Articles by Kathy Carmichael
- How to Warm Up Your Pitch plus The Interactive Pitch Generator. Read my article on how to pitch to an editor or agent, then fill out the Interactive Pitch Generator. Print the form and you’re ready to pitch!
- Kathy’s Character Generator. Just fill in the fields, then press “submit” and a sentence about your character’s personality will miraculously appear.
- Fast, Easy, Painless: Writing the Short Synopsis Workshop as presented at the 2001 RWA National Conference in New Orleans. While this doesn’t include the hands-on portion of the 2002 Denver workshop, it is a more detailed version of Part I.
- Short Synopsis Handout for the above workshop (including Kathy’s Cheat Sheet but does not include the fill-in-the-blank forms)
- Fast, Easy, Painless: Writing the Short Synopsis Hands-On Workshop as presented at the 2002 Romance Writers of America National Conference in Denver. This two-hour workshop includes Part I: the first forty-five minutes of my previous year’s workshop as well as Part 2: directions on how to use the Fill-In-The-Blank forms below.
- 2002 Workshop Hand-outs and Forms (including Kathy’s Cheat Sheet and Fill-in-the-blank forms)
General Fiction Synopsis
- Writing The Fiction Synopsis This is for those who do not necessarily write romance. The workshop is designed to help other genre writers create a synopsis.
- Writing The Fiction Synopsis handout #1 and handout #2
- Endings are Hard or How to Give Your Readers That Ah! Feeling
(as presented to Tampa Area Romance Authors August 2001)
- Endings Workshop Handouts
Point of View
- Kathy’s Point of View Workshop
Kathy’s Writing Articles
- 10 Tips to Banish the Unpublished Writer Blues
- 14 Steps to Better Dialogue
- Considering Tickling a Few Funny Bones?
- Everything You Wanted To Know About… Point Of View
- Typical Contest Entry Flaws
- The Writer’s Voyage and The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
Business of Writing
- No matter whether you’re a screenwriter or a novelist, Michael Hauge gives awesome workshops and you can’t go wrong by snagging a copy of his latest book, Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds. To find out more, visit his website at www.StoryMastery.com
- Debra Dixon’s book, GMC: Goal, Motivation, and Conflict (1996) is a must-read for any aspiring novelist. To find out more, visit her web site at www.debradixon.com/writer.html