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  1. ** Permission to forward granted and encouraged** Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for November. Date: 11/02/10 To 11/26/2010 Workshop title: Story Aerobics: Shaping Up Sagging Middles Instructor: Raquel Rodriguez After a brilliant start, does your story slow down and loose it's sparkle? Do your characters run out of things to say? Too early in the story for a love scene, and you don't have a dead body to thrown in? Learn how to confront these stumbling blocks that cause your problem scenes with a few simple steps and exercises. Learn to define the who
  2. Registration open until October 16th! *****PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED AND ENCOURAGED ***** Dunes & Dreams RWA Chapter 215 (from Eastern Long Island) present a October 2010 Online Workshop. http://www.dunesanddreams.org/writing-workshops Cost: $10 D&D members, $20 all others. Payable in US funds only. October 18 through October 28: Beyond Research: Stronger POV and the Effective Use of Detail with Carrie Lofty Blurb: Everyone knows a good romance author does her homework. But how do you integrate juicy details into a steamy, compelling, tear-jerking novel? How much detail
  3. *****PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED AND ENCOURAGED ***** Dunes & Dreams RWA Chapter 215 (from Eastern Long Island) present a October 2010 Online Workshop. http://www.dunesanddreams.org/writing-workshops Cost: $10 D&D members, $20 all others. Payable in US funds only. October 18 – October 29: ERGONOMICS with DALE MAYER. BLURB: If you've ever endured the agony of neck strain or overuse of your mouse hand (and who hasn't?),don't miss this class. The world of a writer is unique. Many people laugh when you say you’re a hard-working writer—to them it’s an oxymoron. Everyone has this
  4. Helena, it's right here: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/Boards/index.php?showforum=219
  5. ***Please Forward*** Good Morning! I am thrilled to announce RWA-WF's October workshop! Please join us for a tremendous learning experience on how to quiet the little (okay sometimes very loud) voices of doom. Quiet Please: Silencing Your Inner Critic You've heard the voices, the ones that say "You can't..." "You'll never..." "Who cares?" How are you supposed to start or finish your novel with all that noise in your head? Furthermore, where are these voices coming from? In this workshop we'll investigate the psychology behind these critical voices through discussions and case historie
  6. PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED & ENCOURAGED Celtic Hearts Romance Writers announces it's November workshop: ANGLO/Scottish Borders by Jody Allen Nov. 1 through Dec. 10, 2010 In 1237 the Treaty of York established legally the Anglo/Scottish border, but over the next 366 years this ”legal” border between two often warring nations, was as fluid as each Border family’s allegiance to their country: family before all else. This 96 mile border (Scotland’s only land border) reaches from the Solway Firth on the west to the city of Berwick on Tweed and the North Sea on the east encompassing three
  7. Instead of me posting Yosemite ROmance Writers online workshops (there are several) here is the link to their site: http://www.yosemiteromancewriters.com/6.html Enjoy!
  8. Instead of me posting Yosemite ROmance Writers online workshops (there are several) here is the link to their site: http://www.yosemiteromancewriters.com/6.html Enjoy!
  9. Trying to juggle two WIP's... Can I do it?

  10. It's not too late to sign up for Candace Haven's workshop. The new start date is September 20th and we will take registrations up until Sept. 19th. **Permission to forward granted and encouraged** Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for August. Date: 09/20/2010 To 10/15/2010 Workshop title: Finding the Book Ho in You Instructor: Candace Havens As writers, the majority of are introverts at heart. We like to sit in front of our computer and write about made up worlds. But there's a big world out there, one that if you want to be successful, you have to le
  11. ***Permission to Forward and Appreciated**** 2010 Heart of the West Writers Conference: Out, Out Damned Plot, A Conference in five acts. October 8 & 9, 2010 ($10 Late fee after 9/6/10) PARK CITY, UT - Writers Conference and Book Signing, The Grand Summit at The Canyons, Park City, Utah. Special Guest Agent: Steven Axelrod has been an agent for over 30 years and president of his own agency for more than 25 years. He is older than dirt. Prior to agenting, he was an editor at The Literary Guild, managing editor at Harcourt Brace and a reader for a number of paperback houses. His pres
  12. San Diego Romance Writers of America presents: Class - Make Your Characters Jump Off the Page Instructer: Corey Blake September 20 - Oct. 1 Cost:$20 Register at - http://www.rwasd.com/training/index.html Make Your Characters Jump Off the Page Award-winning writer, actor, producer and director Corey Blake will teach you how to creating convincing characters. Creating believable characters takes time and discipline, but the quality of your characters can make the difference between a novel that sits in a closet and one that finds an audience. In this workshop, Blake will lead participant
  13. PITCH, PILE, OR PUBLIC: THREE PATHS TO PUBLICATION Dates: September 13-27, 2010 Instructors: Kira Sinclair, Kimberly Lang, & Lynn Raye Harris Cost: $20 Sponsored by: Heart of Dixie, RWA Register at: www.heartofdixie.org Summary: There is no one path to publication; no one way to get an editor or agent’s attention. In this workshop, three authors draw on their own experiences to prepare you for success on the three most common paths to an editor or agent’s desk. The Pitch: Kira Sinclair’s pitch led to a request, then a sale. Kira will go over the basics of how to craft a short,
