I’m Teaching a Workshop!

Hi y’all!

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May 4, 2022

I’m so excited to announce my workshop The Essentials of Characterization and Plotting that will begin at the end of June for Savvy Authors. As soon as I get a link for you to sign up I’ll post it.


Instructor: Tambra Nicole Kendall


Characterization, plot, GMC, saggy middle, viewpoint, worldbuilding, tension

Course length: 4 weeks

Date: June 27, 2022 to July 24, 2022

This workshop material is for beginning and intermediate writers, but all are welcome!

Having a good foundation in fiction writing skills is vital. Our goal is to keep readers turning the pages and buying more of our books. Join me as we learn and discuss the techniques of characterization and plot and their relationship. Ready to get started? Here are a few of the lesson topics:

  • Brainstorming: various ways to brainstorm your ideas
  • Backstory, using plot sketches, show, don’t tell
  • Creating three-dimensional characters
  • World building, and more!

This workshop also includes a mini course on writing hot.

I hope you’ll join me for this workshop on characterization and plotting plus all the other fun aspects of writing!

Hugs, Tambra

Tambra Nicole Kendall: New Workshop at Savvy Authors in January 2015


I’ll be teaching a month-long workshop, Weaving Together Characterization and Plot at Savvy Authors. It’s from January  15,2015 to February 8, 2015. Characterization and Plot aren’t separate and somewhere in the middle they muddle together to form a story. If your characters are weak, unmotivated and flat, the reader/agent/editor isn’t going to care.

A predictable plot likewise will make the reader/agent/editor feel like they’ve wasted their time. Learning how characterization and plotting affect each other plus other methods such as GMC, the difference between plot and story, and how to avoid a sagging middle are areas addressed in the workshop.

Understanding and learning these areas of writing can help when you’re editing. How? By having the knowledge to identify specific character issues and plot problems you’ll know what to do and how to fix them while saving time in the whole writing process. Let me point out, if you’re at the beginning stage of your writing journey this is something for you to work toward.

I have taught genre fiction creative writing online and on site at my local college since 1994. In the past, I was a content editor for a few e-publishers and small press. Teaching is something I enjoy and my goal is to share some of what I know to help other writers.

I do hope you’ll join me for this workshop at Savvy Authors. If you know anyone who would be interested please pass this information along.

Savvy Authors is a wonderful writer’s resource. I taught for them a few years ago and I’ve taken some amazing workshops there too. They offer a wide range of topics, price ranges and time lengths. Here’s the link: www.savvyauthors.com

If you click on the calendar in the upper right when you reach the workshops, click on January and scroll down until you reach January 12. My workshop is the second one I believe. There is a place that says register.

Start off 2015 by taking a workshop that will help you reach your writing goal. Characterization and plotting are essential elements of fiction writing.

All the best! Tambra Nicole Kendall