Tutorials for today's writer

Ask Anything: Writing Serials

Master Instructor

Jodi Henley

Start: JULY 9, 2019

at 09:00 AM Eastern Time

End: JULY 9, 2019

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


All Levels



Jul 08 ~ 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:

New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love will join content editor Jodi Henley for this one day Q&A.

Questions writers often ask:

How can you produce more stories faster?

What is a good way to lift a backlist?

What can you do when your stories don’t feel fresh?

How can you push your algorithms on places like Amazon?


Writing serialized stories. Installments are fast and easy. We all know how a good television series picks continues for a long time with loyal viewers – those are the attributes of serialized fiction.

If you didn’t have questions before, we bet you do now. Bring them to Jodi and Dianna to find out more about this hot selling format and if it would be right for you.

Attend on your schedule: You can jump into the online classroom at any time during the day or night to ask questions (the main classroom opens the day before the workshop so you can start posting early in Jodi and Dianna’s Lecture Halls). Jodi and Dianna will be on the AWW site throughout the day (Jodi's a night owl so she'll be around in the evenings) replying and they’ll both check early the next morning for any questions posted after they signed off the evening before.

What is required to be prepared for this class?

It would be nice if you’ve published at least one book, but it's not a requirement.

Will there be homework and feedback?


Additional Information:

All questions are welcome, but please do not post story text to be critiqued or as an example. This is not a workshop but an open discussion between instructors and writers – we keep workshop registrations limited to small groups so we can provide quality instruction during the time frame allowed.

If you’re interested in a workshop on writing serials where Jodi will provide intense one-on-one instruction for a small group, please go to the ALL WORKSHOPS page and click GREAT SERIALS SELL (this 2 Day workshop will be during July 20-21, 2019).

Are you ready to take your writing to the next level?
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  • I understand that unless this workshop was specifically marked for 18 and under, that this workshop is intended for writers 18 and older.