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  1. Dunes & Dreams RWA Chapter 215 (from Eastern Long Island) present their May 2010 Online Workshop. http://www.dunesanddreams.org/writing-workshops Cost: $10 D&D members, $25 all others. Payable in US funds only. May 3 through May 28: Curing the “What Comes After the First 3 Chapters” Blues with Beth Henderson Blurb: The idea for your story has been brewing for quite awhile now. You knew how it opened, and we all know how they close – everyone lives happily ever after (except any villain that needs to be caught), girl gets boy, and wedding bells will or do or might ring. B
  2. Permission granted to forward. May 2010 -- Join us for a one-week intensive workshop May 16-22. Price: RRRW Members - $15; Non-members - $20 "Storyboarding" with Shayla Black (aka Shelley Bradley) Hate blinking cursors or rewriting? Have a very time-pressed schedule? To avoid all of those and maintain sanity in the middle of deadlines and challenging books requires a little more pre-plotting than Ready with some characters, Set with an opening scene, Go! Storyboarding for the Story Challenged uses different formats (and thus, different parts of your brain) to help you construct your pl
  3. May 2010 THE "W" PLOT.OR THE OTHER WHITE MEAT FOR PLOTTERS INSTRUCTOR: Karen Docter WHEN: May 3 to May 28 (12 lessons posted over 4 weeks) WORKSHOP: One of the staples of any writers group conversations is the plot. It's integral to every novel, holds everything together. It's the vehicle that carries readers from page one to "The End". It's one of the scariest things an author faces when s/he decides, hey, I want to write a novel! How many of us have made this decision, then stared at that blank page or computer screen without a clue how to proceed? What about those of us who w
  4. ****Permission to Forward Granted and appreciated****** Heart of the West Utah RWA presents their Annual 2010 Writers conference ~~Out, Out Damned Plot, A conference in five acts~~ Location: The Grand Summit at The Canyons in Park City, Utah Fee: $159-$175 - Late Fee $10 after 9/6/10 Date: October 8-9, 2010 Special Guest Author: Christine Feehan: #1 New York Times bestselling author, has over 40 novels published, including four series. Each of her four series has hit #1 on the NY Times. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature
  5. *****PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED AND ENCOURAGED ***** Dunes & Dreams RWA Chapter 215 (from Eastern Long Island) present their April 2010 Online Workshop. http://www.dunesanddreams.org/writing-workshops Cost: $10 D&D members, $25 all others. Payable in US funds only. April 5 through April 30: Bringing a Setting to Life with Cheryl St.John Blurb: Have you ever read a book that made you feel as though you were right there experiencing the story? Would you like to know how to trigger a response like that in your readers? Included in what we generally think of as setting ar
  6. ****permission to forward*** Snakebite Scenes and Hollywood Plots: Enhancing Action and Emotion in Romance Date: May 3 – 17, 2010 Instructor: Carrie Lofty Sponsored by : Heart of Dixie, RWA (www.heartofdixie.org) Cost: $20 Class Description: You have the beginning. You know how it should end. But what to do with those hundreds of pages in the middle? Carrie Lofty, author of sexy, adventurous historical romances for Kensington, will demonstrate how action can make your novel more exciting and more emotional. Use Carrie’s so-called “ snakebite scenes” to help characters ac
  7. --------PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED---------- Elements of RWA Online Workshops http://www.elementsofrwa.com/workshops.html Are you attending RWA National Conference in Nashville? Start preparing now to meet the agents and editors. The Tiny Art of Elevator Pitches: How to Craft Them and How to Use Them by Carrie Lofty April 5 - 16 Elements Member $9, Non-member $15 Registration ends April 1 To register for this workshop click <http://www.elementsofrwa.com/wkshp_reg2.htm> here. Description: Every word counts! If you've ever considered attending a conference, you've probably
  8. Workshop: Changing Genres: How to Decide What to Keep & What to Dump, What to Change, What to Enhance, When Following Trends, Jumping into Different "Lines" or Going Down a New Road Speaker: Beth Daniels Date: April 5 - 30, 2010 DESCRIPTION: The publishing world is in constant transition with different aspects in novels changing, sometimes over a decade, sometimes - it seems - nearly overnight. Will you be ready? Or are you already thinking of jumping from your current "ship", swinging with the finesse of Captain Jack Sparrow onto the publishing vessel riding the waves to starboa
