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Double Your Online Lessons With a Gift Certificate

To celebrate Christmas, we are offering gift certificates for the Write Now online writing lessons.

When you purchase a gift certificate, we will double your number of classes for your favorite writing student!

When you purchase 3 months of writing lessons, we’ll double it to 6 months.

When you purchase 6 months of writing lessons, we’ll double it to  one year.

When you purchase one year of online writing lessons, we’ll double it to two years!

Select your plan, place your order, and then download a gift certificate.


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Learn to Write in a Variety of Genre & Styles

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Has anyone asked you what genre you like to write?

Do you wonder if you have a good style of writing?

Join the Write Now! online writing workshop for eight weeks  of lessons to explore genre and style in writing.

  • Using a fun exercise, get practice in writing in different styles and in various genre.
  • Get feedback and critique to improve your writing.
  • For less than the cost of one piano lesson, get a whole month of writing lessons with writing mentoring, feedback, and critique.

In this class, explore the genres of: western, science fiction, historical, romance, mystery, and practice writing different styles with suspense, comic, editorial, and more.

Go here to sign up for any of our Write Now! classes.

We offer a special discounted Write Now! for students. The student rate for writing lessons is $7.95 per month. To enroll in the Student Writing Lessons, click the subscribe button.




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Free Summer Writing Program for Students

Injoy, Inc. Summer Writing Program; injoyinc.comFree Summer Writing Program

Injoy, Inc. is hosting a FREE Summer Writing Program for students. These lessons contain ideas for students in PK through high school to write and enjoy fables!

Over the summer, students  explore how to create a Fable, with weekly lessons that explore these creative writing elements:

  • storytelling: creating a beginning, middle, and end
  • how to create interesting characters
  • how to make up a plot complete with conflict and resolution
  • using dialogue to enhance the plot
  • writing an interesting moral to the story

At the end of the summer, students under the age of nineteen can submit their fable to the Fable Contest (contest kicks off August 23, 2013). The top fifty+ fables will be published in an e-book, with prizes for several different age groups for the most interesting fables.

[box_dark]And one of the most exciting parts of our Fable Contest: The e-book will be offered for sale on-line, with proceeds going to help purchase reading and writing materials for school children in Moore, Oklahoma.[/box_dark]

So far, prizes include, but more will be added continually throughout the summer:

Sign up below to join the Summer Writing Program; students can join all summer long!

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Flash Fiction Contest

Flash Fiction writing lessons; online Write Now; injoyinc.comMore details coming soon!

But basically, we’re hosting a Flash Fiction contest for short stories less than 1000 words. Yeah–that takes real skill!

We’ll be selecting about 50 winners to be published in a compilation book, so if you’ve never been published, this is a great opportunity!

If you’ve never written Flash Fiction, we encourage you to sign up for the next online writing workshop on the subject of Flash Fiction. You’ll learn valuable skills for writing a flash fiction story, and might even increase your odds of winning a spot in the published compilation!

To sign up for the class click here. Students under 19, be sure to sign up for the reduced rate.

And mark your calendar for October 18, 2013, the deadline to enter the Flash Fiction Contest. Be sure to like us on Facebook to get all the latest info about contest rules and deadlines.

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How to Write A Fable

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How To Write a Fable: Exploring Characters, Plot, and Theme

Fables are one of the most interesting story styles. They are generally short, but include interesting characters, a plot that contains a wallop, and a theme that keeps you thinking long after you finish reading the story–possibly coming back to your memory years later. Remember the tortoise and the hare?

In learning to write a fable, a writer hones their story telling skills, builds an interesting and memorable plot with conflict and humor, develops interesting characters, and weaves it all together with a theme that has value–a moral to the story.

Sign up for the Online Writing Workshop to learn how to write a fable. Students younger than nineteen can subscribe at the special student rate.

