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  1. Dunes & Dreams RWA Chapter 215 (from Eastern Long Island) present a September 2010 Online Workshop. http://www.dunesanddreams.org/writing-workshops Cost: $10 D&D members, $25 all others. Payable in US funds only. September 6 through September 30: May the Force Be With You (Adding Realistic Law Enforcement & Legal System Elements Into Your Novel) With Kerri Nelson BLURB: Who doesn't love a hot cop hero? Want to make his cop talk and attitude sound authentic? What about evidence collection or a courtroom scene? Need a little legal know how to make your book more excit
  2. *****PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED AND ENCOURAGED ***** Dunes & Dreams RWA Chapter 215 (from Eastern Long Island) present a September 2010 Online Workshop. http://www.dunesanddreams.org/writing-workshops Cost: $10 D&D members, $25 all others. Payable in US funds only. September 6 through September 30: TWEAKING HISTORY: STEAMPUNK AND OTHER TALES OF ALTERNATE HISTORY With Beth Daniels, (Beth Henderson, J.B. Daniels & Nied Darnell) BLURB: You know how hindsight allows you to see all the things you should have done differently in your life if you had the chance? Would
  3. ***Permission to Forward Given*** Online Workshop: Late Imperial Russia: The Life and Times of an Empire on the Brink of Collapse Instructor: Mary O'Malley (w/a Emma Westport) Dates: September 13-24, 2010 Registration Deadline: September 11, 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: At the end of this workshop students will have a framework for the dates and events that shaped Russia during the period from the assassination of
  4. ***Permission to Forward Granted*** Online Workshop: Edit Your Book in a Month Instructor: Eliza Knight Dates: September 1-30, 2010 Registration Deadline: August 30, 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: Eliza will present tips on editing, most common mistakes made in manuscripts, what editors and judges are looking for and show you how to evaluate the following: • Overused/Weak words • Weak verbs • Use of the 5 sen
  5. ***Permission to forward given and encouraged*** Mark your calendars and sign up online for our annual Lone Star Writer's Conference at _http://www.nwhrwa.com/conference.htm_ (http://www.nwhrwa.com/conference.htm) ------------------------- DATE: October 16, 2010 LOCATION: Houston Marriott North at Greenspoint 255 N Sam Houston Parkway East Houston, Texas 77060 Telephone: 281-875-4000 $69.00/night - Direct Link for reservations: _https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NWHoustonRomanceWriters_ (https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NWHoustonRomanceWriters) Richard Dix Event Manager Houston Marrio
  6. **Permission to forward granted and encouraged** Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for August. Date: 09/06/2010 – 10/01/2010 Workshop title: The Journey Cycle Instructor: Robin Matheson Is your protagonist poised at the Edge of the Forest, negotiating the Trail of Breadcrumbs, or facing the Mirror on the Wall? To reach a satisfying ending to any story, be it romance or another genre, each step in the Journey requires careful deliberation if your hero or heroine is to pass the Glass Slipper Test. This course uses the familiar, symbolic world of Fairy
  7. **Permission to forward granted and encouraged** Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for August. Date: 09/06/2010 – 10/01/2010 Workshop title: Brick By Brick: Using Structure to Write and Revise Instructor: Melissa Blue Has writing or revising an entire novel ever felt like you were about to scale Mount Everest? The project too big, the problems too insurmountable? Well, the bad news is writing and revising a novel is never going to be easy. The process can be easier and less painful than banging your head on a wall. The structure of a scene and the str
  8. **Permission to forward granted and encouraged** Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for August. Date: 09/06/2010 – 10/01/2010 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 learn how to handle. This class isn't just for those who have sold, finding the book ho begins before you ever finish that first manuscript. Candace Ha
  9. **Permission to forward granted and encouraged** Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for August. Date: 09/06/2010 – 10/01/2010 Workshop title: Show Don’t Tell Instructor: Martha Engber Show, don’t tell has got to be one of the most oft-spoken phrases in all writerdom and one that dogs determined scribes without mercy. We think we’re showing, showing, showing, when really we’re telling, telling, telling. So why not tell? Look at all the fabulously famous writers who do! Then again, if we’re not fabulously famous and want to be, or if we just want to be
  10. 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: August 15th - 28th -- "SELF-PROMOTION PRIMER: Guilt-Free & Cost-Effective PR Options" PR consultant/Berkley author Marcia James will present this two-week online workshop, with lectures from a slate of promotion-savvy guest lecturers. Participants will be given insider tips and the tools to pick the PR options right for
  11. Elements of RWA Online Workshops http://www.elementsofrwa.com/workshops.html Dirty Little Secrets of Character Development by Keena Kincaid September 6 - 30 REGISTRATION ENDS Sept. 1 Elements Member $15, Non-member $25; Limited to 20 participants. To register for this workshop click here <http://www.elementsofrwa.com/wkshp_reg4.htm> . Description: Do you know the secret to character development? "The Dirty Little Secrets of Character Development" is an interactive workshop that leads participants through fun, inventive exercises that will help them root out their characters'
  12. ***PERMISSION TO FORWARD*** Yellow Rose Romance Writers is pleased to announce our September 2010 workshop! All workshops are $15 for Yellow Rose members and $25 for non-Yellow Rose members. Linnea Sinclair presents Character Torture 101. This is a *2-week course*and begins September 19, 2010. 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 September 18, 2010.** *Course Description: * Writing Guru Dwight Swain said that it’s the author’s job to manipulate the emotions of the reader .
