Quick Craft Crash Course

In this class, fiction author James Wade discusses what is “good” writing. He’ll introduce some basic ways to improve your writing, as well as letting you in on some secrets when it comes to breaking rules that don’t exist and finding your voice.



In this class he’ll cover:



-Examples of different styles, and deciding yours
-Conflict and tone, building blocks of crafting a good story!
-How to use setting to your advantage (this is one of Jame’s writing superpowers!)
-The importance of word choice
-Voice, for both writer and character
-How to keep improving!

Meet James

James Wade is an award-winning fiction author with twenty short stories published in various literary journals and magazines. His debut novel, ALL THINGS LEFT WILD, was released June 16, 2020 from Blackstone Publishing. His second novel, RIVER, SING OUT, also from Blackstone Publishing, was released June 8, 2021. He has 6 additional novels forthcoming from Blackstone Publishing.

James spent five years as a journalist, before serving as a legislative director at the Texas State Capitol during the 83rd Legislative Session. He also worked as a lobbyist on behalf of water conservation in Texas. 

James lives in the Texas Hill Country, with his wife and daughter. He is an active member of the Writers’ League of Texas.

Represented by Mark Gottlieb with Trident Media Group

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Course Includes

  • 2 Lessons