Injoy, Inc. is also offering a basic FREE Summer Writing Program for students to learn how to write a fable. Sign up here. The difference between the FREE Summer Writing Program How To Write a Fable, and the Write Now! Online Writing Workshop is that students in the writing workshop have individualized instruction with a writing mentor, which includes feedback, critique, revision, editing, and important constructive critique that will help students hone their writing skills. Students in the Write Now! Online Writing Workshop will write several fables over the course of the 8-week class, with an opportunity to submit all of their fables to the Fable Contest.

Write Now Online Writing Workshop

Write Now is an online writing workshop experience which includes weekly writing help in the form of optional assignments, encouragement, writing tips, and critique to make your story even better. You will have access to writing exercises, Q&A, chats, and more. The cost to participate in the Write Now online workshops is $9.95 per month; $7.95 for students. You can cancel at any time. To enroll in Write Now, simply click the subscribe button.

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Student Writing Lessons

We also offer a special discounted Write Now! for students. The student rate for writing lessons is $7.95 per month. To enroll in the Student Writing Lessons, click the subscribe button.




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Flash Fiction Online Writing Class

Flash Fiction writing lessons; online Write NowFlash Fiction is a literary form that takes a few elements, and tells a story very quickly.

It’s a great tool for a writer to have in their writer’s toolbelt! It is difficult to write a good Flash Fiction story, but it also feels very good–like stretching muscles during a workout makes a person feel healthy and fit.

[quote]Charles Dickens could probably take 14 pages to describe the wart on someone’s chin (because he was being paid by the word), but Flash Fiction tells a story in less than 1000 words, complete with interesting characters, compelling plot, established setting, etc.[/quote]

Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway once made a bet with some other writers that he could write a short story in six words. He won the bet with this short story that contains all the elements of a story (beginning, middle, end), as well as conveying emotion and creating a bigger story, as it allows the reader to fill in the blanks of the story and continue writing it in their head and heart:

[quote]FOR SALE: baby shoes. Never worn.[/quote]

Flash Fiction is a style of story telling that very quickly creates a compelling story without wasting a lot of words, but still has a beginning, middle, end, compelling story line, interesting characters, and a plot twist that leaves the reader thinking about the story long after the words have been read. Writing Flash Fiction is a great skill to learn.

Sign up for the Flash Fiction Online Writing Class for assignments, examples, video instruction, feedback, writing prompts, and mentoring from writers to learn how to write in this style. Publishing opportunities available, too.

Free gift for you! Download the first Flash Fiction lesson for free.

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FlaFlash Fiction writing lessons; online Write Nowsh Fiction is a literary form that takes a few basic elements (larger than life character, thought-provoking story line, quick conflict), and tells a story very quickly.

Charles Dickens could probably take 14 pages to describe the wart on someone’s chin (because he was being paid by the word), but Flash Fiction tells a story in less than 1000 words, complete with interesting characters, compelling plot, established setting, etc.

Writing a Flash Fiction story, gives you another great tool to have in your writer’s toolbelt! You will be surprised at how difficult it is to write Flash Fiction–but it will also feel very good–like stretching your muscles during a workout makes you feel healthy and fit.

Sign up for the online writing classes, and be sure to take advantage of the special rate for students.

 

WriteNow!-webfree workshop, flash fiction smallIn this eight-week session of Write Now, we’ll take you through the process of writing a Flash Fiction story and explore:

  • how to pick a topic
  • theme
  • character development
  • ways to use dialog and setting to enhance the story
  • and then we’ll write it, and revise it, talk about it, and share it!
  • And you might be invited to publish your story!

One winner will receive an eight-week membership to Write Now for this Flash Fiction session.

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Flash Fiction; How To Write A Short Story

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Anyone can write a book, but it takes talent to write a short story!

To establish interesting characters, create a compelling plot, and weave in conflict and resolution in less than 1000 words takes skill and effort!

