Classes For Writers
Growing An Organic Platform on Facebook
Learn the difference between a Page and a Profile, how to best utilize each one, and which is best for you. There’s a lot of bad press out there about how you have to pay to reach fans on Facebook, and though it grows more difficult it’s no where near impossible. Learn how to organically grow you reach and platform on Facebook. If you can’t connect with an audience organically, you’ll be throwing away money on ads.
You will learn:
- The pros and cons of profiles and pages
- How to get comments
- Create engaging images
- The power of native video
- Create goals and learn how to measure the success of your efforts
- Importance of visual branding
- The best ways to sabotage your efforts (aka – are you being a jerk?)
Method Acting For Writers: How To Write In Deep POV
Take Your Writing To The Next Level by learning the advanced writing technique of Deep POV guaranteed to pull your readers into the story (and it works with any genre), grab them by the throat and not let go! This deeply personal emotive style of writing resonates with contemporary readers, if you’ve got the guts to “go there” with your characters. This is a difficult skill set to master, but it’ll change how you write forever – for the better.
Learning to write Deep POV well will:
- eliminate unnecessary telling
- help readers connect with your characters
- create immediacy
- master internal dialogue
- help you understand and use subtext
- help you write tight
- create unique character voice
- tap into your emotive memory (just like actors do)
- help you learn how to use insights from psychology to write visceral fiction
How To Get Them Talking: Learn To Interview Like A Journalist
Learn from a journalist on how to get the interview, craft questions, get a source talking, how to ask the hard questions without offending, and best practices. I’ve interviewed best-selling authors, JUNO-winning musicians, comedians, drug addicts, a celebrity fashion designer, former prostitutes, police officers, firefighters, pastors, and people with a great story to tell. Whether you’re writing fiction, non-fiction, articles, or blogging — learning how to run an effective interview is an essential skill.
How To Write A Stand-Out Media Release
Learn how to get a journalist’s attention. Everyone wants to see their book launch announced in the local and national papers, and land interviews on radio and television. It’s all about a great media release and the right connections. Learn what information journalists, radio hosts, and editors are looking for, how to get their attention, and garner the attention your work deserves. Learn who to send your media release to, how to approach them, and what to say.
Using Inner Dialogue Effectively
Inner Dialogue is the conversation we have inside our own heads. These conversations are raw, uncensored, impolite, and often reveal the gap between what we’re thinking and what we say and do. Being able to convey that gap (that inner conflict) to readers helps them connect with your characters in a new way. This is what compelling writing is all about! Effective inner dialogue develops character voice, is an absolute must when writing in Deep POV, and reveals inner conflict.
What people are saying about Lisa’s classes
“Your notes are exceptional. Full of info and very easy to understand and follow. Thank you for that. The webinars were a nice touch and they added that personal touch that enhances the class and although I wasn’t able to attend all of them, it’s nice to go back to them and still feel like I was there…You are an amazing teacher and you should be so proud! And I’m so grateful for the class – You really helped make FB less daunting.” Debbie Haynes
“The class was well paced and informative and your notes were clear, understandable and covered the topics very well.” ~Joy Griffin Dent w/a Darcy Flynn
“Thank you Lisa for running this awesome class and for all the lessons, resources, advice and tips. You are a great teacher. I have learned so much about Facebook – I’m a complete newbie to Facebook and it would have taken me ages to figure this stuff out myself! It’s been a joy being part of the class and I look forward to being part of a thriving FB WANA group.” ~Cole Vassiliou
“I am amazed at how much I learned as a result of doing this class.” ~Sarah Brabazon
Lisa is available as a speaker at church and writer’s events and conferences. Below is a list of classes available for writers. Watch for her upcoming series of video classes Beyond Basics: An intermediate writer’s toolbox. The first class on Deep Point Of View will be available in April 2017.