Tutorials for today's writer


Master Instructor

Jodi Henley

Start: APRIL 25, 2018

at 09:00 AM Eastern Time

End: APRIL 26, 2018

at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

  • Classroom opens 24 hrs before
    workshop begins
  • Classroom remains open for 20
    days after end of workshop

I signed up for Jodi's workshop on transformational arcs because of specific comments from two acquiring editors. Jodi took the time to understand my situation, the editorial feedback, and my novella, including what I could (and should) realistically accomplish in that length piece. I didn't expect to receive such detailed one-on-one feedback.

Kristine Bria


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Registration Fee



Apr 24 ~ 11:59 PM
Eastern Time

Jodi Henley is a developmental editor based in the Seattle area, Jodi specializes in character-driven fiction, and is well-known for her ability to turn theory into practical, usable bites. A big fan of the transformational character arc, emotional structure and backstory, Jodi spends her days utilizing the information in her workshops. Jodi believes that there is no one size fits all approach to learning, and has dedicated her workshops to helping people learn in a way that works for them.

Description of Workshop:

Book blurbs holding you back from moving ahead?

Very possible since that’s one of your strongest selling tools.

No interest in taking a long class?

We hear you and have the answer. Get in and get it done in one day! This blurb intensive workshop is designed for the working writer.

If you have a story, a plan and a series, an idea for a connected universe, or just need to take your current blurbs up a notch, this workshop is for you! Join NYT bestselling author, Dianna Love, author of Break Into Fiction and professional developmental editor, Jodi Henley, for a solid day of go-at-your-own-speed lessons and real-time feedback.

If you're tired of workshops that promise to help and give you an "atta boy" or two sentences in exchange for your time and money, this is for you. 

Bring your blurbs or thoughts, and covers if you have them, and load them as soon as you enter the website classroom (simple instructions will be at the top of the page) the day before the workshop starts, so we can review your material and determine your needs ahead of time (saving "you" time!). Learn how to expand your finalized blurbs for longer descriptions or condense them for taglines and ads.

Why stress over blurbs when you could be writing? Plan ahead and pack your war chest full of blurby goodies all ready to go when you’re ready to go!

Get your blurb nailed down and leave with the personalized tools to create more!


What is required to be prepared for this class?

Load up to two blurbs and covers (if you have them) the day before the workshop starts. The classroom always opens a day early. Just log in and enter through your dashboard – instructions will be stated at the top.  If you don’t have a blurb, simply answer a short set of questions listed at the top of the classroom, plus include any additional thoughts on your series, universe or books, which will help us to quickly identify key elements of your story.

It’s not necessary to have a completed book. Create your blurbs ahead of time to do advance promo.

Will there be homework and feedback?


Additional Information:

Although there won't be homework, there will be lots and lots of feedback!

THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT - But the next GREAT BLURBS FAST scheduled for JULY 25th is open for registration right now! Just click ALL WORKSHOPS in the top navigation bar.

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