Take your writing to the next level and discover your true writing voice (s) in this supportive, communal online event.
I've read dozens of books on writing style.
For this guide, I wrote up the best of those lessons in simple, easy to follow language.
Solve these writing problems
Where to put the most important word in a sentence?
Is it better to focus the reader's attention on verbs or nouns?
Why does "hypotactic" writing make your reader turn pages faster?
Learning about these writing techniques, and trying them out in practice sessions, has noticeably affected my ability to communicate and to express myself more vividly.
Over five-thousand novelists, bloggers, and freelancers have read, shared, and commented on these essays.
Awesome, incredible, organic, accepting. Without having to pull out the Thesaurus - it was great!
This has been better than any Convention I've been to; better than my MFA program; better than most workshopping or retreats.
The summit overall was terrific! The presenters were amazing!
Not only did I learn new techniques for plotting, I also received affirmation on things I was already doing in my writing. This summit could be hard to top.
This was a Plot Summit; you were clear on the theme and you absolutely met and exceeded my expectations.
All the tips for making my writing better and all the "aha!" moments are the best part of the event.
Amazing depth of content made available to a wide audience for free
I love that it was basically divided into beginning, middle and end in terms of structuring a novel.
The participation of the attendees and the range from beginners to published people. You have no idea how much this event changed my writing life.
This summit was five days of targeted value. Each speaker delivered specific techniques for different aspects of plotting novels.
For many writers, words like "style" and "voice" can be a little mysterious, even anxiety-provoking. After all, don't we all have our own unique style, just by being a unique human being? And if I don't have a "voice," how come I'm already speaking -- and writing? And do you expect me to remember a whole list of grammatical rules?
Additionally, we may also feel like "the story" is the key, not the words we use to tell it. Fix the plot and you'll be fine -- no one who is enjoying your book cares about the third sentence on page 87, right?
Here's a better way to think of style: it's where everything starts. Style is how you put words on the page. And the feel of those words, your voice, is how your reader first makes contact with your characters, your story, your world.
That's how I see "style": your bridge to your reader.
We couldn't be more excited about our lineup. Which talks will you be checking out?
The goal for this event is to demystify writing style, help you develop an unforgettable voice, build an easy and effective style toolkit, and to offer specific tips on the thorniest aspects of narrative prose, such as dialogue.
You'll finish this summit with new frameworks to write a compelling sentence and a fresh appreciation of the books you love the most.
Style & Voice is 100% free to watch live. You can attend every talk and catch the replays for up to 24 hours after each session airs.
However, for the full experience, you should get the All Access Pass. This pass gives you on-going access to all the replays (what people sometimes call "lifetime access") as well as a series of great bonuses.
If the pass is still on early bird pricing, get it now!
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Lynne “The 3 sessions on the character first novel were so timely for me and really helped me with a new story.”
Kayla M. "It has already enhanced my WIP for NaNoWriMo"
Adele S. “You covered everything. From how to write a novel to how to publish it. Great context. Very well organized. ”
Leah S. “The conference provided a wealth of useful and inspiring information. It was fantastic!”
Charles S. “The memories were pleasantly surprising and inspiring because it was explained from different perspectives.”
Charlie K. “ All the resources were really useful and everyone was so warm and welcoming.”
Mary M. "I appreciated the hour or two breaks between the presentations because most of us are multi-tasking. I did miss one morning so have to catch up. The Plot Pass made that worry free.”
Patrick M. "It feels great! Lots of different ideas!"