Guest Blog

Guest Blog Post – Rita Potter and Lori G. Matthews

Today, we're excited to feature a guest post from Writing Academy graduates, Rita Potter and Lori G. Matthews who met during their time in the academy and got together to create an excellent project! Rita Potter: How did two students from the Writing Academy decide to collaborate on a zany superhero story? I’ll let Lori… Continue reading Guest Blog Post – Rita Potter and Lori G. Matthews

Inside the Writing Academy, Tips and Tricks

Point of View

This week, we're talking about point of view in the writing academy. Choosing the point of view for your novel is sometimes the hardest decision to make. Do you want to stay in the head of your main character? Do you want to switch back and forth between two? Are you looking for an up-close… Continue reading Point of View

Inside the Writing Academy

Love Is In the Air!

Anna Burke will be joining the WA this week to teach about the beats of a romance novel. Structure is important in any novel, but the beats of a romance are different from the journeys and plot points of other works. After all, a romance should have, at the very least, a meet-cute and a first… Continue reading Love Is In the Air!

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Conflicted: The Art of Crafting Tension, Challenges, and Uncertainty

This week, author Sheree L. Greer joins the Writing Academy to discuss the craft of adding conflict to your story. Conflict is arguably the most important dramatic device used to drive narratives. Conflict keeps a reader guessing whether a challenge will be met, a goal will be achieved, or a character will be able to… Continue reading Conflicted: The Art of Crafting Tension, Challenges, and Uncertainty

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Getting Flashed

Writing Flash Fiction Workshop | Guest Blog by Finnian Burnett This week in the GCLS Writing Academy, I’m giving a workshop on flash fiction. I’m enamored with flash and not just because I’m an instant gratification person. (Though that is certainly true.) I love the brevity. I love being forced to develop a character in… Continue reading Getting Flashed

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Poetry for Fiction Writers

Join us 10/16/2021 when poet Arhm Choi Wild drops by the Writing Academy to share wisdom, laughter, and tips on how fiction writers can venture into the domain of creating poetry. Wild, is a queer, Korean-American poet who grew up in the slam community of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and went on to perform across the… Continue reading Poetry for Fiction Writers

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Writing Diverse Characters

The Writing Academy was excited to have Tagan Shepard (she/her) give a special class to our students on Writing Diverse Characters. As the GCLS Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Tagan takes seriously the idea of educating writers and helping writers educate themselves when writing about experiences outside of their own lived reality.  Tagan talked to… Continue reading Writing Diverse Characters

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Writing How?

What the last 18 months has taught me about my craft by Ona Marae I graduated from the Golden Crown Literary Society’s Writing Academy in 2016, at the Washington, DC convention. It was a time of questions. The massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando had been a month before. Extra consideration went into security… Continue reading Writing How?

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How it All Started

Post originally appeared on http://www.klgallagher.com, August 2021 Opportunity has a way of poking its head out when you least expect it. For me, it happened in July 2020. I was doom scrolling on Facebook when I came across an auction to help a Lesfic author in need of a medical procedure. Numerous wonderfully supportive Lesfic… Continue reading How it All Started

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The One-on-One Difference You’ll Get at the Writing Academy

As a student at the Golden Crown Literary Society's Writing Academy, you'll have access to an amazing education. You'll also have the opportunity to gain one-on-one mentorship through the Academy's unique mentorship program, which pairs you with an experienced author who will read your work, provide thoughtful feedback, and answer your questions as you continue… Continue reading The One-on-One Difference You’ll Get at the Writing Academy