Class Reviews

This page will contain the master list of classes I’ve taken and will eventually be cross referenced with teacher, vendor, summary, and review.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the classes I’ve taken.

My Personality Tests Results

In progress – Class Count 2

Class NameVendor LinkTeacherFormat
2020 July Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts being edited are posted on website
2019 Publish and Thrivehttps://heartbreathings.teachable.com/p/publish-and-thrive/Sarra CannonRewatching videos

2020 Class Count 10

Class NameVendor LinkTeacherFormat
2020 Jan Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts being edited are either posted on website or via email
2020 Jan Fake It Till you Make Ithttp://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/
Kerry BlaisdellVia email – Groups.io
2020 Jan Press Kits for Writershttp://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/
https://kathrynjane.com/ has other vendors she goes through
Kathryn JaneVia email – Groups.io
2020 Feb Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts being edited are posted on website
2020 Mar Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts being edited are posted on website
2020 April Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts being edited are posted on website
2020 May Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts being edited are posted on website
Deep POVhttps://evident-ink.teachable.com/p/deep-povDawn from EvidentInkTeachable class
2020 June SYS Challengehttps://theauthorsuccessmastermind.com/superchargeyourscene/  J Thorn5 days – videos released each day; FB group support
2020 June Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts being edited are posted on website

2019 Class Count  14

Class NameVendor linkTeacherFormat
2019 Jan Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts were posted on class website
2019 Mel Jolly’s Master Plan Boot Campwww.authorrx.comMel Jolly30-minute private coaching call
Online class. Limited access
2019 Feb Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts were posted on class website
2019 Mar Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts were posted on class website
2019 April Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts were posted on class website
2019 May Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts were posted on class website
2019 June Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts were posted on class website
2019 July Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts were posted on class website
2019 Aug Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts were posted on class website
2019 Sept Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts were posted on class website
2019 Oct Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts were posted on class website
2019 Nov Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts were posted on class website
2019 Dec Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts were posted on class website
2019 Publish and Thrivehttps://heartbreathings.teachable.com/p/publish-and-thrive/Sarra CannonVideo and workbook. Sarra did answer questions.

2018 Class Count  33

Class NameVendor LinkTeacherFormat
2018 Jan 30 release planNina Harrington
2018 Jan Active vs. Passive Voicehttp://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/Alicia Rasley emails via yahoo groups
2018 Jan Showing vs Tellinghttp://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/Laurie Sandersemails via yahoo groups
2018 Jan Scrivenerhttp://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/Pat HaggertySent Videos!
via yahoo groups,
2018 Feb GMChttp://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/Alicia Rasley emails via yahoo groups
2018 Feb Deep POV Part 1http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/Laurie Sandersemails via yahoo groups
2018 Feb Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts were posted on class website
2018 Mar Deep POV IIhttp://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/Laurie Sandersemails via yahoo groups
2018 Mar Dialoghttp://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/Alicia Rasley emails via yahoo groups
2018 Mar Revision Grouphttps://www.margielawson.com/course-catalog/Suzanne PurvisOnline venue
2018 Apr Characters off the pagehttp://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/Alicia Rasley emails via yahoo groups
2018 Apr Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.net/Laurie SandersExcerpts were posted on class website
2018 Apr Deep POV IIIhttp://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/Laurie Sandersemails via yahoo groups
2018 Apr Lake House ImmersionPrivate Venue
2018 May Anatomy of a Great Beginning Part 1http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/Laurie Sandersemails via yahoo groups
2018 May Story Structurehttp://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/Beth Barany emails via yahoo groups
2018 Jun The Anatomy of a Strong Beginninghttp://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/Laurie Sandersemails via yahoo groups
2018 Jun Grammarhttp://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/Alicia Rasley emails via yahoo groups
2018 Jun Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts were posted on class website
2018 Jul Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts were posted on class website
2018 Jul Write Better Faster 2.0https://betterfasteracademy.com/Becca Symeonline venue
2018 Aug Story Expansionhttp://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/Sally J. Walker emails via yahoo groups
2018 Aug Playing Hide and Seekhttp://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/Frank Ahearn emails via yahoo groups
2018 Sept Writing on the Anxiety Curvehttp://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/Sally J. Walkeremails via yahoo groups
2018 Sept Strengths for Writershttps://betterfasteracademy.com/Becca Symeonline venue
2018 Oct Writers Blockhttp://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/Laurie Sandersemails via yahoo groups
2018 Oct Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts were posted on class website
2018 Nov Yellow Highlighter Classhttp://www.lauriesplace.netLaurie SandersExcerpts were posted on class website
2018 Beta Deep POV immersionDawnAlexanderBooks.Com Dawn Alexandervia email and group video call
David Farland – Heinlein five ruleshttps://mystorydoctor.com/online-workshops/David Farlandrecorded videos – no teacher interaction – limited access
David Farland – Writing for MG and YAhttps://mystorydoctor.com/online-workshops/David Farlandrecorded videos – no teacher interaction – limited access

