, what is the purpose of extra characters, tips on tying up all of the strings properly.

  2. This is a great idea. Some of the topics I would love to see covered are “Show not tell”, please, and things like “How to write an attention catching blurb” oh and the biggie, grammer.

    1. Show don’t tell would be easy. A blurb? I’m still not sure I’ve ever figured out how to do it properly. But I have two different outlines that would make for a great show, to walk through your information and drop it in using a kind of template. And then of course you massage it afterwards.

      Grammar… I think I’m OK with grammar. Usually. Maybe not enough to do a show on it, but that doesn’t mean I couldn’t get somebody else to do it!

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