  9. ***PERMISSION TO FORWARD*** Yellow Rose Romance Writers is pleased to announce our April 2010 workshop! All workshops are $15 for Yellow Rose members and $25 for non-Yellow Rose members. Starting April 1, 2010, Becky Martinez and Sue Viders will present Archetypes vs. Stereotypes. This is a 4-week course. To register, go to http://www.yellowroserwa.com/workshops.php and fill in the form. We accept PayPal and check/money order. Registration deadline is March 31, 2010. Archetypes vs. Stereotypes April 1-30 (4 weeks) Course Description: There have to be more heroic styles than just th
  10. Online Class: The Anatomy of a Love Scene Instructor: Jenna Petersen Dates: April 5 - 7, 2010 Registration Deadline: April 3, 2010 Fee: $10/HHRW members, $20/others To register for this class: http://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/classreg.htm FMI: HHRW Campus Coordinator: classes@heartsthroughhistory.com Class Description: Hot is well, hot, right now. But not every author is comfortable with the intricacies of sensual love scenes. In this three part presentation, award-winning sensual and erotic romance writer Jenna Petersen (Jess Michaels) breaks down the key elements a powerful
  11. Louisville Romance Writers is pleased to announce the online workshop - HOW TO BUILD THE PERFECT MAN A fun-filled, interactive, informal presentation by published author Sara Reinke Every author strives to create within their work, characters that spring to life from the page, and are believable, sympathetic and dynamic to readers all at the same time. But the only way that your character will ever feel real to your reader is if he or she is first real to you. From the way they look to their chosen career; from their ambitions, problems, personality traits and more, as the writer, you must
  12. \***** Permission to Forward Granted and Encouraged *****// The Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter of RWA Presents The Synopsis Queen Tells All with Kara Lennox Does the thought of writing a synopsis give you hives? Would you rather have a root canal? Multi-published author Kara Lennox, who has sold many books on synopsis alone, will show you how to not only make the process (almost) painless, but to use the synopsis as a writing tool to make sure your book is as strong as it can be. Using tools from her screenwriting experience, Ms. Lennox will illustrate how to break down
  13. *****PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED AND ENCOURAGED ***** Dunes & Dreams RWA Chapter 215 (from Eastern Long Island) present their April 2010 Online Workshop. http://www.dunesanddreams.org/writing-workshops Cost: $10 D&D members, $25 all others. Payable in US funds only. April 5 through April 30: Bringing a Setting to Life with Cheryl St.John Blurb: Have you ever read a book that made you feel as though you were right there experiencing the story? Would you like to know how to trigger a response like that in your readers? Included in what we generally think of as setting ar
  14. ***PERMISSION TO FORWARD*** SELF-PROMOTION: Does the very term make you cringe? Do you suffer from "Not-Doing-Enough-Self-Promotion" guilt? Do you think self-promotion is something you'll have time to learn AFTER getting The Call? Here’s THE online workshop for you: April 5th – 18th -- “GUILT-FREE AUTHOR PROMOTION: Picking the Right PR Options For You” PR consultant/Berkley author Marcia James and a slate of promotion-savvy guest lecturers will present this two-week online workshop that provides insider tips, hard-won knowledge, and the tools to pick the PR options right for YOU. The lectur
  15. **Permission to forward granted and encouraged** Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for April 2010. Date: 04/05/2010 – 04/30/2010 Workshop title: SKIPS, LIES & VIDEOTAPES (How PIs Find the Missing, Nail the Fraudulent, and Obtain the Proof) Instructor: Colleen Collins /Shaun Kaufman Syllabus Class 1: The Skips: Tracing Electronically What's a Skip? Steps of a Skip/Locate Request Skiptracing: Researching the Web Case Examples Attachment: Gumshoe Glossary Class 2: The Skips: Tracing on Foot Skiptracing: Working the Streets Skiptraci
  16. **Permission to forward granted and encouraged** Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for April 2010. Date: 04/05/2010 – 04/30/2010 Workshop title: BREATHING LIFE INTO A SCENE/GETTING YOUR STORY OFF TO THE RIGHT START Instructor: Beth Cornelison Breathing Life Into A Scene offers a step by step approach to layering vivid details about setting, emotion and character into each scene you write. Silhouette Romantic Suspense Beth Cornelison will show you how to select the right details and character-specific information to place your reader in the scene and m
  17. **Permission to forward granted and encouraged** Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for April 2010. Date: 04/05/2010 – 04/30/2010 Workshop title: SECRETS OF THE PROLIFIC: HOW TO OVERCOME PROCRASTINATION, PERFECTIONISM AND WRITER'S BLOCK Instructor: Hillary Rettig Secrets of the Prolific: How to Overcome Procrastination, Perfectionism and Writer’s Block will forever change your relationship with your writing. People suffering from procrastination or a block often think they’re lazy, undisciplined, or otherwise lacking, but they really aren’t lacking a