Flash fiction is a style of fictional literature that can be as short as 300 words, or might be capped at a 1000 word limit. It’s kind of a break-time story; flash fiction is the kind of story you can sit down and read while eating a candy bar during break-time. And wouldn’t you like to write a story that leaves the reader going back to work wondering about what might happen next?!

The next session of Write Now will explore the elements of a good short story.

When you subscribe to Write Now, you will have the opportunity to participate in online classes that contain some of these features:

  • writing lessons
  • feedback and critique from authors and writing coaches
  • opportunity to interact with other writers
  • chances to see your writing published
  • videos and other resources
  • encouragement
  • writing tips
  • Q & A and more

The fee to sign up for a whole month of Write Now writing lessons is less than you would pay for one piano lesson or one movie; you can unsubscribe at any time.

Click here to enroll in the next session of Write Now for the student rate of  $7.95 per month; you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe button.



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Write Now Online Writing Workshop: Point of View

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Point of view is how the story-teller views the story.

What do they see? How? Why?

Common Points of View:

  •     First Person (a character is telling the story, and you only know what they know). Uses I, me, my a lot.
  •     Second Person (written as though the reader is the main character: you jump out of bed, and suddenly realized that you aren’t in Kansas anymore). Uses you.
  •     Third Person (written from a character or narrator or some other observer’s point of view). Uses he, she, they, it.
  •    Omniscient and Limited Omniscient: the person telling the story is all-knowing. They know what everyone is thinking, and feeling, and what they have done or are going to do. Uses person’s names.

[quote]For example, if Tommy drops a glass, and it shatters, how do we know what Mother is thinking? In first person, second person, and third person, we can’t read her mind, but we can read her mood by her words, her actions, and her facial expressions! In omniscient POV, we can jump over to Mother, and read her thoughts, and her feelings, and her mood from her own point of view.
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Writing Exercise:

Just for fun, take a common nursery rhyme, and retell it from a different point of view in less than 300 or 400 words. Use the selected example of Humpty Dumpty, or pick another one you like– maybe Jack and Jill, or Alice in Wonderland, or Mary had a little lamb.

Example:  Humpty Dumpty is told from third person (they couldn’t put him back together again). Try writing it from another point of view.

  • First person: I was sitting on a wall, and the wind began to blow, and I began to totter, and. . .
  • Second person: You’re sitting on a wall, and suddenly you’re not. Suddenly you realize you have egg on your face. . .
  • Third person: Try writing this from the perspective of a bystander, or one of the king’s men. “Hey, does anyone have any superglue?” one of the men called out, as he knelt beside the wall. . .
  • Omniscient: There was a loud crack as the egg splatted on the ground. Meanwhile, in the castle, the king’s men were putting on their armor. . .

After you finish your point of view writing exercise, try writing from another point of view. Then go to your bookshelf and see if you have an old nursery rhyme book, and identify all the points of view in the rhymes. It’s good practice!

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Using Pinterest For Your WIP

With so many online tech tools for writers to choose from, here’s one that is just plain fun!

Pinterest is an online bulletin board that allows you to capture and organize pictures and links to websites.

[quote]It’s basically a graphical idea file![/quote]

You might already use Pinterest to track your favorite recipes and home decorating ideas, but have you ever considered using it to organize your ideas for your writing projects?

I’ve just begun to use Pinterest, and you can go follow me at Shari Popejoy to see how I have begun to collect character, setting, and cover design ideas.

If you’d like to learn more about how to use Pinterest to help you organize your creative writing projects, sign up for a FREE online writing workshop. Our graphic designer and savvy Pinterest user, Laurel will show you how to use Pinterest to make your characters and setting come alive right before your eyes, both for your own creativity, and to help in the design process.

Go here and like Injoy’s Facebook page, and we’ll post the date and details about the FREE online writing workshop coming up in December. Or sign up for the next issue of our FREE newsletter for details about the online writing workshop, writing contest, and more.


 

 

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