Thursday, August 4, 2016

Creating Great Characters seminar - enrolling NOW

Hi, this is Art . . .
I wanted to say thanks for the excellent turnout for the 10 Steps to Building a Better Story seminar last month.  It seems that the inclusion of the workbook with the seminar made a huge difference for many of you.
Here are a couple of reviews:

“I couldn’t believe how helpful the workbook was! Within about an hour I was able to see my complete story – something that I had been working on for six months” – Adrian R.
Brilliant!  I’m going to use the workbook and seminar every time I write a new story.  I had never considered these steps before – so simple and yet so important!” – Yolanda S.

But I am particularly excited about this month’s seminar, Creating Great Characters
It became clear to me years ago when I started working with professional writers that, while we talk about plot, the real strength and excitement in our stories comes from our characters.  It’s what most writers spend the most time on - but few really understand how it’s great characters that make the story.
. . . And, most importantly, how it is that those great characters that turn readers into fans.
Think of the famous characters you love - like Sherlock Holmes, Captain Jack Sparrow, Scarlet O’Hara, Tony Soprano, Harry Potter, Woody and Buzz Lightyear – and how they not only bring their stories to life, but make you long for even more of their adventures.
You want that in the books you read and the movies you watch . . .
. . . and I know  you want that in the stories you write.

So, in terms of your own writing, ask yourself
  • Do my characters stand out?  Do they pop off the page?
  • Are they powerful and interesting enough to support my new story – or the trilogy I’m writing?
  • Do they sometimes “act” in ways that I do not want?
  • Do I sometimes not know how they should react   or what to do next?
  • Do my first readers not find my heroes as interesting as I do?
I know myself that – even though I may be excited about a given character doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the right one to make that connection with the audience.  In so many cases, I had found that the reason I and many others writers lost interest and momentum in the middle of their story is that we were forcing the character to fit the plot, and not the plot to fit the character.

So . . . how can we create powerful and compelling characters each and every time?
We start by thinking of your characters in a whole new way.
In Creating Great Characters seminar, you’ll learn:
  • How to create characters that are unique to you, that come naturally from your own creativity
  • The five characters that every story should have
  • How to let your subconscious create your best characters
  • How your character’s behaviors and habits are the key to a great story
  • How to naturally develop that all important connection between you and your readers.
Last year, I created this Elements of Story tele-seminar to share the techniques and tools of professional writers. This represents my years as a writing consultant and I wanted the series teach you the most important things every writer needs to know
And, most importantly, his audio seminar comes with its own workbook  - that you can use again and again on each new story you write - to get the absolute best out of your talent.   By just answering the questions in the workbook, you will come to know your characters intimately. You’ll learn things about your characters that you never knew before. . .

You’ll be ready to hit the ground running every time you sit down to write.

The seminar and workbook – the entire study course - is usually $79, but is now available to you -  - for just $37 for a limited time - if you act now.

To order, you can either:

(1)   Send $37 to PayPal (to account:


(2)   Send a check for $37 to

Art Holcomb
3404 Donder Court
Riverside, CA 92507-4033

The seminar will be sent out on
August 20th - and the special price of $37 is good until then.  After that, the price will return to $79. The seminar will be available to you forever - you'll be able to click on the link and listen to it on your computer or smartphone whenever you like.
Imagine, having a tool you can use on each new story to make it better, deeper, and more compelling to your reader and prospective publisher.

A professional tool that can
make a real difference in your career.

It’s time to supercharge your writing.
Won’t you join us?

All the best -and
keep writing!