Announcing the Lost Boys Press Academy for Writers!
We’re offering FREE education by creators for creators in our new on-line academy.
With this platform, writers from all across the world can log in and take courses on writing, editing, marketing, and more!
We don’t charge for our classes and offer them to help bolster the community of writers we love!
If you do find value and/or want to say thanks, we do accept gratuity.
All tips go toward helping run Lost Boys Press to further our pursuit of delivering bold, daring, and diverse works of fiction!
Writing a Killer Novel w/Chad Ryan
Join Chad Ryan, author of Ghost River, as he walks through the creative process for developing and drafting a novel!
This course is taught at a self-pace. New lessons available every Monday until the course is complete.
Here is the syllabus for “Writing a Killer Novel w/Chad Ryan.”
- This course is non-genre-specific.
- For beginning & intermediate writers.
- Part 1: Pre-Work
Writer’s Block (of Time) – You Need a Schedule
Wordsmith Training – How to Measure Your Output
- The One Sentence Outline – Story Pitching
The Dissection of a Novel & Story Beats
- Heroes & Villains and the Arc to Change
- Pantsing vs. Outlining vs. Hybrid Story Planning
- Perspectives – Selecting the Right POV
Part 2: Drafting & Revision
Drafting Principles – 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Tension & The Anatomy of Scenes
Mastering Real Talk (Dialogue)
Hitting BIG Moments & Reader Payoff
Ultimate Revision Checklist