  14. --------PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED---------- Elements of RWA Online Workshops http://www.elementsofrwa.com/workshops.html Have problems with opening hooks, sagging middles, weak conflict, or tying up lose ends? What about just getting motivated to start that book? Plotting for Un-Dummies by Raquel Rodriguez October 4 - 29 Elements Member $15, Non-member $25 To register for this workshop click here. Plotting For Un-Dummies is an intensive workshop filled with guidance, help, advice, and suggestions. Learn how to plot and follow a simple outline without stifling your creativity, bee
  15. ***Forwarding permitted, encouraged & appreciated**** *Central Ohio Fiction Writers' Write from the Heart Conference *October 1-2, 2010 *Holiday Inn Worthington, Columbus, OH *www.COFW.org *KEYNOTE SUZANNE BROCKMANN *AGENTS & EDITORS: *Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency *Cori Deyoe, 3 Seas Literary Agency *Charles Griemsman, Silhouette (Taking pitches for all lines) *Leis Pederson, Berkley *Appts on first come,first serve at time of registration. *BREAKOUT WORKSHOPS: *Suzanne Brockmann Friday night 2 hrs: "The Whole Enchilada" *Suzanne Brockmann Sat: "Breaking the
  16. ****************Permission to Forward Granted********************** East Valley Authors (EVA) is offering its first online class called Critique and Collaboration. EVA members pay only $10!!!! Nonmembers $20. Critique and Collaboration, will run October 10-23rd and will include the basics of critiquing, recognizing and accepting your own strengths and weaknesses, the pleasures and pitfalls of writing together, how to get the most from your critique partners, and ground rules that every critique group should have. Instructor- Anthea Lawson Anthea Lawson — aka Anthea and Lawson — are a husb
  17. ***Permission to forward granted & encouraged*** Florida Romance Writers Presents... Get More For Your Time Online With instructor Terry Kate September 13-17 Join web guru Terry Kate, owner of the Romance in the Backseat website. This 5-day class will cover Facebook, Twitter, and Guest blogging Do's and Don'ts, and teach you how to improve your web presence in a few easy steps. Day 1: Your Online Presence - Make your Facebook Profile Work for You. Your Website, Blog, Twitter, Facebook all represent you. They should do a professional job, making it easy for readers to find the informa
  18. ***Permission to forward*** The Midwest Fiction Writers Fall Harvest of Writing Essentials presents Layer and Texture Your Novel featuring Cherry Adair Saturday, September 25, 2010 in Minneapolis, MN Before 9/2/2010: $99 for MFW members; $109 for non-MFW members After 9/2/2010, add $10 This workshop is good for all levels and genres. There's more to a novel than good story telling. There has to be a balance of dialog, narration, research, and description. In this fast-paced, fun class learn when too much research is too much, and how to subtly layer what you need into your story so
  19. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- *2010 Heart of the West Writers Conference and Book Signing* *Out, Out Damned Plot, A Conference in five acts.* *October 8 & 9, 2010 * *PARK CITY, UT -* The Grand Summit at The Canyons, Park City, Utah. *BOOKSIGNING:* *October 8, 7:00 – 9:00 pm* Opened to the public with a cash bar featuring traditional and non-alcoholic drinks. * * *Christine Feehan* http://www.christinefeehan.com/ #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
  20. Check out this Colorado Romance Writers, Inc. Online Workshop Series class for SEPTEMBER 2010! Online Workshop: Mastering Point of View Instructor: Diane O’Connell Date: September 6 – October 1, 2010 DESCRIPTION: 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 li
  21. Trying to decide if my avatar needs a new guy.....

  22. Permission to Forward: Writing Novellas - Making a Long Story Short with Nina Pierce. Southern Tier Authors of Romance's (STAR) educational on-line workshop program for September 2010 is open for enrollment. Deadline to Register: August 31! THE CLASS - SEPTEBER 1 - 28: It takes a special talent to get from "Once upon a time" to "They lived happily ever after". And when you're trying to do it in less than 30,000 words while juggling everything from character arc to the romance plot to the suspense plot and if it includes erotica, those hot love scenes . it can be a difficult road to na
  23. **Permission to forward is granted and encouraged** The Rainbow Romance Writers, special interest chapter 217 of RWA, is pleased to announce our September online workshop. Workshop: Crafting The Erotic Novella; Or, You Want Me To Tell It In How Many Words? Instructor: Kimberly Gardner Dates: September 8th to 29th, 2010 Workshop Description The art and craft of the erotic novella will be explored with the help of multi-published author Kimberly Gardner. The class will center around the seven step plotting template Kimberly has developed and used to write and publish four erotic nove
  24. **Permission to Forward** Central Florida Romance Writers is pleased to announce our upcoming online class: Medical Speak for Writers Instructors: Joanie White and Dara Edmondson Dates: September 13 - 16, 2010 Cost: $15 CFRW members - $20 non-members Registration deadline: September 1, 2010 Class Description: Many romance novels feature a main or secondary character with a disease, an injury or a chronic illness. Others use the backdrop of a medical facility or conveyance or have a character who works in the medical field. In order to get the details straight-a critical necessity fo
  25. ***Permission to Forward Granted and Encouraged*** CAN THIS MANUSCRIPT BE SAVED INSTRUCTOR: Susan Meier WHEN: September 6 to September 19 WORKSHOP: Can This Manuscript Be Saved? Rejected? Can't get an agent? Can't sell, even though your critique partners LOVE your work? Susan Meier reviews the seven most common rejection catch phrases and explains why you and even your critique partners can't spot them, then shows how determining whether your book's trouble is a story, scene or word problem is the first step on the road to recovery. Following the assignments at the end of each les
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