  18. PERMISSION TO FORWARD Heartbeat RWA presents: March Workshop: Getting Published in the Magazines (an online class) Date: March 15 - March 30, 2010. Instructor: Dianne Despain, author of 1000+ freelance magazine articles, 25 romance novels, 9 non-fiction books including A Writer's Guide to Getting Published in Magazines Cost: Free to Heartbeat members; $10 for RWA members; $20 for non-RWA members. Magazine articles can pay well or serve to build your writing credits. You may earn anywhere from a few cents a word to a few dollars a word, or develop a writing portfolio that will get you n
  19. \\*****Permission to Forward Granted and Encouraged*****// Critiquing Presented by Camy Tang http://www.romance-ffp.com/event.cfm?EventID=71 Last Chance to Register Self-editing can be both fun and easy! Learn common things to look for in your own manuscript, and learn tricks for critiquing others, as well. In my years as a freelance editor and in working with the editors at my publishing houses, there are several issues that often come up in manuscripts I critique and in my own manuscripts, over and over again. Learn what they are so you can polish your own manuscript and make it cle
  20. *~*~*~*~*PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED*~*~*~*~* MASTERING POINT OF VIEW INSTRUCTOR: Diane O'Connell WHEN: March 1 to March 26 (13 lessons posted over 4 weeks) WORKSHOP: What's the secret every successful author knows and most new authors don't? It's point of view (POV). In this workshop, Diane will show how truly understanding and mastering point of view can fix an ailing manuscript and turn a decent but lackluster novel into a page-turner. You'll learn: *The biggest mistakes authors make with POV - and how to avoid them *How to use POV to liven up description, dialogue, and action
  21. **Permission to forward granted and encouraged** Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for January 2010. Date: 03/01/2010 – 03/26/2010 Workshop title: MAKE'EM LAUGH, MAKE'EM CRY Instructor: Lori Wilde We, as authors, are in the emotion delivery business. Honing your craft means learning how to evoke emotions. It means learning to use language to create a sleight of hand that causes your readers to respond on a gut level. It means getting in touch with what you feel, hope, or fear for every one of your main characters at every moment of the story. There’s
  22. CAMEO, Chapter 123 proudly presents our first class for 2010. Ms Kim Louise will lead you into the wonderful world of Character Craft. Making that character stand out and pull the reader through the story. Join Kim into this class on learning how to create the bare bones of your story, the characters. Learn to flesh out your characters with this multi-published author. Class: March 1 thru March 31, 2010 Instructor: Ms Kim Louise Character Craft Fascinating, engrossing, compelling, unforgettable, frustrating, hardheaded characters! We love to read about them and, in order to sell our
  23. Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for March 2010. Date: 3/1/2010 - 3/26/2010 Workshop title: The Art of Rewriting with Martha Engber While there's a plethora of information about how to write the first draft of an essay, short story or novel, clear and useful advice on how to rewrite and polish work for publication is much harder to come by. How long should a rewrite take? Do you address problems separately or together? What methods do successful writers employ? In workshop, you'll get those answers while learning how to plan and implement a rewrite on a pie
  24. Workshop: Walking Off the Page: How to Bring Characters to Life Speaker: Kelle Riley Date: March 1 - 26, 2010 DESCRIPTION: Strong characters make lasting impressions. From princesses to policemen memorable, believable characters are the key to making readers (and editors) come back for more. Learn techniques to create multidimensional characters that come to life for you and your reader. Syllabus: . Introduction . Tools vs. Rules . Getting to know your characters . Crafting realistic characters . POV and Deep POV techniques . Dialogue . Showing with Sensory Detail . Emoti
  25. Workshop: A Noble's Life in Medieval Times Speaker: Eliza Knight Date: March 1 - 26, 2010 DESCRIPTION: Life in medieval times was so much different than the way we live today. When readers sit down with their favorite medieval historical romance, they are taken away to another time and place. For most readers, this is where they learn about medieval times, and it is the duty of the author to be as authentic as possible. That being said, you don't want your book to be a history lecture either, but to just flavor it enough. This workshop will teach you how people, particularly nobles,
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