Classes

My Online Writing Classes

Candid Confessions of an Author
December 2016- Hearts Through History
 April 2017- Yosemite Romance Writers

September 2017- Outreach International Romance Writers

Finished That Manuscript…Now What?
January 2017- Hearts Through History
August 2017- Outreach International Romance Writers

Killer Openings
January 2017- Outreach International Romance Writers
October 2017- Hearts Through History

Killer Openings
Class Description: Many people browse through a book store, pull a book off the shelve and read the first page. They decide right then, based on the 1st line, 1st paragraph and 1st page, whether or not they’ll buy the book. Killer Openings dissects those all-important elements. Students study good and bad openings and discuss why they do or don’t work. They also submit their own opening lines/paragraphs/pages and receive critiques from the class.

Candid Confessions of an Author
Class Description: Have you ever wondered what happens after the contract is signed? Alexa Bourne takes you on 
a candid tour of her world from the moment she received THE CALL until long after her 1st book hit the cyber shelves. 
She’ll give you the inside scoop on all the behind the scenes work that the readers and unpublished authors don’t get 
to see. She’ll give you the pros and cons, ups and downs, that accompany each step of the process, and she’ll share 
how she’s handled (or struggled with) each one. Join us for a sneak peek into the life of an author during her 1st year in publishing!

Finished That Manuscript…Now What?
Class Description: Finishing a manuscript is a major accomplishment, and it should be celebrated. But what happens when the celebration is over and you become overwhelmed with how much more is involved in getting published? 
Finished…Now What? will give students real options for what to do once that manuscript is completed. 
They will understand the various parts of a submission package. They will also research industry professionals to 
query, learn about prepping and mailing their submission and realize the importance of getting busy immediately 
with the next book.

Look what others are saying about my classes!

“Lexi is a natural teacher and this class was helpful. Thank you!”
–a student from my Yosemite RW Killer Openings class

“One of the best on-line classes I’ve ever taken.”
–a student from my Yosemite RW Killer Openings class

“Thank you so much for an enjoyable and informative class. I really learned a lot.”
                    –Dory, a student from my Hearts Through History Contests class

“Thanks for sharing your time and insight. I am so amazed that you remember all the details of the things that have happened since you published!”
~~~Kate, a student in my “Candid Confessions of a Newbie Author” class

“I’ve enjoyed the class and believe any aspiring author would greatly benefit from this program.”
~~~Amy, a student in my Candid Confessions of a Newbie Author class