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Spilling the TEA: Blogging for Authors ON DEMAND

Class Title: Spilling the TEA: Blogging for Authors

Instructor: Kristen Lamb

Price: $85 USD Standard

Where: ON DEMAND

***Use CODE New25 for $25 off

WhenAt your convenience

YES, this IS a THREE-HOUR CLASS, so aren't you glad y'all get a recording?

About the Class:

Whenever I mention the word "blog" writers go pale and likely envision some mindless alien life form that rolls over crowds of screaming people, then melts and absorbs them.

For clarification that is the BLOB and NOT the Blog. Though the way blogging is so frequently taught? Totally understand the confusion.

Blogging is THE most powerful form of social media, and ALSO the most misused and misunderstood (hence why writers avoid it and throw holy water on it).

Twitter could flitter and Facebook could fold but the blog will remain so long as we have an Internet. The blog has been going strong since the 90s and it's one of the best ways to establish a brand and then harness the power of that brand to drive book sales.

The best part is, done properly, a blog plays to a writer's strengths. Writers write.

Oh it is also the easiest of all forms of social media to monetize and the more love you give it, the more it will give back.

This class is going to cover:

  • How author blogs work. What's the difference in a regular blog and an author blog?
  • What do we blog about? What is going to draw readers and get them excited?
  • How do we understand the magical sorcery of Google and harness it to work our WILL? *evil laugh*
  • How can we monetize a blog? Oh no! Asking for money! Scary stuff indeed.
  • How can you cultivate a fan base of people who are uniquely YOUR fans?
  • How does a blog sell books? Because they do…seriously.

Blogging is only hard if we make it that way. This class will spill...the...tea and show you how to simplify your blog and make it one of the most enjoyable aspects of your writing career.

Remember, a FREE recording comes with purchase of the class. If you can't make the time or you just want to be able to enjoy the class and rewatch for study later on, it doesn't matter. We got you covered!

About the Instructor:

Kristen Lamb is the author of the definitive guide to social media and branding for authors, Rise of the Machines—Human Authors in a Digital World. She’s also the author of #1 best-selling books We Are Not Alone—The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer.

She’s also the author of the highly acclaimed mystery-thriller The Devil’s Dance.

Kristen has written over twelve hundred blogs and her site was recognized by Writer’s Digest Magazine as one of the Top 101 Websites for Writers. Her branding methods are responsible for selling millions of books and used by authors of every level, from emerging writers to mega authors.

 

Price: $85.00

Date: June 8, 2022

Available Spaces: Unlimited

The Dark Arts: Building Your Villain ON DEMAND

Dark Arts: Building Your Villain

Instructor: Kristen Lamb

Price: General Admission $85 USD

Use New25 for $25 off

Where: ON DEMAND

When: At Your Convenience

Class Description:

Villains are some of the most powerful characters in all of literature. Create them well and they become the substance of legend. Fail to craft them properly, though, and the reader is left with a dull, mustache-twirling plot puppet.

Flat, lifeless and...forgettable.

This class is designed to train you to dig deep into the human psyche to craft villains readers won't be able to stop talking about.

Superlative villains make for high stakes, high tension, and a knuckle-biting, page-turning read (regardless of genre).

Virtually any genre can employ (or deploy) the villain, and this class will show you how to use your villain(s) to craft a story readers won't be able to put down.

About the Instructor:

Kristen Lamb is the author of the definitive guide to social media and branding for authors, Rise of the Machines—Human Authors in a Digital World. She’s also the author of #1 best-selling books We Are Not Alone—The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer.

She’s also the author of the highly acclaimed mystery-thriller The Devil’s Dance.

Kristen has written over twelve hundred blogs and her site was recognized by Writer’s Digest Magazine as one of the Top 101 Websites for Writers. Her branding methods are responsible for selling millions of books and used by authors of every level, from emerging writers to mega authors.

Price: $85.00

Date: August 8, 2022

Available Spaces: Unlimited

World-Building 101: Worlds as Characters ON DEMAND

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Class Title: World-Building 101: Worlds as Characters

Instructor: Kristen Lamb

Price: $75 USD Standard

Where: Bad Lamb Academy Virtual Classroom/Portal Page (Big Blue Button)

***Use CODE New25 for $25 off while the code lasts

WhenAt your convenience on any compatible device

YES, this IS a THREE-HOUR CLASS, so aren't you glad y'all get a FREE recording?

About the Class:

World building is where we get to play 'Author God' and create all the intricacies that go into our world. World building informs characters (what they can and cannot do) as well as directs the plot.

Failure to do proper world-building can create DISASTER. Readers are smart and they WILL expect us (our characters) to play by a set of rules. Without a proper world or clearly crafted boundaries, readers can become easily confused.

Ah, but do it well and...

The worlds we create in fiction, especially series, are powerful enough to create a fandom that sweeps the globe and can even become inextricable parts of our culture. From Star Wars to Harry Potter to Twilight to Stranger Things and on and on, WORLD BUILDING is the stuff movies, theme parks, franchises, and events like Comic-Con are made of.

Whether you just want to have a general idea of how your world works or you want to create vast maps, empires, houses, planets, new tech or even create your own languages for your novel, this is a class to get you started.

In this class, we will cover:

  • How to create a series 'bible'
  • Understand the different 'types' of world-building one might need from 'crime fiction' (NCIS) to 'techno thrillers' (Red Storm Rising) to 'epic high fantasy' (Lord of the Rings) to science fiction (Dune/Firefly) all demand world-building
  • Creating your world's 'essence'
  • Sometimes less is more
  • Geography
  • History
  • Society/Culture
  • Rules/Limitations for Magic
  • Technology & Limitations
  • The basics of creating an 'alien' language
  • Where to begin with world building and how far to go
  • Seven Deadly Sins of World Building

 

About the Instructor:

Kristen Lamb is the author of the definitive guide to social media and branding for authors, Rise of the Machines—Human Authors in a Digital World. She’s also the author of #1 best-selling books We Are Not Alone—The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer.

She’s also the author of the highly acclaimed mystery-thriller The Devil’s Dance.

Kristen has written over twelve hundred blogs and her site was recognized by Writer’s Digest Magazine as one of the Top 101 Websites for Writers. Her branding methods are responsible for selling millions of books and used by authors of every level, from emerging writers to mega authors.

 

Price: $75.00

Date: September 1, 2022

Available Spaces: Unlimited