2017 – Class Count 39

Class NameVendorTeacherFormat
2017 FAB 30 (3 months)https://www.margielawson.com/course-catalog/online platform
2017 Jan Haven Series Class
2017 Jan Rose Self Editing
2017 Jan Sizzling Synopsishttps://www.margielawson.com/course-catalog/Suzanne Purvisonline platform
2017 Feb Fast Draft
2017 Feb Writing revision or retreat bootcamphttps://www.margielawson.com/course-catalog/Suzanne Purvis
2017 Feb Write More Better
2017 Mar 30 Days to Stronger Novel
2017 Mar BIAW (book in a week)KOD – RWA chapteremails
2017 Mar Intro world building
2017 April Fast First Draft
2017 April FPP Pitch Session
2017 April Scrivener
2017 May Anthropology
2017 May Novel In Month Sherry
2017 May Self-Publishing
2017 May Staking the Stakeshttps://www.margielawson.com/course-catalog/online platform
2017 Jun Author Brandinghttps://www.margielawson.com/course-catalog/
2017 Jun Back Cover Copy – Shoot Me Now
2017 Jun Deep POV
2017 Jun Developing a Vocabulary for Writing Love Sceneshttp://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/Laurie Sandersemails via yahoo groups
2017 Jun I Dare You
2017 Jun Transform Your Story into a Successful Seriesnot sureMarie Forceemails via yahoo groups
2017 Jun Write workshop
2017 Jun Writing Erotic Romance and Erotica
2017 July Profitable blog
2017 Aug Intersection of Plot, Character and Conflict. Part http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/Laurie Sandersemails via yahoo groups
2017 Aug Ta Da, How to Put Funny on the Pagehttps://www.margielawson.com/course-catalog/
2017 Aug MS is Done. Now What?https://www.margielawson.com/course-catalog/
2017 Aug Schmoozing 101https://www.margielawson.com/course-catalog/
2017 Aug Series vs Serials
2017 Sep Intersection of Plot, Character and Conflict Part 2http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/Laurie Sandersemails via yahoo groups
2017 Sep Sizzling Synopsishttps://www.margielawson.com/course-catalog/Suzanne Purvisonline venue
2017 Oct Intersection of Plot, Character, and Conflict Part 3http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/Laurie Sandersemails via yahoo groups
2017 Oct Newsletter
2017 Oct Strange Fiction
2017 Nov Blogging is necessary for success and You have the time
2017 Dec PIXAR emotional core
2017 Dec POV shifts

2016 – Class Count 15

Most of these were https://www.margielawson.com/course-catalog/

  • 2016 Jan Empowering Character Emotions
  • 2016 Jan Power up your Setting
  • 2016 Feb Virtues, Vices, and Plots!
  • 2016 Feb Writing Body Language and Dialogue
  • 2016 Mar Deep Editing
  • 2016 Apr Shirley Jump’s Rule of Six
  • 2016 Jun Writing Compelling Scenes
  • 2016 Aug Show Don’t Tell
  • 2016 Aug Sizzling Synopsis
  • 2016 Sep Revision Retreat
  • 2016 Sept Rose Plotting
  • 2016 Oct Immersion
  • 2016 Nov Crafting 3D Worlds on 2D Pages
  • 2016 Nov Battling the Basics The Essentials of Writing
  • 2016 Dec Create Vivid Villains, Memorable Sidekicks and a Cast of Captivating Characters

2015 – Class Count 9

  • 2015 Feb Deepening Character
  • 2015 Feb Write Dialogue with a Psychological Punch
  • 2015 Jul Gesture Crutches
  • 2015 Jul Procrastination Seminar
  • 2015 Aug Scene and Sequel
  • 2015 Sep Creating Compelling Characters
  • 2015 Sep Story Structure Safari
  • 2015 Nov Deep POV
  • 2015 Dec Class revision

Backlog – Class Count 36

  • Mark Dawson Author 101
  • Autocrit repetition
  • Autocrit dialog
  • Autocrit Nightmare Fuel
  • 2017 RWA Conference CD
  • 2018 RWA Conference – 10 takeaways from
  • 2018 RWA Conference – Conflict Is Key
  • 2018 RWA Conference – Deep Point of View
  • 2018 RWA Conference – Eliciting Emotion How to Hook Your Readers Heart
  • 2018 RWA Conference – Five Ways to Make your Characters More Lovable and Believable
  • 2018 RWA Conference – Happier Endings
  • 2018 RWA Conference – How to Transform a Good Book into a Great Book
  • 2018 RWA Conference – Key Elements to Create a Successful Series
  • 2018 RWA Conference – Make Your Ads More Effective
  • 2018 RWA Conference – The First 100 Pages of Your Novel
  • 2018 RWA Conference – The Winning Website
  • 2018 RWA Conference – The Writer’s Guide To Getting It All Done
  • 2018 RWA Conference – Writing Quickly
  • 30 Day Marketing Challenge
  • David Farland – Kick start your career
  • David Farland – Magnificent Middles
  • David Farland – Promising Starts
  • David Farland – Recharging Your Creative Batteries
  • David Farland – Rewriting
  • David Farland – The story Puzzle
  • David Farland – World-building
  • David Farland – Writing Mastery I & II
  • Holly Lisle – 7 day revision class
  • Holly Lisle – Create Character Clinic
  • Holly Lisle – Culture Clinic
  • Holly Lisle – How to think Sideways
  • Holly Lisle – Language Clinic
  • Holly Lisle – Page turning scenes
  • Holly Lisle – Plot Clinic

7 thoughts on “Class Reviews

    • I’ve really liked it. I like that I can retake it. She has a great style of presenting and has so much information. The fb group has been helpful as well. You are welcome to send an email if you have specific questions.

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