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November

Featured Editors Panel:
Behind the Scenes of an Edit

If you’ve ever wondered about the tools editors use and different levels of editing, this is the panel discussion for you. In this session, our panelists will talk with us about Behind the Scenes of an Edit, including discussing topics like:
  • What tools editors use — and why.
  • How long to expect an edit to take.
  • The different levels of editing — and what happens if you expect one level of editing but turn out to need another.
  • Why asking for line editing plus “please keep an eye out for story issues” is actually a comprehensive edit (and therefore more expensive).
  • The difference between editing rounds vs. editing passes.
  • How far ahead to schedule an edit.
  • Whether it matters what other projects your editor is working on.
Our panelists will take questions from our participants as well. This is an incredible opportunity to ask questions of (and get to know) three professional editors. 
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11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific Time

Online Zoom Event

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November Events

November Theme: Finishing Strong

November 2

With the end of 2021 on the horizon, now’s the time to think about how you can finish strong with writing.

Where would you like to be by the end of the year?

How will you ensure you get there?

Join the Called to Write coaching community and attend our kickoff event for the month’s theme, FINISH STRONG, and get all the support, coaching, and camaraderie you need to make the most of your writing between now and the end of the year.

Receive access to all our free-for-members events including daily writing sprints, coaching events, and more.

Free for Called to Write members. Writers may join at any time, all writers are welcome.

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11:30 a.m. Pacific Time

Online Zoom Event @ Called to Write

Writer’s Coaching Event

November 9

Writer’s Coaching session for Called to Write members, held via Zoom.

Free for Called to Write members. Writers may join at any time, all writers are welcome.

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11:30 a.m. Pacific Time

Online Zoom Event @ Called to Write

Writer’s Coaching Event

November 16

Writer’s Coaching session for Called to Write members, held via Zoom.

Free for Called to Write members. Writers may join at any time, all writers are welcome.

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11:30 a.m. Pacific Time

Online Zoom Event @ Called to Write

Featured Editors Panel:
Behind the Scenes of an Edit 

November 30

Ask the Editors! Our Featured Editors, Martha Hayes, Beth Hill, and Lisa Poisso speak to our Called to Write members, held via Zoom.

Free for Called to Write members. Writers may join at any time, all writers are welcome.

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11:30 a.m. Pacific Time

Online Zoom Event @ Called to Write

December Events

Construct Compelling Characters 

December 2

Online course at Script University.

In this course offered through Script University, via online lectures, supplemental readings, video clips, and written assignments and exercises, we’ll consider how character affects all other aspects of story, including plot, theme, and structure, how to build a protagonist with whom the audience identifies, the necessity of empathy and sympathy in crafting character, and how a character’s own shortcomings allow for these, how to both use and play against character types and tropes, the relationship between character arc and plot arcand more.

I provide feedback on weekly assignments and course discussions.

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Two Week Intensive

Online Course at Script University

December Theme: Reflections

December 7

Join the Called to Write coaching community and attend our kickoff event for the month’s theme, REFLECTIONS, and get all the support, coaching, and camaraderie you need to make the most of your writing between now and the end of the year.

Receive access to all our free-for-members events including daily writing sprints, coaching events, and more.

Free for Called to Write members. Writers may join at any time, all writers are welcome.

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11:30 a.m. Pacific Time

Online Zoom Event @ Called to Write

Story Craft Q&A with Jeff Lyons 

December 9

Jeff Lyons, the founder of StoryGeeks, is an author, screenwriter, and story development consultant with more than 25 years’ experience in the publishing and entertainment industries. His writing has appeared in Writer’s Digest Magazine, Script Magazine, The Writer Magazine, and Writing Magazine (UK). He has two books on story development published through Focal Press/Routledge.

Jeff joins Called to Write on a monthly basis to talk story craft, story development, premise lines, and more. Find out how to keep the middle of your story from being mushy!

Free for Called to Write members. Writers may join at any time, all writers are welcome.

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1:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Online Zoom Event @ Called to Write

Writer’s Coaching Event

December 14

Writer’s Coaching session for Called to Write members, held via Zoom.

Free for Called to Write members. Writers may join at any time, all writers are welcome.

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11:30 a.m. Pacific Time

Online Zoom Event @ Called to Write

2022 Events

January Theme: Visioning

January 4

Join the Called to Write coaching community and attend our kickoff event for the month’s theme, VISIONING, and get all the support, coaching, and camaraderie you need to make the most of your writing in 2022.

Receive access to all our free-for-members events including daily writing sprints, coaching events, and more.

Free for Called to Write members. Writers may join at any time, all writers are welcome.

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11:30 a.m. Pacific Time

Online Zoom Event @ Called to Write

Deep Dive Writing Intensive

Early 2022

Next Deep Dive Writing Intensive.

Two weeks. You + writing + support = massive progress on your book or script.

Next dates TBA.

Join the mailing list for updates.