  13. Yellow Rose Romance Writers is pleased to announce our September 2010 workshop! All workshops are $15 for Yellow Rose members and $25 for non-Yellow Rose members. Annalise Russell presents Body Language. This is a *1-week course* and begins September 12, 2010. 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 September 11, 2010.** *Course Description: * How often do we say one thing, and feel (or want to say!) another? Know how to read the signs, and you won’t be fooled again. Body lang
  14. Dates: September 1 - September 30th Class: How to Make Money with Your Writer's Blog Instructor: Erica Barton During the month of September, Erica will be teaching writers how to write for blogs, what to blog about, how to get a LOT of traffic to your blog, and then how to monetize your blog so that you can start supplementing your writer's income at any stage of your writing career. Join her to learn what the blogging experts are doing to make thousands and hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Week 1 - Blogging and Website Basics Week 2 - Getting Readers for Free Week 3 -
  15. * * *August 30 -- September 3, 2010 Plotting Subplots Workshop by June Diehl** * Plotting Subplots explores the nature, purpose, and types of subplots that can be used in novels. We will look at ways to develop subplots based on main and secondary characters and to chart the ebb and flow of subplots within the main plot. We will look at some subplots from published novels and the participants' writing and where subplots might be developed. The course will be $10 for ESPAN RWA members, $15 for non-ESPAN RWA Members and $25 for non-RWA Go to http://espan-rwa.com/workshops/ to si
  16. ***PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED AND ENCOURAGED*** Sizzle 101 Instructor: Jennifer LaBrecque Dates: August 9 - 23, 2010 Cost: $20 Registration Deadline EXTENSION TO AUGUST 8, 2010 More Information: http://www.heartofdixie.org/ Class Description: Join award-winning, veteran Blaze author Jennifer LaBrecque and learn how to notch up your writing's sensuality level from so-so to sizzling. The two-week course will cover sensuality vs. sexuality, creating sexual tension, awareness, steps to intimacy, the emotional component, engaging all five senses, and moving beyond tab a into slob b.
  17. ***Permission to forward granted & appreciated*** Learn how to sparkle in this tough and ever-changing market! Whether you're a diamond in the rough or a polished gem looking to find new ways to market your shiny prose, this is the workshop for you!!! Florida Romance Writers presents: "Shining in a Shrinking Market" With multi-published author, Traci Hall August 14th - August 21 About the workshop: Shining in a Shrinking Market is geared toward writers of all levels. It takes a motivational look at the market, playing off the four C's of diamond terminology. Carat, Cut, and Clarity
  18. ********** permission to forward ********** HURRY.... CLASS STARTS SOON! Hi everyone! Check out the exciting online classes offered by the Orange Orange <ST1>C of RWA! "Understanding Men" with Dr Debra Holland August 16 – September 18, 2010 Do you wish you had a better understanding of men? Now is your chance to improve your real-life relationships with men and enhance your male characters all through taking the same course. Learn how the male brain and hormones make a man think, feel, and behave, especially in relationships. This extended class, which includes an extra f
  19. *****PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED AND ENCOURAGED ***** Dunes & Dreams RWA Chapter 215 (from Eastern Long Island) present their August 2010 Online Workshop. http://www.dunesanddreams.org/writing-workshops Cost: $10 D&D members, $20 all others. Payable in US funds only. August 9 through August 20: Building Blocks of Fiction: Characterization and Plotting With Tambra Kendall Blurb: Every author wants characters that will leap off the page to grab a reader by the heart. In this two-week workshop, you’ll learn to write stronger, more dynamic characters through the use of i
  20. RWA Conference + week off = Lots of writing done...right?

  21. ***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. They're going fast! *BREAKOUT WORKSHOPS: *Suzanne Brockmann Friday night 2 hrs: "The Whole Enchilada" *Suzanne Brockmann
  22. 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 s
  23. 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 s
  24. ***Permission to Forward Granted*** 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_ (http://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
  25. ********** permission to forward ********** Hi everyone! Check out the exciting online classes offered by the Orange County Chapter of RWA! "Understanding Men" with Dr Debra Holland August 16 – September 18, 2010 Do you wish you had a better understanding of men? Now is your chance to improve your real-life relationships with men and enhance your male characters all through taking the same course. Extended to include an extra week of information and lectures, during this five-week class you will learn how the male brain and hormones make a man think, feel, and behave, especially
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